i flew a plane yesterday!! my wife got me a Christmas present that was a day of flying lessons. i played on a simulator, and then climbed into the seat of a plane with a pilot next to me. he let me taxi down the friggen runway!!
i lined up on the runway and he said the scariest words i have ever heard. "you take it up cliff"...wtf?..i took it up to sixty and pulled back on the stick. the plane took off..i took off!! my wife in the back almost feinted. hahaha.
i flew over Oakland, over the bay bridge..and hooked over the golden gate bridge. he said i was kicking butt..he gave me input, but rarely touched his stick. he left me alone and told me were to go..and which heading. i have never sweated so much when he said.."let's see how you land!" WTF!!!????
i flew it over an intersection and landed the plane. he let me line it up and touch all the wheels down. he did help me a tad, but not much. i taxied it to the parking spot. right next to some guy windexing his high end plane..glad i didnt cusinart his plan with my prop.
i may be hooked fellas.