Amelia Earhart was one of my childhood heroines. I loved reading about her adventures and found her passion and zeal for flying inspiring; therefore, it’s no surprise that before I became a travel writer my time was spent in the sky as a flight attendant. Over the years I thought it would be interesting to learn to fly the plane and, even better, get a private pilots license, but I never enrolled in lessons. However, my interest has piqued again – I had my first flying lesson! In March 2010 I had the opportunity to take a discovery flight with the Let’s Go Flying! program which was created by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The flight was one of my most memorable experiences as I was able to taxi, take-off and fly the Cessna 172 myself!
I know flying seems like a far-fetched dream for some people but the Let’s Go Flying program really is a great way for future pilots to get a sample of flying, learn some terminology and fall in love with the adventure – because after you do it once, it’s very likely you will want to return.
You can read more about my flying experience on The Vacation Gals.