At each new destination, I try and find some sort of event or excursion that I have never participated in before, something that makes me a little bit nervous, but something that I have to do because I know I will regret it if I back out.
I looked out the window at the Cessna 172 and could hardly believe they were going to let me co-pilot this thing!
Being from the East Coast of Canada, it made me realize it was such a small world when I learned that the pilot I was flying with was actually from Montreal, only a short distance away from where I’m from!
We walked out on the runway and over to our plane where we did all of the ground checks together to make sure everything was a go.
Okay, so it turns out that I was a terrible co-pilot, and flying a plane is actually really difficult….
The best part was how low we were flying over the city, so we were able to see the KL Tower and Petronas Towers up close!
I learned some of the rules of the air, experienced take-off and landing from the cockpit, took control of the plane while we were in the air, and kept my official one day membership card from the day I got to be a pilot.
What types of excursions/events have you attended in a new place?