Did you ever want to fly? I have. There are several ways to do it by plane, hang glider, parachute, hot air balloon. Yesterday I glided over Betsie Bay and Lake Michigan.
I have wanted to do it for a long time. It was everything I thought it would be and more. I signed up for one flight but we had to make an emergency landing before we got up to full altitude, so I got a bonus flight. Now most people would think after cutting the first one short I should not press my luck. I think anyone reading this knows me well enough to know it was just pure excitement and I was ready to climb back in the glider as soon as possible. I did, we went up, and came down safely. I’m writing this aren’t I?
My pilot is named Dick, (insert joke here).
He was a good guy with tons of experience, seventeen years and over twelve hundred flights. I felt very safe with him. It was his call to set down early during the first flight. We had a wall of fog coming at us at one thousand feet from Lake Michigan. He figured we could fly just fine, but would have to land blind on our descent.
He got us looped around the airport and down fast. I mean fast, it was a wild bumpy landing. I was hooked
I learned a lot during that first quick flight, and it gave me the chance to really enjoy more about the next one.
I had seen gliders being towed before but it is really wild when you are in the plane. For one I had no idea that you take off and land in grass.
It makes things a little more exciting when you are bumping down the runway. Once you grab air you shoot up pretty quick. From the ground I noticed the glider goes a little higher than the plan as soon as they are both airborne.