Well, everyone, I did it…
I did my first flight lesson and all I can say is: My god.
After doing all of our pre-flight checks on the Cessna 172S we were going to fly, and starting the engine, I taxied the airplane to the runway (This is at KSLC) and took off, then flew the pattern (with some directional guidance from my instructor, of course) for the transition out of Bravo airspace.
I was completely at a loss for words that I was flying the airplane myself.
After flying about 20 miles to the West and then practicing some coordinated turns and some altitude holding elevator trim practice, we flew back to the airport. I was amazed that I actually flew about 85% of this flight without much correction on the controls from my instructor.
In any case, I really don’t think I should have done it because now there is NO WAY I can NOT get my license. I thought I loved flight before…This first flight just intensified that love about 100 times, and I’ve been smiling ever since we took off!
I love it. I cannot WAIT to go to my next lesson now! Might I also mention that I am insanely jealous that some of you guys may have flown today!