I live in airplanes.

The end of the year is approaching, and I normally like to do a bit of a review. This year, there was one statistic that really stood out for me. I have a car that is a blast to drive, and I love to drive in general. So, I’m not sure exactly how this happened:


Gah! That’s with only 4 international trips (2 of those being quick jaunts to Canada)!

Comments (5)

  1. Dave says:

    How does the graph compare in terms of hours though?

    And how many of those airplane miles were spent in the driver’s seat? If you think a Mini Cooper is a blast to drive, try a jumbo jet.

  2. cjacks says:


    My car came equipped with instrumentation to measure miles travelled, but alas it did not come with instrumentation of hours spent in it. But the math is fairly straightforward. A commercial jet travels around an order of magnitude faster than my car, so it’s still a ratio of 30 / 100. Since it’s city driving for a good portion of it, perhaps even as much as 60 / 100. Whatever it is, it’s not enough.

    I don’t know about jumbo jets, but a Cessna 172 is, indeed, more fun to drive than my Mini. But my Mini gets better gas mileage. 🙂 Sadly, the good folks at American and United have yet to hand me the keys, or even let me ride shutgun.


  3. T.C. Zhang says:

    I live in my parents house, but I work and finally made enough money to get myself a decent computer.

    Hopefully I don’t become a 21 year old college drop out (since I am currently out of school), but I do have the latest version of Dungeon Keeper 2 to keep me happy.

    Anyways, working in airplanes must be awesome, hopefully some day I might be able to join the mile high club.


  4. Beatrice says:

    I believe there is one variable missing in this picture.

    How many miles did you clock in Taxi cabs and rental cars? And why aren’t you renting fun cars then?