Nov 10 2008

Itching to Fly

Category: RamblingsDaniel @ 6:17 am

It has been a while since my last post (and my last flight) and I have to admit I’m really itching to fly.  It’s not like I haven’t tried to fly, but Chicago fall/winter weather is definitely starting to rear its ugly head.  I’ve had the last two Sundays where I had booked a plane to take my parents up for their maiden voyage, and both days the winds simply were not cooperating (gusty 20+ knot winds).  If it was just myself flying, I may have probably went up, but with noobie passengers like my parents, I wouldn’t want to scare them away from general aviation with a horribly windy and turbulent flight.  Plus, I’m always reminded of the quote I heard during my pilot training: “It’s better to be down here wishing you were up there, than to be up there wishing you were down here.”  As such, I’ll always play it safe…

Furthermore, the time shift for daylight-savings-time to standard time really puts a damper on my Wednesday-evening flights.  I’m a little hesitant to fly into a new airport at night (plus it wouldn’t be a very exciting view for my wife), and starting a trip after work this time of year already begins it in darkness.  Such is flying in Chicago in the winter!

I guess I’ll need to start getting up earlier on weekends and do some breakfast fly-ins!

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One Response to “Itching to Fly”

  1. Tony says:

    Down here in Florida, winter is the best season. Summer is too hot, too humid and way too long. I still don’t think I would trade my summer for your winter.

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