Thursday, July 14, 2011

time to soar

One of my lifelong dreams has been to go up in a prop plane.  I decided that longing to pilot one was too big of a life dream... until Hubby made it happen.  On Valentine's day he got me tickets for a 'Discovery Flight' at a local airport.  This meant that I would learn the basics of flight and then fly the aircraft (as much a possible) with an instructor.

Well we waited until the ground was pretty to go up- unfortunately it was the hottest day of the year.  This meant that there was more turbulence than normal.  But I didn't care- I was living a dream!

getting ready

gearing up for take off

yep- really 3000 feet up!

hubby was my brave passenger
We went up and down between altitudes often (for learning purposes), did lot's of turns, and I was in control!!  It was awesome!  However- these little guys (a Cessna 172) do not have air conditioning- did I mention it was 106??  Between the up and downs, the excitement, the turns, and the heat- I did get a little sick just before landing.  I was fine right away- it just hit me suddenly!

After we went out to eat to celebrate.  I think my husband was really celebrating just being on the ground again.
how awesome am I in Hubby's aviators?!?!
It was an amazing afternoon!  We have one more pass.  MY husband bought 2 (it was such a good deal).  We thought that if I loved it I could do it twice- and if I was satisfied with my flight- Hubby would get a chance to pilot.  I loved it and would love to do it again- but I also want Hubby to have the experience.  No matter what- I get to be in a plane again within the next month!!!


  1. This looks so fun! I would love it...although there is no way I would ever get my husband up in one haha Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Consider me your newest follower!

  2. Ohh my goodness. I am jealous! I love you were able to document the whole trip with great pictures too! I just found your blog this morning and I had to follow! I look forward to reading more.



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