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Shad's First Flight

Yesterday I took my son up in a small airplane for the first time. A fellow pilot friend Bill sent me a tweet that he needed a co-pilot for the fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) from Stellar Air Park (P19) for Cutter Aviation's free BBQ so I said sure then asked if Shad (who is 18 months-old) could come too he said he didn't have a problem with that. Below are some of the pictures from the flight and the audio from the short flight home. Shad had a good time the only part he cried was when the engine started and got hit with the wind from the prop blast but it was short lived. He did great.

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Shad "helping" with the preflight
All strapped in ready to go.
This is taken in the air although you can't really tell. He was a little unsure.
Captain Bill
On Final Runway 25L 
After we touched down he fell asleep I guess it was stressful.
the BBQ area at the end
flight crew
He slept the whole way home.
A good flight

Comments

Pilot Shop said…
That is awsome, start them out early. All he needs now is a youth Blue headset, a bomber jacket, and some aviator sun glasses.

My daughter is 3 and I need to get her up in the air. I need to fly to Duncan in Battle Creek next week to take possession of a Falcon 2000. Going up there in a 172S. Maybe I will be able to take her.

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