What's the challenge?
To fly a plane.
What are you afraid of?
Crashing and adios Michelle.
How was the experience?
First, let me tell you that I was more afraid of going by myself to this place by train two hours away from the city than flying the plane. My husband always comes with me to face the challenges but he couldn't this time and it was pretty scary to be far from the city and alone. Anyways, once I got to Take Flight Aviation, I was surprised with the beautiful planes they had. My favorite one was the baby blue Piper you see in the video, it's from the 60's!
Even though I wasn't too afraid of this challenge, when I jumped into the plane I got really anxious. I've never been in such a tiny plane before and it was extremely windy that day. Thank G-d I had Trevor as an instructor because he was amazing and really made me stay calmed throughout the whole thing. Plus, he kept me entertained telling me all about his amazing engagement story! So he taught me all the basics and let me do pretty much everything myself; I did take-off, flying and landing (or at least that's what he made me think!) because it's hard to believe I did all that. I'm a terrible driver in general, even with grocery carts, so I was pretty scared to have control over an aircraft, good thing there were no planes around to crash!
What an amazing experience, I'm so glad I did it!!! Plus, Ryan the owner, and the entire team at Take Flight Aviation were incredibly cool. I'm definitely down to doing it again. Next time with my husband! Now I finally understand my dad, who's been telling me his stories about flying ever since I arrived to this planet :) I did it dad!!!