You know, even as a virtual pilot (MS Flight Sim for the past 25 years), you can have fun too. Of course it's not like the real thing, but that's all Ican afford for now. I love flying in the French Polynesia, namely, from Papete to Bora Bora. It's about an hour flight in the Skylane RG. The scenery is awsome passing through those beautiful islands. What I usually do is get off the magenta line and explore those beautiful blue lagoons at 500 feet agl. Then I get back on course and if I see something else interesting, I do the same. Sometimes I'll take the Learjet 35 from Linden NJ (KLDJ), my current residence, to CYUL Montréal, where I was born and raised. I don't like flying jets, but I'd rather spend an hour in the Learjet than 4 hours in the Skylane. I flew so many times as a passenger from and to CYUL, I know the pattern in my sleep. So that flight is kind of easy for me.
I don't give up on my dream of earning my private certificate and be in the left seat of a real Skylane or in the right seat of a Robinson Raven 44.
Thank you for this magazine, that I learned so much from, with awsome editors I have been reading for the past 15 years.