Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2009
Whether you are a seasoned pilot or a new one, you probably remember that day you decided to try flying. Had you always looked skyward and wondered what it would be like to fly an airplane as you listened to a general aviation aircraft buzz through the sky? Had you marveled at the aerobatics at airshows and thought I can do that? Did a passing hot air balloon capture your imagination? Were you one of the lucky who had family or friends in aviation and they introduced you to the utility and convenience of flying without an airline ticket? Or did you stop by your local airport and follow the “Learn to Fly Here” signs? Whatever the means or ways you got to flying, you know one thing for sure—it changed your life.