Flying – Ned conquers his fear of flying!

Yesterday Ned and I flew around the hood in a Cessna 172 – I practiced some landings and we did some sight-seeing, but most importantly, about 90 minutes into the flight, Ned told me he was terrified of flying!! So here’s what happened…

Cessna 172

First, we decided we didn’t really have a plan, except that I wanted to fly to Scapoose, an airport I haven’t been to before…

There's some busy airspace between Troutdale and Scappoose

There’s some busy airspace between Troutdale and Scappoose

Columbia River flying

Flying near Scappoose along the Columbia River

Sudden hand motions make Ned nervous

Sudden hand motions make Ned nervous

Nervous Ned is way better now!

Nervous Ned is way better now!

Flying over the Columbia River

Crossing the Columbia River

Battle Ground Crater Lake State Park

Battle Ground “Crater” Lake State Park

Johnny see, Johnny do

Johnny see, Johnny do

I have some sweet video from this trip, thanks to “Flight Chops” videos on YouTube – using the suction cup on the inside of the windscreen with my GoPro was a great pilot tip – no mods necessary! I’ll update this page when I get the edits together!

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