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I Love Flying

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    Just Starting

    I began working towards my private pilot's license the first of December 2012. I have about 8 hours flying time and am about half way through my ground training. I hope to be as comfortable as some of you someday!!
    bluebutterfly429 bluebutterfly429 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Atp Flight School Florida

    I'm thinking of advancing my private pilots license into a commercial license. I've checked into ATP and wondering if I should move to Florida and spend 50k for three months of flight training
    limafactor limafactor 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Its Just Amazing To Me

    the fact that we have created something that is so heavy and can hold hundreds of people and still fly thousands of feet in the air is amazing to me i love 2 fly its great you will never get a better view unless ur in a rocket
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    It's Incredible Experience

    seeing the clouds from other side. Or the Earth (small houses, checkers of fields, line of road or railways, people only as dots) from high above from perspective few years ago reserved only for birds and God(s). Whenever possible I get a seat at the window and do nothing else...
    MrQ MrQ 31-35, M Jul 14, 2012

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    Miss It Bad

    I started flying 10 years ago when I was 17 and then joined the Air Force. I flew Cessnas, the best time of my life is when I soloed on my mom's birthday July 18th. It was the best feeling in the world that only I experienced. Being in the plane by myself, knowing...
    lsampson lsampson 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    With Her

    I want her to travel with me this year!! I hope we can go 2night to the travel agency to get her on that plane.....because i wanna show her to mia familia
    memyself4u memyself4u 22-25, M Mar 28, 2013

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    Who Do Love Flying As A Free Bird ? Those Who Love To Do So Write Their Stories About It.

    Oh gosh... I love being a pilot..flying as high as blue sky ... like a crane or an eagle. From the start of my childhood I wanna be a fighter pilot of F-16 and scares people with the thunder of my plane and envy my *gal* with the fine lining of my plane leaving behind my plane's...
    yahooabcd yahooabcd 26-30, M Dec 22, 2012

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    42' Stearman

    My Dad loved airplanes even though he never did get to fly. We visited our Grandparents in Sturbridge Mass when I was 12 (1968) and Dad took my 10 yr old brother and I to the local airport. He sent us up (one at a time) in a 42' Stearman. Every second of that 15 minute flight is...
    LonesomeGeorge LonesomeGeorge 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    Pilots Are Pioneers

    I remember my first solo flight. The thrill of the quick lift off from the ground with a lighter craft due to the instructor left behind and leaving one fewer body inside the cockpit. The thrill of looking outside at the wheels no longer touching the ground and the realization...
    regimils regimils 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Better Than You Can Imagine

    I just got my ppl (private licence ) and its been the best experience i ever had.im going  to the US  to  get my commercial licence instrument rating and multi engine .If it is your dream to fly definitely go for it . there is noting like the feeling of controlling an...
    Jedix Jedix 18-21, M Jul 2, 2011

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    Trip To Seattle

    on my last trip to seattle which was in may 2012 i sat next to a good musician he has been around for about 30 years we talked a little about different music he's been on stage with a j and ingrid croce sitting next to him was a young lady that was working romney her agenda put...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2013

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    I Loved Flying Sailplanes

    Airplanes and flying run in both sides of my family.  My father studied aeronautical engineering, but had to quit after he had kids, though he built, designed and flew model airplanes for sixty years, up until the day that he died. Oddly, he was scared of flying.  A...
    scuzzi scuzzi 46-50, M 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    What Should I Do?

    I love flying, since you have time to do some things that you just wouldn't do if you where at home. Like coloring and all that child-like stuff. DO you have any suggestions on what i could do while i'm in the airplane?
    Hejsa007 Hejsa007 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    Flying Dream

    The clouds are dark today. The blue of evening had soaked right through them, seeping like blueberries in winter. Such a rich ink blot. Music soars with us this night, the trance is moving my fingers to write, the tapping of keys on the desk. Taking things further than before...
    emptyroads emptyroads 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    A Challenge

    I have flown to many places , mostly in the Middle East and Eurpoe as well as twice across the Pacific The Pacific is one very large ocean , No wonder Amelia Earhart disappeared. About the same time , Richard Halliburton disappeared He wrote wonderful travel books He...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M Jul 2, 2012

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    Thrill Of Aerobatics

    I'm not a pilot, just a "Wanta-be". My dentist often would pick me up and share the joy and freedom flying provides. When he had his craft rebuilt for aerobatics I was one of the first to get a ride. First I was fitted with a chute. Oh Boy, what had I gotten myself into. If I...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen 66-70, M Mar 19, 2012

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    Choke Up Every Time

    It doesn't matter how much I fly I never get sick of a take off or landing. Take off especially. I play my flying song on my iPod (hidden from the flight attendants) and stare out the window (I always have the window). I always get choked up when I fly over my beautiful city and...
    CountessDawn CountessDawn 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Hey .. Hello Alpha Bravo Charlie Over ....3 Mins To Air Borne .....

