We arrived at the Nazca Lines in the morning for our flight.
The Nazca Airport is small, but busy.
Inside the Nazca Airport, there are a number of different flight options available.
Signing up for a flight at the Nazca Airport in Nazca, Peru.
A mural-map of the Nazca Lines at the Airport.
There were a lot of flight vendors to choose from at the Nazca Airport. Our guide recommended one to us.
People sign up for a flight to see the Nazca Lines.
Inside the Nazca Airport.
Lydian was nervous and rightly so. A number of tourists have been killed flying over the Nazca Lines. We hoped for the best.
Neither John nor Lydian had ever been up in a small prop plane before. Jennifer had.
On the runway walking to the plane.
This solo female tourist went with us on the flight.
Boarding the flight.
Lydian’s job was to take some video footage of the flight.
Taxi-ing on the runway at the Nazca Airport.
Take-off on the way to see the Nazca Lines.
There were lots of crazy-tight spins over the lines.
FUN FACT: The Nazca Lines are an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 2008, 5 people were killed, in 2010, 11 people lost their lives, and in 2015, 6 people were injured doing a Nazca Lines flight, but our flight went smoothly. I like to believe that if we get killed doing something like seeing the Nazca Lines, we would’ve gotten killed that day anyway, even if we’d stayed in bed all day. (For example, I read about a man who was swallowed up by a sink hole in the middle of the night when the ground under his bedroom collapsed).
Still smiling, but feeling a little woozy.
Our family is lucky that none of us suffer from motion sickness…
The puke-bags are within easy reach on every Nazca Lines flight.
Landing safe and sound at the Nazca Airport.
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