I scheduled my first flight lesson for this Sunday!
... yeah, it’s like that.
Facing fear and anxiety head on. I can do this, I have to do this. This will be my last post until I make it to SFO. I’ll report back once we’ve made it, and I’ll make it.
And I don’t like flying. I don’t like take-offs. Once I’m in the air, I’m fine (aside from not being able to sleep), but the rush of take-offs is anxiety inducing to me. It’s like a fast upwards rollercoaster, which I also dislike. What to do? Does anyone else share this feeling?
they sure do like the thought of flying
I need a ride to O’Hare to catch a 7:45am flight. It’s for the thread I made last night about retiring Tucker.
Going to Fly up to Beaver Island. Good thing i love heights (I don’t).
Left Orlando after 7pm yesterday evening, got to Denver last night and will be on my flight to ABQ around 9pm (it’s probably going to be delayed to 10:50pm though). I feel awful for everything ALL the employees are having to work against. Anyone going on a trip before the “end” of summer?
Performing for a live video feed in the skies of Sochi, Svetlana Kapanina demonstrates why she’s a legend in her own time. The seven time aerobatic world champion makes taking some serious g-force punishment look good during the Olympic Sky aviation festival.
At 62 miles above sea level, the Kármán line is generally accepted as the beginning of space. This MiG-29 Fulcrum doesn’t quite leave the atmosphere, but it does reach an impressive altitude of over 12 miles high where the curvature of the earth is clearly visible. Quite impressive for a sightseeing tour.
A somewhat disconcerting experience, to be all ready for takeoff at full throttle, only for the engines to be idled and full brakes applied.
I've been flying with JetBlue for a long time, watching as they morphed from a no-frills airline with the best in-seat entertainment, to hawking check-bag fees, extra leg room, and now their very own first class.
I'm assuming most of you here are in the casual-to-decent-knowledge range of being Bond fans. Some of you may not even know that the films are based on a series of successful novels written in the 1950's and 1960's by the author Ian Fleming. You've seen some of the movies, Sean Connery is probably your favorite James…
Here's an exaggerated uncoordinated power on stall to celebrate.
Always assume everyone else is trying to hit you.
The first conforming production version of the Cirrus Vision SF50 takes advantage of the beautiful fall weather and goes for a joyride with some of its friends. See some air to air formations flying of the unique 7 seat, single engine very light jet.
This is what happens when you take several GoPros along for a jet ride through the mountains then stitch the resulting video into one moving and interactive panoramic masterpiece.
Also, boop all things.
So a Cessna 172 isn't the smallest plane, but trying to coordinate such a slow flyer into the most complex and congested airspace in the world is no small matter, but this pilot planned ahead and played his cards just right to get a once in a lifetime flight into Chicago O'Hare.