I Got High (And I Liked It!)

Legally, of course 😉 Come on now, who do you think I am?

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One of my friends is a flight instructor and just so happens to own his own plane. When he offered to take me up in it, naturally I jumped at the chance!

The ridiculously early weekend wakeup call was well worth it once I arrived at the airport and headed to the hangar.

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While he ran pre-flight checks, I crawled into the cub and started exploring.

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Less than 10 minutes later, we were in the air! I couldn’t believe how quick the takeoff was – the plane was on the runway for all of twenty seconds before it was airborne!

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We left the windows down to enjoy the gorgeous 80 degree weather. If you think driving with the wind in your face feels amazing in the car, multiply that sensation by a hundred for an airplane.

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Halfway through the flight, he asked me if I wanted to take over the steering. Not one to turn down the offer to oh, you know, fly a plane, I tentatively took the stick, and with a death grip that could rival a python’s, I nervously navigated us towards the airport.

Once we were safely back on land, we browsed some of the other planes that were parked on the lot, including a World War II-era bomber!

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Talk about adrenaline rushes! I’m already hoping we can do it again 🙂

What have you done this weekend/what do you plan to do? Anything crazy?


5 Comments on “I Got High (And I Liked It!)”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Wow! That’s so exciting! I’ve never been in one of those little planes, although I’d really like to.

  2. you’re so brave! I’m terrified of heights- I can’t even imagine sitting in that plane! Eek!
    I haven’t done anything crazy lately…I’m not much of a thrill-seeker haha. I wish I was though!

  3. Cool! My dad and brother both have their pilots licenses and I took flying lessons for a while. It is pretty amazing.

  4. I didn’t do anything crazy this weekend, but I did eat a lot of good food 🙂

  5. That’s so awesome! Looks like fun!

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