Flying to North Jersey

Last week my husband and I took a flight up to Northern New Jersey.  As I mentioned last time, if you have a pilot’s license and are qualified on the plane, you can rent an airplane.  So that’s exactly what we did. It’s like renting a car except you rent a plane.

Throughout the years, LOLZ blog has taken many different turns about life and other random topics.  Most recently, flying has seen its way into my life.  Like going to diners, it’s a fun hobby that both my husband and I enjoy doing so it makes sense to blog about it.  Since I’m not running much, I need something to talk about right?

tim and I

This time, we decided to fly up to Pompton Plains, New Jersey.  Neither of us had been to that general area of New Jersey, so we thought why not?  We also wanted to check out the Pompton Queen Diner.  It was recently ranked as one of the top diners in New Jersey, and I can see why! That deserves it’s own post for another day…

We flew out of Southern New Jersey and headed north along the Delaware Riverfront overlooking Philadelphia.  We saw a prison from above which I thought the design was neat.  Not neat enough that I would want to be behind bars though…


We flew over Princeton.  It was so neat to see it from an aerial view.  I thought I might even see some of my friends doing a track workout or something.


Next, we saw New York from afar.  As you can see, there is a layer of smog there.  For our next flight, we want to fly to either Long Island or somewhere out that direction. For security reasons, you aren’t able to fly too close to New York.

new york city

Where we landed, in Pompton Plains, is a hilly and wooded area.  The runway sort of appeared out of nowhere.  pompton plains flying

Once we landed in Pompton Plains, we headed to the Pompton Queen Diner, which was only a few miles away.  In fact, we ended up walking back from the diner to the airport.  It was a fun little adventure.

pompton plains 1

It was a beautiful walk back to the airport, and I’m glad we did.

nature walk

I enjoy flying and checking out various places. Both my husband and I enjoy flying around and exploring new areas of the tristate area.  I’m not sure where we will go next!


Incase you missed the Flight to Cape May.

Questions for you:

Have you ever flown in a private plane?

Do you have any recommendations of places to fly?

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  1. Looks like fun! I’ve been in a small 6-seat plane, but I was little. I’ll be going on my first helicopter ride in a few months, which I’m really excited about!

  2. That looks like a really fun day! My dad flew when I was younger and we had a small plane. I have lots of fond memories flying 🙂

  3. that is so cool you are able to do that! your right that prison does have a cool design I thought it was just a complex before i read the part about it being a prison. I always wonder how being in a small plane would be for me. I dont do well in helicopters but that just looks like so much fun!

    1. I actually got somewhat sick going there because it was bumpy. If you get motion sickness you might struggle a bit though. Although I think helicopters are worse!

  4. That’s seriously the coolest thing! I’ve never been in a small plane like that, but I’ve done the helicopter thing on a few different occasions and loved that. I’d love to go up into the mountains and see lal the things you can’t access by foot.

  5. AWESOME! Except terrifying for somebody with flight anxiety like me. Not even kidding, seeing your IG photo of you in front of the small plane gave me anxiety for a second, haha. I LOVE helicopters and think they are awesome and so much fun to fly in and the views are always awesome, but planes? No. I was talking to my friend this past week about how on the Bachelor, the guys will surprise girls with a private plane like that to fly to some awesome place and I would seriously be like, “Um no. I’m going to have to leave the show if I have to go on that plane. I can’t do it.” I get serious anxiety when I have to fly on a 50 seater plane! I do best on the huge planes that go overseas, but still… Those views are awesome though! I hope you do more blogs about your flights that you guys take! So awesome!

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