I had my first honest-to-goodness-fly-the-plane flight lesson last week and I swear I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. I have no trouble understanding the science of flying, it all makes perfect sense to me. The best part of science though is always practical application. Sure, theorizing about the Higgs Boson is fun but when you get down to the part where you are slamming subatomic particles together at nearly the speed of light something totally different happens. Similarly when you are going down the runway at full throttle and the plane gets light and you get the nose up above the horizon it is just something you can't quite get out of your skull.
I really do understand why flight has for most of our history captivated us. I feel supremely lucky to be alive in a time where aviation is an accessible hobby.
So far the hardest part has been the time between landing and takeoff.
1.8 hours down... next lesson in 4 days...