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I Love Flying

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    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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    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 Went Through My First Flight This Year

    It was amazing i took pictures and even got the window seat (but that's another story). From far above the Earth looks so beautiful who could not feel a part of a larger scheme.
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F Aug 7, 2012

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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 2 Responses May 11, 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    The Feeling

    i love the feeling you get when your stomach and body is dropping while flying, its the ultimate rollercoaster :D
    connor456 connor456 41-45 Jul 4, 2012

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    Mayby Someday

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

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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 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

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    Flying Again

    Flying out again, love it. Love to get some fresh air and new sound and expand my view.
    Anivia Anivia 26-30, F Sep 15, 2013

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    I love the coffee-scented airports,

    the skymall magazines, the feeling of the airplane lifting off the ground.
    chimercial chimercial 16-17, F Jul 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    chetu2411 chetu2411 26-30, M Jun 9

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    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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 1 Response Aug 10, 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 12, 2012

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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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    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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    The morning began slowly. I generally like to be on the path early. It just starts the day out right. But I felt lazy this morning… the kind of relaxed state that is...
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    I've been a rolling stone all my life Flying all alone, flying blind I've seen it all, I've been around I've been lost and I've been found But who I am with you is who I really...
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