So, I'm a Pilot now.......

Friday, June 18, 2010

Okay, so I got to fly a plane on Thursday....not just fly IN IT, I FLEW IT.


It was a Cessna 4 seater and OMG, it was so FREAKING AWESOME....

This is one of my Bucket List Items to do before I was 50 (will be 47 this year). Now I really want to get my actual pilots license.

I was in Mesa and flew through the Superstition Mountains and around Weavers Needle. I got to fly right around it. My sisters friend that took us did the take off (I got to do all the checks with him and 'drive' the plane down the air strip. He was going to let me take off, but i didn't feel quite confident enough with my steering yet. As soon as we were off the ground, I took control...OMG..IT WAS AWESOME (have I mentioned that yet?) We flew up the river and over Roosevelt Dam, then turned towards Weavers Needle and flew around that, and out to the front side of the mountains. We were in the air for about 1 hour. Then we got to do the approach to Falcon Field and I did the entire approach, calling into the tower, etc up until just 20 feet off the ground. Next time, I'm going to do the take off AND the landing. OMG, IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME....did I tell you that?????

2 comments:

puffinliz said...

I think I saw you flying over me that day! Not really, unless you accidentally made a beeline for Maricopa! congrats on your first flight as a pilot. Do you live in AZ or were you just visiting?

Corinna said...

Okay, this just added a whole new component to my fear of flying..... :)

Corinna

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