Tuesday, July 5, 2011

To be a Pilot...or not???

(pics by grandmother)
Our oldest son,Ty, now 5 has been talking alot about wanting to be a pilot when he grows up so Joe and I scheduled an hour ride up with an instructor so that he could get an idea of what to expect. As we arrived, he was very excited and could not wait to get on the plane. From there, the curiosity of the inside of the plane and the fact that daddy was going to get to fly the plane too just excited him even more. As we flew he just went on and on on how cool it was and wondered when we would get to see our house. About 45 minutes into the flight,well our little Ty started getting sick and was ready to land. When we landed he said very seriously, What am I gonna do now and when my husband asked what he meant by it, he said, well I can't be a pilot because flying makes me sick so what am I going to be??? The instructor informed him that most people do get sick on the first fly up and suggested we do it again on a larger plane so Ty said OK. We had a really good time and I really loved the expressions and looks on Ty's face! Something I will never forget!

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  1. Your instructor was right! My husband was in Navy flight school and got sick in the beginning all the time! Well he made it through, flew active duty and reserves for the Navy for 22 years and has been flying for United for 14! Tell him to hang in there!


  2. My husband said he was going to be a pilot when he was 2 but he wanted to fly helicopters. He even wanted to name his baby brother hillcocker. He still maintains it would have been better than his actual name. Now he flies blackhawks and when he was at flight school, he used to get sick if he wasn't the one flying. He said it's like how you can't get car sick if you're driving because you can anticipate the "bumps".