I Have Flown An Airplane

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 116 People

    Came Close To Getting My License

    I have dreamed about flight since I was a little kid, and several years ago I took private pilot's training. I logged just over 40 hours in a C-150, including solo long and short cross-country flights. I was getting close to feeling comfortable enough to go for my check ride to...
    LindaTG LindaTG
    41-45, T
    6 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    Moon Scare

    Just a short story that happened to me years ago as i was practising T&O and landings at my home base.It was a nice clear night and I had started maybe about 1/2 hr before sunset.Well after 6 or 8 it began to get dark and I began to get tired.But I had the plane for the night so...
    skychef skychef
    61-65, M
    Oct 12, 2010

    First Time Ever And As A Co-pilot

    -Reposting this story- Wow, it really feels wonderful to be high up in the air and as the quote goes- " if you have ever been to sky, you always look up and cannot like anymore being on the ground! " ; i go by it. evr since i had my first flight experience today, i am...
    AmidstTheShadows AmidstTheShadows
    1 Response Jan 29, 2012

    Ok, I Don't Know How Much This Counts

    A friend of mine from when I was 5 years old became a pilot.  He took me and my sister up in a little plane in Montana.  We flew over the mountains in the Bitterroot and he let me take the controls to fly over one of my favorite areas.  We flew over Como Lake and...
    mj915 mj915
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Dec 30, 2007
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Nov 5, 2015

    I Flew a Piper Warrior

    Man, it was awesome.  I use the word awesome quite a lot, but it really was.  Looking down at all the people and fields.  They were like ants on a patchwork quilt.  The radio chatter was quite intense and there was a lot to concentrate on.  There was a...
    Pricey Pricey
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    First Time Ever And As A Co-pilot!!!

    Wow,it really feels wonderful to be high up in the air and as the quote goes-" if you have ever been to sky, you always look up and cannot like anymore being on the ground! " ; i go by it.evr since i had my first flight experience today, i am constantly luking up at the sky every...
    InQuestOfSerenity InQuestOfSerenity
    22-25, F
    Sep 8, 2011

    I Flew A Plane Over The Summer!!

    So my mom said I had to take some sort of academic class over the summer (UGH!) so she showed me a list of camps they offered at the Science Center. One called Flight Academy caught my eye. So i signed up for basic and advanced flight academy (btw i'm only 13). So I went to the...
    lightshadow lightshadow
    13-15, F
    Aug 18, 2012

    First Flight

    Yes. On the 7th July, I boarded a plane for the first time. It was all very amusing for me. I was flying to somewhere in Germany with a group of friends and two of the people in this group shared my name. I'll get onto why that is so fundamentally important later on. So, first...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2008

    My First Flight...

    ...was in 1958. It was aboard a United Airlines DC-6, and the 6 hours of nausea resulted in a blood oath to never step foot aboard an airplane again for the remainder of time. Well, due to mitigating circumstances, I was forced to break that oath and by the mid 1960's was a well...
    WileyP WileyP
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2010

    I So Miss It

    I used to be a private pilot and even flew SAR missions as a member ot the Civil Air Patrol years ago. Then I chose to have a family and the cost grounded me. As much as I miss it it still doesn't come close to my fa,ily, but still I miss it. I started as a student pilot...
    babybearjean babybearjean
    61-65, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2010

    Something Something Lema November

    Sunday, a day unlike any other- at least in the life of the Linxer. I have the great fortune of knowing this 75 year old woman who is nothing short of a firecracker. When she was younger she joined the military and started to jump out of planes. At some point she found herself...
    Linxer Linxer
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2010

    I Never Thought I'd Get To Take The Controls!!

    When I was 19, my dad, brother and I went to the Open House that the local airport was having. For twenty bucks a peice, my dad got some one to take my brother and I up. My brother went first, and I distracted myself by watching the planes taxiing, taking off, and landing. Then...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

    Traveling With My Little Sister

    This afternoon me and my family were heading to Miami for the weekend and it was an adventure so I thought I would share the story.Last month my mom bought a vacation house down there so this weekend we all were going to go down there to get settled in.Whenever we go on vacation...
    bullgirl104 bullgirl104
    18-21, F
    Sep 15, 2012

    The Greatest Freedom of All

    Since I was a young kid, I always wanted to fly and be a sea diver... go figure. I used to cover page after page of my notebooks with divers. As fate would have it, I had a surgery when I was 1 1/2 that, according to doctors, pretty much banned me from either flying or diving...
    NoBullshit NoBullshit
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2008

    It Was Great

    My story is nothing special.  I took lessons in a Cessna and a Piper.  I soloed and di some cross country flights, but then I had a physical problem that caused me to lose my medical clearance.  It was a life long dream for me to fly, and I'm glad I got to do it. I...
    CanisMagnus CanisMagnus
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2007
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