We had a near a miss too once while flying in a small 4 seat twin engine a/c. We were flying TPA
with my husband flying, his flight instructor and myself. Carlo (the flight instructor) and I noticed movement on our left at the same time and turned to look only to see a C-172 coming straight at us. All I remember seeing was the green belly of that 172 as he pulled his plane up and to his right to avoid hitting us! It happened so fast there wasn't time to say anything to my husband.
I just cant figure out how that guy was coming straight at us like that and didn't see us till he about hit us. How is that possible? We were above a layer of clouds and visibility was fine at the time. We were going North, he was going East. How do you not see another a/c right infront of you?
I believe I can fly.....