I Got High (And I Liked It!)Posted: March 20, 2011
Legally, of course 😉 Come on now, who do you think I am?
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.
While he ran pre-flight checks, I crawled into the cub and started exploring.
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!
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.
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!
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?