Have you aver flew a small plane or helicopter?
September 11, 2008 2:00am CST
Hi there, so do you have this kind of experience? Under small plane I mean some 2-4 persons plane. If you had it was it nice ore scary? Did you feel sickness flying? Was it a joy or a nightmare for you? Would you like to try it again? And would you like to learn flying yourself?I have a small experience of flying a sport plane Yak-52 as a passenger. Flight was 10 min long and I enjoied it really. I even tried piloting it and that was exiting! In that place there was a kind of school where you can learn flying and get a pilot licen?e. And they also took people to the air just to have fun. It was about 60$ but it worthed it. And then these guys considered all passengers as potential students so they proposed people to try pilot a plane, of course under their full control. So in that school one hour costed about 300$ and to get a licence you must fly 10 hours with an instructor.
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• United States
30 Dec 08
Yes i am a pilot. I am getting an aviation degree and have about 200 hours of flight time. Learning to fly for me was not hard mainly because my father is a crop duster so i have been around it. The reson that i find that most people are afraid is because they do not understand; why the plane flys, how they flys, how a person flys it, or anything like that. As soon as they get into the aviation community a see how it works, and the time the pilots and mecanics put in to the planes the fear starts to deminish. I encourage everyone to give a chance at least once.
11 Sep 08
I have never flown either myself but I did get to steer a small plane when I was a child! Well if you call holding on to the controls for a brief second "steering"! lol. We had a family friend that flew small planes and were taken for a flight one time. I definitely prefer flying in commercial aircraft as they feel much safer. I have never even been in a helicopter either. It can be very expensive to get a pilot's licence but if you can afford it then it would be an amazing experience!
• Russian Federation
11 Sep 08
Yes, Jamse, you're probably right about in commercial aircraft's safety. But the feeling is absolutely different! And what I was wondering about, I felt much less fear in that flight than I usually feel in normal plane... And by the way I was a bit sick before the flight due to yesterday's birthday party of one of our colleagues. But after flight sickness absolutely disappeared, I felt like new born.
• United States
21 Dec 09
Oh man i flew in once in 2008 summer holiday. I joined a program organized by Cathay Pacific and luckily won a bonus trip to Adelaide - where the CX cadet have their training. I got 6 days trip there for free! Plus an opportunity to fly Grob-10 for 30mins. My instructor even let me take off on my own! i can't believe it when i flew into air, i felt so great but i hate the G-force stuff haha. I would definitely try again and i want to be a pilot also!