Flying in a private plane

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I’ve always imagined a lifestyle of “champagne wishes and caviar dreams” but I’ve never found a partner to indulge my illusions of grandeur. When my friend John offered to take me flying in his plane I thought this was my chance to finally fly in a private plane.

On a beautiful Sunday morning Sha and I drove to the Stanley F. Caulkins Terminal Building at the Leesburg Executive Airport in Leesburg, Virginia where John’s plane was parked.
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John has been taking flying lessons at the Aviation Adventures flight school. He assured me he has flown enough hours for me not to need additional life insurance.
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My heart rate when boom, boom, boom when I saw this plane, “Is this your place John?” “No silly! My plane is over there….” 😦
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This is John’s plane.
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“ahh… John? Can we all fit in there?” “Of course! It seats 4 adults.”
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I got to sit in front and be John’s co-pilot. Not that I was allowed to touch anything.
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John had to do a pre-flight check before we could take off. He was very meticulous in ticking off each and every task on this screen while I was freezing my *ss off. It’s a good thing Sha assured there was heater in the plane as soon as we take off.
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Actually John assigned me an important task. I had to look at this screen in front of me and look if there are planes near us either above or below.
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Look at all the cookie cutter houses in the area.
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We saw large tracts of land with a few houses here and there.
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“Are you sure you can’t flip the plane or do a roll?”
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More green, lots of green.
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After an hour and a half of easy flying and holding my bladder for the last 30 minutes of the flight I was glad to touch down. It was fun and painful at the same time. Getting to the bathroom was the highlight of the day. Whew!
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Thanks for the wonderful experience John! I really enjoyed flying in your plane. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that I’d get to ride in a private plane that will take me across the world and check in the penthouse suite.

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