Another website we would like to recommend to our readers
A page says it aims to not be just another page on old planes is www.iloveww2warbirds.com They say they want to educate the masses, just as we do, with accurate historic resources, on planes of WWII as well as celebrate those men and women who flew them…
If your heart skips a beat every time you hear a radial engine start up and that “Throaty” sound makes you heart start to race and throb as if it were to jump from your chest, and the pounding feels it is in concert with the shaking of the ground as the powerful aircraft makes that low pass, then you know you have the “Bug”…
If you want frequently updated insights/resources on birds from all theaters of combat then this page is for you! click here http://www.iloveww2warbirds.com
Top ten reasons why you should never learn how to fly
1. The view sucks. Why would I want to see the world from 3000 AGL? I have such a hard time picking out my house from the plane, it’s so much easier if I’m driving around in my car. The world just looks so big from the air and it’s really not that interesting. I’m just not interested in seeing the bigger picture.
These guys are always bossing us pilots around. You’d think they own the airspace or something.
2. Airports are boring. Nothing interesting happens at airports. Seriously, flight schools talk about teaching you soft field landings and precautionary/forced landings, but never actually let you do them, always forcing you to return to the airport. How about some danger? I’ve seen Top Gun – I’m ready!
3. Air Traffic Controllers are bossy. They constantly tell you what to do and they talk so fast that you can barely understand them most of the time. And they always tell you to switch frequencies and get upset if you don’t call them.
4. Too many calculations. You really have to learn how to flight plan to learn how tedious and pointless it is. Just point the airplane in the direction you want to go – how much harder does it have to be, people? Fuel, schmuel. I’ll just keep an eye on the fuel gauge like I do when I drive. What could possibly go wrong?
5. No in-flight entertainment. Unless you count your instructor, there is no real source of entertainment when you’re flying. No movies, TV, music or anything. No hot coffee. The service stinks. Why would I want to sit in an old uncomfortable 30 year old Cessna when I can comfortably stretch my legs out on the couch like a human being. When I stretch my legs out in the Cessna I just end up hitting the rudder pedals, which causes yaw and makes me do more work to correct it. Can’t relax in the thing for a second.
6. Flight instructors are annoying. They are always telling you what to do and bossing you around. It’s worse than ATC because you can’t really get away from them. Once you leave the control zone you are free of the claws of terminal control but you can’t dump your instructor once you let them in the plane with you. They are not that interesting and they really don’t know that much … How much can there possibly be to know?
7. Too much safety emphasis. Do you know how long it takes to prepare to actually go on a flight that lasts less than an hour? About two hours. Checklists, meetings, briefings, log books, journey log books, sheesh. So much paperwork and so many safety checks. I mean, did you know when you’re at the hold short line that you have to check your engine is operating? It started, so why do you need to check it again? Obviously it’s working and the plane is ready to go. If it wasn’t it wouldn’t start. Obviously.
8. Trainer planes are old. Trainer planes are so old, they were built when dinosaurs roamed the earth. No one is really impressed when you fly around in an airplane anyway.
9. It’s too hard. The instrument panel in your car has only a few sources of information: speed, fuel quantity, engine temperatures and some have a tachometer. The most basic airplane panel has six highly confusing instruments which are really hard to understand, ever mind all the other engine instruments, radios, direction finding equipment, navigation tools, approach systems, and the little floaty thing on the dash. There are so many maneuvers, attitudes and movements too learn, it’s just seems like way to much work.
10. It’s scary. The whole concept of flying just seems like a bad idea. There are just too many planes of movement. It’s not that rewarding, and not really fun to be in control of a tin tube with wings. Constant briefings, meetings, exams, preparations, paperwork and safety checks. Soaring through the air? Make a career out of it? Seriously why bother. I’d rather just sit on the couch eating chips.
We hope you had a good laugh reading this.
Sarcasm aside, ever try to talk yourself out of getting a license? So many reasons. The fact is that flying is hard, committing wonderful and very rewarding. Like many things in life, if it wasn’t hard, it wouldn’t be worth doing. Challenge yourself and don’t give up. You will have the time of your life and you will NEVER regret doing it!
Flying is fun
JR Hafer, says “I love to Fly, I have been flying Airplanes since 1963”