Flying Songs






Over the years I have listened to many flying songs, some good, some bad, some very funny, some sad. Many of the songs are just "normal" tunes changed (or "covered") with flying related lyrics. It is sometimes difficult to write down the lyrics, but now, in the internet, you can sometimes be lucky and find them already written.


I started some time ago to collect a few and decided to start a page with them here. Whenever possible, I have added a link to the original artist so that you can possibly order the original music. It's not possible for me to add samples here, yet. That requires legal permission and I think the bandwidth would end up costing me a pretty penny.... at the moment my site is fairly low cost.


I welcome any additions and suggestions, as always. Have fun with the selections I have chosen so far.

Group / Singer

short description

Lyrics from the album "Cloudbase" by

Ed Kilbourne


Ed has taken popular songs and re-written them to fit his enthusiasm for glider flying (soaring). The songs are sometimes humourous, sometimes quite serious.

Be sure to visit his homepage at


Oscar Brand



I've known their songs for some years, but never knew the name of the group... just found it out. They sing some very "rowdy" air force songs that are at times quite hilarious! Enjoy!

They also have a homepage worth visiting:



Fascinating Aida





and here is a listing of more or less "flying" (titel or lyrics) related songs:



Group / Singer



10.000 feet

Beautiful South, The



Adler sollen fliegen (Eagles shall fly)



Motors, The


Fleetwood Mac

Alleinflug (Solo Flight)

Reinhard Mey

Broken Wings

Mr. Mister

Das konnte der Herr Lilienthal nicht ahnen

(Mr. Lilienthal could not imagine) 

Emil Sirakov (from the East German Interflug Advertising)




Dragonfly Wings

Joshua Kadison

Drop the Pilot

 Joan Armatrading



Eagle Fly Free


Eagles Fly Alone

Dave Dudley

Five Miles out 

Mike Oldfield

Fliegen (Flying)

Emil Sirakov

Flieger, Grüß mir die Sonne (pilot, greet  the sun for me)

Hans Albers

Flight 309 to Tennessee

Shena West

Flight of Icarus

Iron Maiden

Flown away

Lene Martin

Fly away from Here


Fly like an Eagle

Steve Miller Band

Fly with Me to Maliboo

Ricky King

Fly, Robin Fly

Silver Convention

Flying High


Flying through the Air 

Oliver Onions

I Believe I can Fly

R. Kelly

I´m like a bird

Nelly Furtado


Puhdy's, The

L.A. International Airport

Susan Raye and Suzanne Prentice

Learning to Fly

Tom Patty

Learning to Fly 

Pink Floyd

Leaving on a Jet Plane

John Denver

Leih Mir Deine Flügel (Loan me your Wings)

Roland Kaiser

Lonely Sky

Chris de Burgh

Major Tom

Peter Schilling

Maschine brennt (Plane on Fire)


Oh, Oh, Ikarus

Costa Cordalis

Rocket Man

Elton John



Sky Pilot

Animals / Eric Burdon

Snoopy vs. The Red Baron


Sous le vent (Under the wind);(nice gliding Video !)

Celine Dion & Godou 

The Bird of Paradise

Peter, Sue, and Marc

The Flyer


This Flight Tonight


Über den wolken (Above the tops) 

Reinhard Mey

Up and Away

Fith Dimension

Up where we belong

Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

Walking in the Air


We fly so close

Phil Collins

Wish I could Fly



send me some more!