I piloted a plane!!!

Trip Start Mar 03, 2005
Trip End Mar 31, 2006

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Yes - it's true - I piloted a plane!! Ok, so it was a really small one and I didn't do the take off or the landing but I did most of the bits in between! Apart from when I got a little low and there was another plane heading our way.... The pilot dude pulled the plane up real quick - I felt a little sick actually, my stomach went all weird. Thankfully I wasn't sick but I think this put off the pilot doing any 'acrobatics'. I got to see a nice bit of scenery round Kaikoura but it was raining which was a bit rubbish. I flew into a valley to have a look at the mountains, and got blasted by a gust of wind on the way out - the plane was not exactly the sturdiest thing in the sky, and I was struggling to keep it straight... It was good fun though - 20 minutes in the sky for $100 which I think is ok. I even got a certificate for it and I can use the minutes towards training as a pilot. Which is obviously what I'll be doing when I get home with all the money that I'll have left after travelling around Oz for a month. Yeah right.
Anyway, back to Kaikoura. It's a nice place.......
Skip to the end... beach is a bit rubbish, didn't see much wildlife, it rained a lot on Sunday and Monday, but I would still recommend it. Yep.
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