It makes one year today since I took off for the first time at the commands of an airplane. Actually this was my second flight, the first time was about 2 years ago, just a month before starting the pilot course, but it was a totally different experience. It was as passenger in a B737. In a C152 the sensations are more intense. I still have in my memory the first seconds after I lift off from the ground. The small plane with a little engine and a wing wandering around in the air, shaking a little with the turbulence, and being able to look out the front window and see a different view of the world.
To mark this date, I chose to make a movie that shows some of the best moments, from my course starts until I had a Private Pilot License (PPL).
I planned to show a little of some of the places that I flew by under a 15min max time. But soon I realize that if I had chosen not to pass this limit I had have to let out a lot of places. So I chose to let go the limit because my primary goal was to be a "memories" video.
Moments included in the video:
- Starts with some footage from the theory phase;
- First-solo flight;
- Simulated engine failures;
- Area solo flight (Famalicão);
- 300nm solo flight (Bragança and Coimbra)
- Shoreline flights;
- Finish with a landing from my area solo flight.
In the image below you can see the movie's route that I followed. Its like a small tour in Portugal :).
Here is the video: