This is a beautiful September flight from Raleigh, North Carolina over the pretty countryside in North Carolina and Virginia. We see a number of landmarks.
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The video is designed to generate an ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) response and lead to a euphoric sensation of sights and sounds. The sound of the airplane flying is in the background behind the calming music.
Both the music and background airplane sounds are on a repeating loop so as not to startle anyone aware. The rhythm will lull you into a restful state.
00:00:09 – The aircraft lifts off the runway and begins to climb. The skid marks diminish as the plane gains altitude. The bright green grass along the runway comes into view.
00:00:25 – Turn to pass air traffic control tower.
00:02:00 – Pass over Terminal 1 and 2 on the way over the airport.
00:03:51 – Flight over Research Triangle Park in Durham, NC shows the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Protection Agency, and US EPA National Computer Center beside Discovery Lake next to Triangle Expressway toll road.
00:08:13 – A low overflight of the famous Dean Smith Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the Carolina Basketball Museum and the Flagler Business School.
00:16:41 – A distinctively lime green field is bordered by trees and a lake. We fly over the lake into a forest. Visually stimulating shapes, colors, and nature.
00:18:54 – Crossing Haw River.
00:24:39 – Passing through smoke from a fire on the ground in Snow Camp, NC. 00:27:52 – Patchwork field.
00:27:39 – Passing over Burlington, NC we fly over the Alamance County Agriculture Fair location that is covered in truck trailers.
00:28:15 – We pass over a rural high school in Graham, North Carolina.
00:29:13 – Haw River with development. 00:31:03 – Graham, NC
00:31:58 – Passing over I-85 near Graham, NC. 00:32:53 – Baseball fields in Burlington, NC.
00:35:22 – Solar farm borders Elon University in Burlington, NC.
00:38:07 – Gibsonville, NC. 00:39:36 – I-85 in Whitsett, NC. 00:44:13 – I-40 Greensboro, NC.
00:54:07 – Empty mall parking lot in High Point, NC due to pandemic.
01:00:41 – Salem College was established in 1772 when the Moravian community of Salem, North Carolina, founded a school for girls, It is the oldest educational institution for girls and women in America.
01:00:52 – Passing over Winston-Salem, NC.
01:03:05 – A steep banking right turn over the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex at Wake Forest University. We see the golf facility. Wake Forest boasts one of the elite on-campus golf practice facilities in the country in the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex.
01:13:54 – Tobaccoville, NC.
01:17:47 – Pilot Mountain, NC. A well-known landmark. a metamorphic quartzite monadnock rising to a peak 2,421 feet above sea level, is one of the most distinctive natural features in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is a remnant of the ancient chain of Sauratown Mountains. The Saura Native Americans, the region’s earliest known inhabitants, called the mountain “Jomeokee”, meaning “great guide.”
01:23:54 – Dan River snaking through trees.
01:24:49 – Fire along the Dan River near Danbury, NC.
01:28:36 – Colorful fields in Sandy Ridge, NC.
01:32:01 – Mayo River Rapids. The Mayo River is known for whitewater rafting and outdoor fun. This spot on the river near Stoneville, NC, and the Mayo River State Park is a popular section.
01:33:24 – Ridgeway, VA.
01:41:22 – Axton, VA.
01:41:28 – Eden, NC.
01:48:13 – Tabacco fields ready to pick.
01:57:02 – The West Fork of the Eno river flows into a reservoir lake created by the Town of Hillsborough, NC for water. The lake helps protect the environment and is known for fishing Largemouth bass and Black bullhead.
01:57:57 – Lake Orange. This dam and lake create a natural reservoir for water for local residents. It is 150 acres and water is drawn in through the intake tower near the dam. Homes and docks for recreational use can be seen surrounding the lake. Constructed in the 1960s with a 40-foot tall earthen dam and concrete spillway on the Eno River in Hillsborough, NC.
02:03:19 Croasdale country club and Hillandale golf course in Durham, NC.
02:04:14 – The Duke University East Campus in Durham NC can be seen in relationship to the neighborhoods nearby. The campus follows the Georgian architecture style, making it distinct from West Campus. Currently, East Campus is the exclusive residential home to first-year students.
02:09:42 – Rollingview Marina is the only marina operating on Falls Lake in Durham North Carolina.
02:13:19 – Passing over I-540 on way to landing at KRDU, Raleigh-Durham International Airport.