Saving Money On The Road

After spending all of my money on things like mortgages and bills for about twenty years, I finally decided that it was time to take a trip to enjoy my life. I began researching different parts of the world that would interest me and my family, and I settled on a European vacation fit for a king. We stayed in all of the best hotels and focused on eating out and enjoying our time away from home, and by the time we got back, we felt great about the progress we had made. I wanted to make a blog all about saving money on the road, so you can travel more and worry less.

Learning To Fly: Why It Will Be Harder Than You Think

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Humans were never meant to fly. They do not have feathers, wings, or stretches of leathery skin draping from their arms to their torsos. They also do not have hollow bones like birds. Yet, humans fly, aided by machines. They cannot resist the urge to get into the air and soar over the ground. If you are answering the call of the heavens by taking flying lessons, you should know why it will be harder than you think.

Mastering the Take-off 

You cannot climb upward too quickly. Taking off from the ground requires a certain finesse, and a slow but steady climb into the air. The throttle on a plane is very touchy; it is akin to power steering in a car, except with jet engine power behind it. If your flight instructor utilizes a simulation plane to get you started, you will learn very quickly just how touchy the throttle can be. You will have to remember that and be able to respond quickly and accordingly once you are in a real plane and taking off for the first time.

Turbulence, Down-Drafts, Up-Drafts, and Objects Heading Right for You

Special air conditions affect how your plane moves. As a passenger in an airline jet, you do not feel these conditions quite so much, with the exception of turbulence, of course. As a pilot, you will feel and experience all of these conditions, and you will need to know how to react. 

Down-drafts and up-drafts are caused by changes in clouds and the amount of wet or dense air as it blows up or down. If you are flying on a particularly cloudy day, these wind conditions will be quite regular until you have flown far from cloudy skies. Generally, the worst these two conditions do is rock the plane a little bit from side to side.

Turbulence occurs in much the same way as tornadoes. It is a warm front or warm pocket of air hitting a cold front or cold pocket of air. When a plane tries to fly through this, the mixed air shakes the plane because the plane is temporarily acting like a blender. Turbulence also happens over mountain ranges.

Objects heading right for you are birds, high-flying kites, balloons that people have released into the air, and other aircraft. As a general rule, you can avoid other aircraft because of the flight plans you have to file with the local flight towers. They will prevent other aircraft from hitting you and from you hitting them. The rest of the flying objects you will have to learn to avoid during your flight training/lessons.

For more information, contact a company like CalAir Aviation.


8 May 2018