Sunday, February 01, 2009
Flying The Champ
I've been thinking about fulfilling an old dream and getting a pilot's license, so I took an introductory flight in a beautifully-restored 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champion. The wind was pretty gusty, so we didn't do a whole lot, but I flew the plane through level flight and made some left and right turns. The instructor did some steep turns and power-off stalls before landing. I was pleased that all the time I've spent flying on the computer translated to the real thing--the control movements felt very familiar.
I haven't decided if I want to continue, but it's sure fun to think about!
More pictures here.