Life is way too short. There are many reasons why someone would like to take flying lessons…for the thrill, the advantages of getting from one place to another in a shorter amount of time than driving, enjoyment, etc… Many reasons. For me, the driving force is to get places fast. I really need to start […]
I enrolled at a flight school in Orange County, New York (MJG) in August of 2006 because, at the time, I wanted to learn how to fly. Within the year that followed, I managed to rack up over 35 hours of flight time. Part of this was time spent being trained in the airplane (Cessna 172) by my instructor and part of it was spent flying by myself, or otherwise known as "flying solo." I've flown in various types of weather, at different times of day, have flown three different types of small plane, and have experienced ground school training as well. In this blog category, I discuss much of what I've experienced as well as other aspects of what it takes to become a certified pilot. Even though I never made it to that point of my training, I do offer some interesting perspective on the process.