I was flown in a small airplane ... by my son.
A few important factoids:
|Josh Jr at the helm|
- The actual pilot never left his seat ... but his hands were off the steering column for MOST of the flight (except the takeoff, final approach, and landing).
- No one in the plane vomited.
- Everyone in the plane was treated to several moments of unplanned weightlessness.
- I cannot say I was never worried about my safety, but I was more impressed by my son and his courage, ability to learn, and composure during what he later dubbed 'way longer than I thought I'd be responsible for flying!'
|Carlos, hands OFF the controls,|
calmly instructing Josh Jr ... as he flies
I suppose it is true that the more experience you have, the easier it is to remain calm and in control of your emotions in the face of challenges. There's a life lesson to be learned here ... but it may take a few more days of reflection for me to find it. At least my stomach isn't bouncing around now.
Song Of The Day:
|The view from our plane, shortly|
after takeoff - right as Josh Jr took
control of the aircraft