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Old Jun 06, 2007, 04:17 AM
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Flying is not a natural thing for people. We are accostomed to being attached to a solid surface where we move in two dimmensions. Then we put a device in the air that moves in 3 dimmensions in a moving fluid. This thing moves independent of our position. How do you relate to that device, your airplane or Heli?

I try to project myself into the plane, be the pilot in the cockpit. This is also not a natural thing to do. How many of us have ever had to do that in any other situation.

But that is part of what makes this so rewarding. When you take this unnatural situation and mange to get it under control, you have a genuine feeling of accomplishment.

Regardless of whether you are flying a thermal duration glider, a small electric plane, a helicopter or a giant scale gas plane, this is not a natural act.

It feels good to know you have been able to gather the skills required to be successful.
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