So, my family bought me a Groupon for flight lessons from Classic Air. I was extremely excited about going. I finally called and spoke with John about making my flight reservation for a Saturday morning. If you are unfamiliar with the way hangers work, it can be a little weird when you first drive up to one. Even though they open the gate for you to drive through, you still can feel a little out of place as you drive up to the open hanger. Like you’re walking into a highly restricted area, but no one is stopping you.
I finally parked and walked over to where some people were working on a couple planes. For as much attention anyone paid me I could have popped a beer, had a seat and propped my feet up. I got the feeling that once everyone knew you, it was a pretty cool place to work, until then…
Fast-forwarding, John introduced me to Will my instructor for the morning. Will was very knowledgeable and very nice. He talked to me about air flow and all the sweet ass cool things that make planes, well, sweet ass. After we ran through the preflight check ( I touched the Cessna 172i as much as I could without looking obsessed because…I like planes.) Will had me get in the pilots seat. I begrudgingly need to say that I am a rather plump individual. The realization that the dated seat belt barely kissed as I tried to put it on came quickly. This is a fact that I would rather have overlooked in this review, but, I wanted to mention it because of the way Will and the gentleman he got to fix the belt was IMPECCABLE. Like a typical butterball, I knee-jerked an apology for the belt not being able to fit around me. They were totally cool! They just switched out the belt for a different one like it was no big thing. THANK YOU!!
We finally got on our way and Will was awesome at explaining what all the dials and switches were for as we took an amazing ride over Saguaro Lake. Being able to actually FLY and feel the plane in my hands was FREAKING AMAZING!!!!! After we landed and taxied back to the hanger, I met a super cool lady named Cassandra. She used to do allot of aerial acrobatics. Sweeet.
All in all….It was a great experience and I definitely recommend Classic Air.
Oh… and Duncan was CUTE!!!!!!!