Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fly Like An Eagle

     A couple weeks ago I did something that I have been wanting to do since the first time I did it when I was about five.  I flew with my dad.  Just me and him.  Let me give you a little background.  My dad is a Pilot, not by trade but he has had his Pilots license since he was a teenager.  I remember going flying with him when I was around five years old and getting sick but that was my last memory.  I grew up in a family that traveled a lot so I was never afraid of flying, that is until I got home from my Mission.  It's not like I break out in a cold sweat or anything but I am just not comfortable and turbulence is a major deal breaker.  I don't know if it was from just not being on a plane for a year and a half or maybe I'm just a little more aware of my surroundings but whatever it is, I like to stay on the ground. 
     Well while I was on my Mission, my dad fulfilled one of his dreams by purchasing himself a plane.  A Belanca Super Viking to be exact.  It is only a four seater and it is named the Red Robyn after my mom.  Well long story short I finally summond up enough courage to go flying with my dad.  My sister Ashlee just had a little girl, Scarlett, and my dad and I decided to fly down to Pheonix to suprise them.  I'm not going to lie I was pretty nervous, but once we were up in the air it all went away.  It really was one of the coolest things that I had experienced, being my dad's co-pilot.  Probably one of the funniest things was talking in the headphones and trying to perfect my "Captians Voice" (my dad was extremely impressed).  Anyway I including some pictures that will never do the beauty of flying justice but I'll put them up anyway.  As for my fear of flying?  I feel so much better!  It was very theraputic have my dad teach me everything and seeing how a plane flies.
              This is an experience I will always remember and be grateful for.