Connor took one step closer to being an astronaut this weekend. He flew a Cessna 172N during his introductory flight!
Erie was having an Air Fair at Tri-County Airport and promised "free introductory" flights. Unfortunately, when we went in the morning, the line was terribly long so they said "come back in the afternoon". When we came back at 3pm, they said "oh, we stopped the free flights at 2:00". Connor was so looking forward to it, that he was near tears. Of course, they were more than happy to take us up for $50! ;-)
I am very proud of him. He did such a good job, and the instructor said he had just the right touch on the controls. He did need some booster cushions to see over the instrument panel, though!
We flew over our house, and Mom waved to us from the patio. I took my camcorder and captured the flight for posterity.
He's got a half hour in his log book, and is on his way to get his pilot license. Actually, I think we have the same hours now in our log books, so I'll have to try to keep up with him! I've taken ground school, so I've pointed him to my books so he can start studying too.
Only 2 more days to Space Camp! This was a good prep for Space Camp, too. We are both really excited to go!
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