I was brought up by a self-trained, farm-raised, WWII-hardened inveterate fiddler who would try to fix anything…and often succeed. So, when I accidentally ripped the front bumper off the Saturn, I decided to figure out how to fix it. As it turns out, it didn’t just snap back into place as I had surmised.
My lovely bride bought me a gift certificate for a “discovery flight” with Monarch Air in Addison, Texas. After several weather-related re-schedulings, I finally took the flight this morning (12/5/2015). I got to to steer, climb and descend, while Levi, the flight instructor, kept his hands and feet firmly on the controls. We were near Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and Love Field, as well as a number of smaller airports, so there was quite a bit of traffic. Here’s the only minute of video I shot in flight — at about 2,500 feet, if I recall correctly. The rest of the time, I was busy making sure Levi did all the proper flight thingies and stuff. He did good.