Well, I’m pleased to let you know that I have yet another exciting adventure to tell you about.
I have never flown in a small plane, but my entire life I have always wanted to be a pilot. I dabbled some in flight sims as a child but my interest faded once I got a job in the computer industry at the ripe old age of 13.
Last night Shane and Jarred, two of my pilot friends, informed me that they were going to make flight to Oklahoma City and back.
No real reason whatsoever. They just wanted to fly somewhere! Of course, I was all for it, and about an hour and a half later we were all sitting at a TGIF restaurant in Oklahoma City at midnight. Crazy, huh?
We just went to Oklahoma City, ate at a plain ol’ restaurant, and flew back.
Such is the life of pilots, I suppose.
At any rate, they let me fly the plane the entire trip back to Texas. Yup. I taxied the plane out to the runway and took off. After climbing to about 4500 feet, I leveled off and maintained the appropriate heading according to the GPS. (Keep in mind that this was all at night so I had to fly almost entirely by the instruments in the cockpit). About half way to Sherman, we decided to make a pit stop at some little rinky dink airstrip in Oklahoma (I don’t even remember the town), so I landed the plane there. After we were finished there, I took off again and flew to Sherman, where I landed at the Grayson County airport. Of course, by then it was like 3:00 AM. Good thing I’m a night owl.
I took some pictures of the adventure and posted them on my photo blog.
Now I just need to fly in the day time. Maybe I’ll even get some video of it or something.