I know my mother very well.
I know her well enough to know that if I do something that she deems "dangerous," I shouldn't tell her until after I do it.
Yesterday was one of those instances. :)
My friend Josh is an experienced pilot and regularly flies a small plane for fun. He called me yesterday and mentioned that he had an empty seat and would love for me to join. I jumped at the chance and headed over to the Waco airport for a trip.
This is a Cessna 150, the two-seater plane Josh took me up in.
My trusty pilot, Josh "Danger" Ward. Yes, he really goes by that title.
Baylor! You can see all the pretty brick buildings; that's campus. The biggest one that looks like an E on the bottom left, that's the Baylor Science Building.
A close-up of my building. My office is in the far right wing on the third floor. Beautiful, eh? One of the largest university science buildings in the US!
Josh let me fly the plane for a good 5 minutes. It was terrifying. I over-corrected a lot (planes are crazy scary), but I got a little used to it after a few minutes.
I've flown a plane, have you?
Gratitude Attitude #42 (I haven't done a GA since January! I need to fix that!): Friends that are willing to share their passions with me. Josh clearly loves to fly, but it was a ton of fun listening to him tell me what all the buttons, dials, and levers were for. He's extremely educated and was full of fun facts (and yes, I know the million dollar question that Bernie Cullen answered to win Who Wants to be a Millionaire). Thanks for the fun (yet terrifying) time, Josh!