FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zane Lewis enjoyed the serenity of the sky, soaring through the air in his single-engine plane high above the world below.
As a cadet in the Air Force Academy’s powered flight program, Lewis would strap into the cockpit with a trainer and take off. He’d glide the Cirrus SR20 over the campus and get breathtaking views of Colorado Springs.
“At first, it definitely is scary, but the more you do it, it’s more calming,” the New York Jets safety said in an interview with The Associated Press. “You’re up there and it’s just like you. When you’re driving, there’s cars going past you left and right, But up there, it’s mostly just you.”