Well, the GlobalFlyer II finally took to the air this morning after seven am while we looked on, shivering. It was quite cold waiting out there for the take off, at least for us Floridians. Everything was announced over the loud speakers so we knew what was happening, like when the GlobalFlyer II’s engines were started, and when the official from the FAA placed the seals on the hatch. It was all very exciting. We were positioned at the shuttle midfield landing site which is approximatley halfway down the landing strip. The GlobalFlyer screamed past us still on the ground and ate up so much runway before it took to the air that it was well past us. Still, it was very neat to be a part of this potentially historic event. Click on the picture to enlarge. My picture isn’t the best, but it was all that my frozen little fingers could take at that point!