    It was a boring evening and I got connected to an air force pilot .. those were old orkut days ....he said , hey I am 'X' wants to add .. I said welcome 'X'.. thanks for the add .. after long hours of chats I came to know that he is an air force pilot and flies very closely to...
    yahooabcd yahooabcd 26-30, M May 8, 2013

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    My Hobby, My Career, And My Passion

    Flying is a huge part of my life, and my families. I had my first flight in a small plane (Piper Seneca) when i was two weeks old and have flown regularly ever since. In the past few years i started taking flying lessons and ground school courses. Although i fly regularly, every...
    Rad001 Rad001 18-21, M 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    Flying

    I need to get back up there. It sucks how money holds us back
    limafactor limafactor 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    Flying!

    I love flying! I like even the commercial flying because it's like a lottery when you find out who you are sitting next to.  I love to talk to the person sitting next to me and finding out where they are coming from and going to.  You can meet some very interesting people on a...
    babyluv87 babyluv87 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    I've been a pilot for three years now

    and I've got to share this with somebody, its amazing. I'd urge anyone out there who can and is willing, to give it a shot... Unless you're scared of heights, then it won't be a good idea.
    samkeys samkeys 18-21, M Jan 20

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    I wish I had the means to keep flying.

    Years ago I got private pilots license but the costs of rentals got to be to much for me. But overall I am glad to have earned my license and have the opportunity to take my dad for a few flights. I could never talk my mom into going up, but sharing that with my father is one of...
    1bingcherry 1bingcherry 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Mayby Someday

    I will get too do this.
    barefootward barefootward 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2012

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    I recently completed my long cross country to

    meet the commercial certificate requirements. I picked Jacksonville executive for my destination, and I opted to file IFR, since there were quite a few cloud layers and some wether that day. I encountered some moderate precipitation, although for a few moments I encountered...
    airking172 airking172 31-35, M Feb 26

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    Moonstruck

    It was a beautiful summer evening and I was just setting up downwind coming in from Block Island . I had been at the beach all day and was really relaxed, cutting my power back and adding the 1st degree of flaps.it was dusk and I was intense on the landing when all of a sudden...
    skychef skychef 61-65, M 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    I Love To Fly On The Airplane To Go To Barrow Alaska And From Barrow Alaska To Seattle Wa

    and from seattle wa      to      huntsville      alabama     and from huntsville alabama   to barrow alaska  when iam doing my evangelist pastor at some churches    and       i     fly     to   bam when i come to huntsville   alabama...
    susiehouston susiehouston 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    LTkiss LTkiss 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I didn't always. I traveled a lot growing up; plenty of overseas flights under my belt. But my husband has always been terrified of flying. For this reason, we haven't flown...
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    20yearscoming 20yearscoming 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Chabelle Chabelle 22-25, F Apr 6

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    girl3255 girl3255 16-17, F Mar 23

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    S0Numb S0Numb 22-25, M Apr 6

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    You can travel the worldBut you can't run awayFrom the person you are in your heartYou can be who you want to beMake us believe in youKeep all your light in the darkIf you're...
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F Apr 6

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    New Radicals - You What You Give Wake up kids We've got the dreamers disease Age 14 we got you down on your knees So polite, you're busy still saying please Fri-enemies, who...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm happily married and I recently visited my husband in Dubai. I was so happy spending my days with him and everything between us was fine until I met this stranger in the plane...
    Gypsyinlove Gypsyinlove 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    One more depending on a prayer, and we all look away People pretending everywhere, its just another day Theres bullet flying through the air, and they still carry on We watch it...
    Ned72 Ned72 16-17, M Mar 21

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    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 Responses Mar 29

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