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Up In The Air Junior Fly Mom! [Mar. 17th, 2011|01:30 am]
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G and I are going to take introductory flying lessons on Friday. The plane is small, so we will go up separately -- me first, so G can hear about my mistakes, and then G. I have an aversion to flying lessons in small planes due to a crash I worked at as a firefighter and some other stuff, so I'm a bit nervous. But I'm also really excited.  I don't expect to actually get much of a chance to pilot the plane because the flying part will only be half an hour.  But just riding around in a small plane will be fun.

OK -- I just watched some first flying lesson videos on youtube and they made me so nervous that the souls of my feet are sweating.

But it will be fun...really...
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2011-03-17 12:04 pm (UTC)

It will be fantastic

I was flown out to an island in Florida once. On the return trip the pilot let me take over the controls for awhile. It was an amazing experience. He had firm control of what I was doing so maybe it was illusory which was fine. What I learned was that dealing with navigation in 3-D is more difficult than walking. I could have become an afficionado, except I ended up having the worst case of motion sickness, or reaction to the dramimine afterwards.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2011-03-17 06:55 pm (UTC)

Re: It will be fantastic

Plus, remember dad loved to fly and always thought we would be good pilots.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2011-03-17 06:59 pm (UTC)

Re: It will be fantastic

It all in your genes.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2011-03-17 06:54 pm (UTC)
I am so excited for you guys!! Have a couple of drinks before you go up to calm your nerves. Actually, when I got to ride in a plane in Alaska, it was scary at first and it was a conscious decision not to be scared. I surrendered the idea that my worrying and fussing could positively influence the outcome of the flight and I just relaxed. It worked great. Once I committed to flying, I was able to suppress the fear enough to really have fun. I hope you figure out a way to do this.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2011-03-17 07:00 pm (UTC)

Calm your nerves

Yeah, a couple of stiff sherries will make your really calm.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2011-03-17 07:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Calm your nerves

Excellent idea!
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2011-03-17 07:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Calm your nerves

I am jealous. Take lots of photos with your pilot cam.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2011-03-17 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'm actually good at deciding not to be scared. That's what I will do tomorrow. But today I am allowed to be nervous.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-03-18 04:36 pm (UTC)
Just seeing this now...I hope you're having a great time. The weather looks perfect.
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