Yesterday, I went on a discovery flight, which was a Christmas present from my parents. It was my first time in the cockpit of a plane! The weather was perfect. No clouds, and no wind.
I went in up in a C172, at Manassas Regional Airport.
We went through preflight, start-up, I got to do all of the taxi, and my CFI helped me with takeoff. We then flew south, away from the Dulles Bravo, towards Warrenton, VA. I got to do all of the flying, except for landing (I would’ve broken the runway). It was probably one of the best experiences of my life, and now I’m going to start training for my PPL! I’m really excited to be taking this step towards becoming a pilot!
I’ve included some photos from the flight, because I felt like sharing this important event in my life!
Age: 46 Years
Instruments: Analog & Digital
Examining the cockpit (I but a big white circle over the CFI’s face, because of privacy lol)
The Skyhawk cold and not so dark
During the run up, an ERJ-135 took off
A US Army RO-6A took off as well.
Volando near Culpeper Airport KCJR
Sadly no death grip 😔
Well, thats all that I’m gonna include. I hope you find the photos interesting, and if you have any tips for flight school, PLEASE, PUT THEM DOWN BELOW im begging you