Monthly Archives: January 2011

I went flying!

My plane

I came across a 1/2 coupon for a flight lesson from 365 things to do in Austin and decided to try it out. It was definitely fun! Although not what I thought was going to happen. There was no instruction beforehand. I jumped into the left seat and the pilot went into the right seat. The pilot started explaining how everything worked, and we just took off. Taxing to the runway was somewhat easy. As was taking off. But it was rather slow compared to a commercial jet. Flying was interesting. I liked how things were multi-dimensional. If you wanted to make a left turn, you would lose altitude and start to speed up. So you had to account for many different variables. We flew out to the downtown and then turned around and landed. Not a very long flight.