Thursday, April 10, 2008

Flight Taken!

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. ~ Dorothy Thompson

I took my first flying lesson this morning- it really was amazing. Admittedly, I was afraid driving to the airport, getting in the airplane, taking off, during flight, and, of course landing :-D, but still went through with it!

It didn't help that the instructor didn't know how to start the plane and had to get out the instructions. In his defense, the plane was only two weeks old- I was laughing very hard on the inside. We had quite a bit of turbulence, which nearly made me jump in the pilots lap (don't worry Amir he's a Grandpa), but really it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.

I actually did the take-off myself and flew us around downtown and Stone Mountain. The pictures speak for themselves.

Can't wait until my next lesson!!!


Anonymous said...

Great, you go Girl. I am so proud of you and know exactly how you feel. It gets better as you learn more and do more . Be safe, be Happy and DO IT.

Uncle Glenn

Joy Widding said...

Cynthia- these photos are amazing! You are truly inspiring conquering a fear like that. Love the ones of Amir too!