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Optimus1 October 31st, 2014 8:14pm

Have you flown on or do you own an ultralight aircraft?

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susanr Colorado
10/31/14 5:49 pm

No, and my acrophobia would totally prevent that from happening. I've been on small planes (4-seater, ~8-seater) & managed to enjoy it, in spite of being terrified. But... not an ultralight.

Optimus1
11/01/14 6:06 am

Flying an aircraft yourself, is indescribably different than flying in a piloted plane. Control of your own safety relieves some of the fears of being in a craft.

susanr Colorado
11/01/14 11:23 am

I understand the principle of that, & it's a very good point. I still think there's not a chance of it happening with me, though. But hey, you never know....

Optimus1
11/01/14 11:28 am

True that it isn't for everyone, but for those willing to try, it is exhilarating. Flying at 9000 feet, shutting the motor off and gliding down with a 6:1 ratio, truly nothing like it.

DGroot America
10/31/14 4:55 pm

No way, I've flown many airplanes but the larger the airplane I fly the less I want to try to fly an ultralight.

EarlyBird Portland
10/31/14 1:31 pm

Yes! When I was in Mexico once, there were these guys that came around offering to take people for rides on their light airplane. Everyone thought I was nuts for wanting to do it but I did! It was an hour long flight over the ocean. It was beautiful.

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Optimus1
10/31/14 1:48 pm

That is awesome!! I have owned and flown on for the past 14 years now. There truly is nothing like it!