How to survive your first small plane flight

Survive Your First Small Plane Flight

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The drive to the hanger, I spotted a day moon and I knew the positive energy was flo-ing!

The drive to the hanger, I spotted a day moon and I knew the positive energy was flo-ing!

She said to be there early. We arrived at Clearwater around 9am.  Lunch in Ceder Key were the plans ...

She said to be there early. We arrived at Clearwater around 9am. Lunch in Ceder Key were the plans ...

Ok now the challenge to take the plane out. They have this little machine kind of like a mower puller or tower that Ron starts,steers and pulls it out.  Does the plane have a name?

Ok now the challenge to take the plane out. They have this little machine kind of like a mower puller or tower that Ron starts,steers and pulls it out. Does the plane have a name?

In. The front????You want me to drive in the front seat ???   okay!!!

In. The front????You want me to drive in the front seat ??? okay!!!

Our stewardess in the back. Gave us the safety scoop. And checklist.

Our stewardess in the back. Gave us the safety scoop. And checklist.

Captain Ron checking controls!

Captain Ron checking controls!

Copilot --- flo  Thinks she ready.

Copilot --- flo Thinks she ready.

Down to the runway

Down to the runway

And we are airborne!  Flying over Clearwater

And we are airborne! Flying over Clearwater

I think  This is above Tarpon springs.

I think This is above Tarpon springs.

Flight route to Ceder Key. 22 min flight KCDK  ON map above.

Flight route to Ceder Key. 22 min flight KCDK ON map above.

The power plant at Crystal River!  It was the smoothest,  the most beautiful most enjoyable ride!  my stomach wasn't upset... my ears popped once or twice but that was about it!

The power plant at Crystal River! It was the smoothest, the most beautiful most enjoyable ride! my stomach wasn't upset... my ears popped once or twice but that was about it!

Halfway there...

Halfway there...

Looking down on Ceder Key!!

Looking down on Ceder Key!!

And we landed.   Now to call for a taxi into town... Judy was so sweet...

And we landed. Now to call for a taxi into town... Judy was so sweet...

Did some shopping.  Lucked out first day the new quilt shop was opened!  At the Chamber of Commerce I was able to pick up my second book by Terry DeLong, a local author!  Even autographed!

Did some shopping. Lucked out first day the new quilt shop was opened! At the Chamber of Commerce I was able to pick up my second book by Terry DeLong, a local author! Even autographed!

The historic museum ... Quaint town. It had been over 15 years since any of us had been there... It really hasn't changed still QUAINT!

The historic museum ... Quaint town. It had been over 15 years since any of us had been there... It really hasn't changed still QUAINT!

Quilt shop--- the SALTY NEEDLE!

Quilt shop--- the SALTY NEEDLE!

Pelican all snuggled under napping!

Pelican all snuggled under napping!

Here's where we ate!

Here's where we ate!

Fried Green tomatoes, chowder, fried pickles and salad was fantastic!

Fried Green tomatoes, chowder, fried pickles and salad was fantastic!

Notice the strung line on the outside deck to discourage the birds...

Notice the strung line on the outside deck to discourage the birds...

Back at the landing strip. ... A short runway, so It was a much faster rise. The g's or something like that took us away!!????

Back at the landing strip. ... A short runway, so It was a much faster rise. The g's or something like that took us away!!????

Bye bye Ceder key.  Hope to visit again soon. And looking forward to the SEAFOOD FESTIVAL  in OCTOBER !

Bye bye Ceder key. Hope to visit again soon. And looking forward to the SEAFOOD FESTIVAL in OCTOBER !

Coming back home.

Coming back home.

Smoooooth Landing!!!

Smoooooth Landing!!!

Now the hard part but in the baby back to bed

Now the hard part but in the baby back to bed

If there were lines or a little wiggle room  it would've been easier but Captain Ron was able to do it!

If there were lines or a little wiggle room it would've been easier but Captain Ron was able to do it!

I REalLY enjoyed my day... So... When DO WE HIT SUNSET in KEY WEST??? And when are you coming to visit me in Alaska??? Thanks guys for a fANtaStIc dAy! :)

  • A friend that really loves you
  • Her husband that's a great pilot
  • A small Cessna
  • A gorgeous 1st Friday in August
  • Courage
  • Plans
  • Purpose or goal