Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6229 posts, RR: 30 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
This is not exactly a traditional trip report, but I just had to post something about this and I didn't know where to put it.
I took my first flight lesson today in a Cessna 172 out of Ann Arbor (ARB). I
really liked it. I will definately be flying again. The weather was sunny, but cold. About 26 degrees F. After a preflight inspection and general Q&A about the airplane we took off. My instructor Doug Kovach knew is business and we rolled down the runway. We went up to around 2000 feet and he gave my the controls. I followed I-94 to about Marshall, Michigan and turned around and headed home. I have flown in commercial airplanes hundreds of times, but never did I have a view and an experience like the one I had today. I planned on learning to fly 10 years ago when I was in college, but I changed schools and I got busy. I can't believe I waited 10 years to give it a go. There is so much to learn, but I can handle it. I teach people everyday to work on cars so I think someone can teach me to fly. I probably will fly mostly in a Cessna 152 because that is the kind of plane I can afford to rent at the current time.
Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2564 times:
Man, I remember my first flight. I was flying out of Chesterfield County airport, just south of Richmond. I find it odd that your instructor didn't let you take-off. During my 'discovery flight' I was allowed to taxi, take-off, climb, and cruise.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...