You did it! You earned your pilot’s license and have beaten the laws of gravity. You can now take to the skies as you please and travel as the birds do through the air. However, learning to fly is only half of the adventure: the other half comes when you experience new things and have adventures with new people in the places where your plane takes you. If you have your pilot’s license, here are a few things you absolutely must do.
Take your family on a vacation.
You spent so much time learning to fly and practicing your skills, so why not show them off to the people who matter most? Plan a vacation for you and your loved ones where you can be in charge of travel plans and getting them to and from the location safely. Since you can reach places where ground-only travelers are unable, take your family somewhere new and exciting and show them things many people in life will never have the chance to witness.
You have to fly at night.
There are few if any things in life more magical than flying an airplane at night. There are no other cars to look out for, no deer to avoid hitting, and no sharp turns to navigate. The night sky makes for an incredibly peaceful place to travel. It’s even more magical if you fly at night over a city; you can see the lights twinkling below you and witness the humdrum and cacophony below you without having to take part.
Take someone on their first flight.
After you’ve grown accustomed to flying a plane and are comfortable doing so, relive the excitement and exhilaration of your first time flying by taking someone on their first flight. Being with someone while they fly for the first time puts their experience in your hands as they count on you to get them to and from your destination safely.
See the Fall Foliage from the air.
It doesn’t matter whether your nickname is Bear Grylls or if you’ve never set foot in the woods in your life; anyone and everyone can appreciate a beautiful cross-country airplane ride, especially during autumn. The fresh, crisp air combined with the warm palette of autumn hues is breathtaking to drive through, and awe inspiring from the air.
Whether you’ve just earned your license or have been flying for years, there are always new sights to see and new ways to revitalize your love of flying.