I hesitate for about a nanosecond and we’re off for the airport. She’s been around airplanes her whole life and until lately has expressed only occasional interest in flying. Lately she’s been following me through on the walkaround of our Bonanza, asking good questions, and wanting to fly. Always the confident one, after her first lesson she came home and declared: “I did the takeoff and landing mostly by myself. It doesn’t seem that hard.” Oh, boy.
But on this Sunday, I make it easy for her and handle the takeoffs and landings, but throw the yoke over to her for some straight and level and a few steep turns. She does well. I’m proud and she’s pleased.
I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.
Suggestions on how to keep a teenager engaged and focused on flying?
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