The Flying Bug

Jordan Phelps

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Millions of people across the world look up to the stars and see lights darting across the gloomy night sky. These lights are actually airplanes, but not just everyone gets the opportunity to strap themselves into them and experience the love of flying. For a pilot, flying brings more than just fun. It comes with lots of memories and exciting stories. The good thing about being a pilot is when you think you know everything about flying, there is always something new that you will eventually learn. Flying to travel or flying to just fly is always a good time, but you do need to be sharp minded and make safe decisions before flying, as it is very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Kent, a 90-year-old pilot with more than 50 years of experience and over 12,500 hundred hours in the cockpit was asked about what he enjoys about flying.

“It’s something I look forward to every day and is always on my mind ever since I was a little boy until when I was out of the air force after world war ||. I still love flying,” said Kent.

Airplanes have been around for nearly 120 years, with the first flight ever being made by the Wright brothers in 1903, yet there’s still a lot more opportunity to come with flying.  Personally, I encourage everyone to go to bountiful flight and get down and dirty with all the information and just enjoyment that comes with learning how to airplanes are operated.

You can do anything you put your mind to, and if want to fly, all you need is the desire to, as well as a small amount of money. With this passion, you can turn it into a career and make serious money. The sky is the limit.