The Same Plane

Boeing C-17 Globemaster, huge but agile. A calm beast. And that reminds me of NATO. It is a machine made out of countries that fit together in a symbiotic sequence. A single wing cannot fly, but put it in the right place and it will shoot up into the sky. So it is in our best interest to put the pieces together as well as we can, because in the end, we are all in the same plane. I took this picture on NATO days 2015 while working there. I realized that without the cooperation of many people from different countries including pilots, ground crew, soldiers, and management it would be impossible for me to take it. Just in this plane – the crew members were from more than 6 countries, including Hungary and the United States, and sometimes it took a lot of effort to sort everything out. I have a feeling that in the future, there will be a lot of sorting out on a much greater scale. So would you rather be there alone or with a whole bunch of countries covering your back? If you ask me, cooperation is the key, and NATO is cooperation.