Come fly with me

I’m getting ready for some very long flights over the next day or so.

As I mentioned before I’m heading to Haiti with Compassion Australia to see their work amongst people living in desperate poverty.

I love flying but sometimes being in the air for fourteen or so hours at a time can be a little tiring. It all begins tomorrow morning with a flight to Sydney, then on Sunday it’s a fourteen hour flight followed by a five hour flight.

Of course I’ll make the correct preparations tonight. I’ll choose a couple of good books and make sure that my iPod’s fully charged.

Do you enjoy flying? What do you do to keep yourself entertained on a plane? Are you able to sleep well on planes?

I’m hoping that I’ll have internet access at some of the places I visit so that I can keep you up to date with my travels.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • enjoy – one day i’d like to head to haiti to see my sponsor child myself!

    love flying, can never sleep – and i use my ipod to cruise away the hours. a laptop with a good game of Command and Conquer helps too!

  • I love flying, and feel it goes quite quick (my flights have always been to europe, so usually a ~5 hour + ~13 flights).

    I usually sleep for a few hours, and in between watch movies and read.
    I recommend one of those round neck pillow things for sleeping.

    Bon voyage! Am sure you’ll have some interesting stories when you’re back, well, or during if you find internet!

  • Prayers for your trip, Rodney.

    I love flying because I can read on the plane but not in a bus or car. The most I’ve ever flown in one trip is 4 hours so I can imagine 14 would be a bit of a challenge.

  • Deano, I’ll certainly have my iPod fully charged and ready for each flight. I used to use the inflight entertainment a lot more but having my own music to listen to is so wonderful.

  • I’ll have to look out for one of those pillows at the airport this morning. Thanks for the tip, Simone.

    I didn’t get to bed until quite late last night and I’m up early this morning so I’ll probably do a fair bit of sleeping on the plane. 🙂

  • Thanks for your prayers, Sarah. Very much appreciated.

    I don’t stop long enough to read most of the time so I’m looking forward to catching up on a couple of books while in the air.

  • Don’t forget… “sit back, relax and enjoy your flight…”

    I think a great deal of money could be raised for Compassion if you got $1 for every time you heard that in the next 10 days! 🙂

  • Thanks Peter. I just wish my body knew what time it is. We’re 12 hours behind Perth at the moment and we change another hour when we fly to Haiti this afternoon.

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