For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci
Base To Final is a cyber "mind dump" with an Aeronautical theme surrounding past, present and future connections of a life. In other words, the concept of human flight using machines can be a spiritual departure from earthly day to day monotony. There are multiple facets of flying that can be equated to the cycle of human life.
Additionally, this is also a "landing page" for the history of Rockland County airports.
Historic Rockland Airfields
Rockland County, N.Y., a small yet beautiful rural county situated approximately 30 miles north of the center of New York City, is a county with roots dating back to Dutch settlers in the 1600s. It has seen drastic expansion in the last 50 years - since the addition of a bridge that connects it directly to Westchester County. However, prior to 1955, Rockland was almost all farmland, with wide open fields and lots of space. It was no wonder that the county became the home to many airfields in the 20th Century.