First flight, boy does that bring back memories. I was around seven or eight years old,; and in love with the idea of flight. My father had been a bomber pilot during WWII, and when he had friends over, they sometimes talked about their flying experiences during combat missions. Then there was the 1950's TV adventure show Sky King, about a rancher who used his Cessna T-50 or Cessna 310 (both named the Song Bird ) to catch bad guys. Boy did I want to fly. One day at Brown's airport they had an event where for a penny a pound, you could fly around the area for 30 minutes or so. Well after a few rounds of "Can we go, Can we go", Dad saying yes, Mom saying no we arrived and I saw a T-50, and cried out something like "It's Sky King, It's Sky King", well I nearly died when it took off with out us, but to my surprise sitting on the ramp was a Cessna 310, so Sky King was still there.
We boarded this little beauty, my father, my mom, scared to death, and me, probably still yelling "It's Sky King". The moment the gears left the ground my Mom had to stick head in an air sick bag, but I was in heaven. Everything I knew seemed so small from the air, and I could see my house, I hoped it would never end. but of course it did. Mom finally was able to put down the air sick bag, and I had just had the most life changing experience ever.
....................................................For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards... Leonardo da Vinci