Student's First Flight Reflections
"Since I am an Aviation Management Major, it was great to experience
why the Aviation Industry came into existence. I feel this was a great experience because I
personally performed what happens in my area of study. I am very excited
to continue being a part of the newly established Flight Familiarization
I think that when anyone flies an airplane the following words should come to mind and everything will be fine:
ATTITUDE plus POWER equals PERFORMANCE!"
I did not anticipate performing the confidence maneuver. All I saw that moment was the plane rapidly descending. The water at Jones Beach appeared to get closer and closer. All at once, all I could think about at that moment were scenes from multiple airplane movies. The difference between these situations is that you were living the experience live. I have to say that I was not scared at all. Having the opportunity to feel the rush as the plane descended was incredible.
"The most exciting part of the flight was taking
off because it was my introduction to the sky. If someone would ask me what is
flying about? I would have to agree with Charles Lindbergh who answered
this question by saying 'science, freedom, beauty, adventure.' My first flight
experience proved to me that I have the abilities to fly an airplane, and most
importantly it gave me a bit more confidence when it comes to moving on in
"My first experience flying a plane was phenomenal, yet nerve racking. The week prior to my first flight I had no clue I would be flying a plane and then on Sunday, March 25, 2007 I flew a plane for the very first time. For many years I’ve always had an interest in the Aviation field."