Originally Posted by mattmac
Who enjoys flying? I do!
Hmmmm, there's a saying;
If you think riding in an airplane is flying, then you must think riding in a boat is swimming.
Think about it
Yeah, I like flying. In airplanes, out of airplanes using gravity (which is technically "falling"
. I don't like riding through turbulance when flying commercial though..... it spills my drink.
I went through the motions of learning how to fly a plane. I started with one place that got put on hiatus because one of their instructors crashed one plane, then a stu crashed another plane (not me, BTW). Started at another place where I used to jump at that taught me a LOT, it's really cool the way the ATC pass you off on the radio when landing at a real airport, but the airplane sucked. Way too little power compared to what I was used to and I was putting in a lot of hours trying to get used to it. BTW, all my solos and cross countries were done by this time. I even took the FAA written and passed it and the err, physical
. Just neeed to do the check ride to pass the pratical part, but I hated that underpowered plane. Oh well. Next thing you know I needed sinus surgery and I could not go up in planes for quite a while. Either to fly or jump out of.
I jumped out of a helicopter once. That was a very differnt experience because he was hovering. You don't have any airspeed and it's harder to control yourself at first. I jumped from 23,000 ft before too, but that's a whole nuther story.....