posted on Feb, 24 2021 @ 10:08 PM
The second time I flew, it was a Cesna, I was doing about ninety MPH and was going backwards because I was going against a high wind. It was kind of
cool, I asked the guy giving me lessons why we were not going foreward and he said it was because we were going backwards. I gave it a lot of gas,
then went up and we went straight up then started going forward again. I asked him if that was common and he said yeah, you can be traveling ninety
mph and actually be going two hundred sometimes if you are in a tailwind.
To do that with a jet would be pretty hard because they are going much faster. It is strange how the layers of wind flowing different ways occur,
because I was going into the wind at ninety something, I was still flying. I was flying into a headwind doing a hundred with a different plane coming
in to land and the wind quit, the plane needed about eighty five to fly but it dropped to sixty. He was reading something and I said I think I got
problems as I start feathering down and he told me to hit the throttle and aim towards the runway and I did, I was using full flaps too, and we didn't
crash, but I was going too fast to stop, it would not land. I went around and landed it after that, my heart pounded at about two hundred beats per
minute for hours. That was the last flying lesson, I quit that day because with my Tachychardia I knew I should not be doing that on my own and the
next day was when my solo flights started. I think he was afraid to fly with me.
I learned how to fly an airplane, I knew I would never pass the physical to get my license after the lessons were done anyway, Tachychardia was listed
on my medical records. I did want to know how to fly just in case we were getting a ride and the pilot got a heart attack....I still could probably
fly a small plane but hope I never have to.