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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby Fly2e » Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:30 pm

Andrew don't worry, the first time I pulled back on my stick, and watched as the huge wings left the ground, I was nervous also. When I got to 35,000 ft I was blue in the face. then when I looked at my airspeed of 450 knots, I got dizzy!!  When I looked back and saw 280 people looking at me I realized the tremendous pressure on me....so many lives resting in the plams of my hands!
Then the turbulance!!! BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE... I pulled my belt tighter to hold me in my seat...feeling sick to my stomach.
Finally as I extended the flaps and tried to contact the tower, there was nobody there!! I let down the gear with sweat dripping off my forehead. The weight of this huge jet pulling at my arms!
Suddenly just as I was about to touch down........A crosswind that nearly slammed my left wing into the runway!!
Steady....steady...... finally as the nose flared, I heard the tires skreetch on the ground to the sensation of driving an 18 wheeler on gravel....Reverse thrusts!!!!
Wher's the doggie bag??
Finally I get the 777 to a stop and jump out of my seat, green in the face, wet in the pants, and dry in the mouth only to hear my wife yelling, "did you take out the garbage yet" !

We are talking about flight simulation............aren't we?   LOL    LOL     LOL

You'll do fine next time Andrew...now you know what to expect and can prepare yourself..
Keep us informed

Dave   ;)

Oh and by the way,  you are never a failure if you've tried your best!
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby BMan1113VR » Thu Apr 24, 2003 11:09 pm

don't worry, keep trying, i have known lots of people who didn't feel so well there first flights, i don't remember how i felt, but it is pretty normal to have "butterflies in your stomach".
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby Mr. Bones » Fri Apr 25, 2003 11:02 am

i had (and sometimes still have) that problem. especially in gliders where you feel every little bump of hot air... :D

in the beginning i was always sick but it goes better and better. your body gets used to the 3D movements after a while.

one tip: don't look too much on your instrument panel. try to look outside as much as possible!

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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby BFMF » Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:13 pm

My friend things that since I hadn't eaten that day when we went up contributed to my being sick. Do all of you find that eating the day that you go up helps your stomach?
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby Craig. » Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:28 pm

could possibly have been that. when are ya going up again?
the times i have been up where either 9am and the other two were just after lunch so i cant really say i have been up on an empty stomach
good luck for next time up there
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby BFMF » Fri Apr 25, 2003 1:22 pm

We're gonna try Monday or Tuesday morning
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby Craig. » Fri Apr 25, 2003 1:30 pm

cool hope it goes better for ya this time
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby BRAD BANKS » Sun Apr 27, 2003 8:43 pm

Andrew

Not to step on toes, but with 45 years of real
flying in my book, I would say that a pilot who
takes a"first timer" up and does that type of flying
used bad judgement, and does the sport of
flying no good

Just my way of thinking

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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby Deputy » Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:11 am

My first flight was a lot like yours. At first, I even hated flying. Look at me now. Its my profession. All it takes is time. Flying is a lot of fun. A lot of people say first impression is just about everything. They aren't always right, sometimes the last impression is everything.

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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby BFMF » Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:20 am

Andrew

Not to step on toes, but with 45 years of real
flying in my book, I would say that a pilot who
takes a"first timer" up and does that type of flying
used bad judgement, and does the sport of
flying no good


First off, this wasn't my first time up. I've been up in small cessnas several times in my life, it's just been a few years. Second, I wasn't expecting to get airsick and wasn't even planning on it. And third, my friend happens to be a Professional CFII who works at a school affiliated with Delta Airlines.

And what I meant by 'abrupt attitude' changes is that he let me fly the aircraft and when we turned, I would bank the aircraft the opposite way first to make sure everything was clear, then we would turn, so a lot of it wasme making myself sick.
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby Redwing » Mon Apr 28, 2003 11:08 am

Yeppirrrr, gotta do them clearing turns when you're VFR.

Glad to see those are still being taught to students!:)
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby BRAD BANKS » Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:55 pm

Andrew

Like I said "not to step on toes"
I did not have all the facts
and I have known several good pilots
who took people up "first Time"
and scared them so they never flew agin.
That is bad for flying

Like Brad said "it takes time"

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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby BFMF » Mon Apr 28, 2003 10:28 pm

Like I said "not to step on toes"
I did not have all the facts
and I have known several good pilots
who took people up "first Time"
and scared them so they never flew agin.
That is bad for flying


You didn't step on my toes. Like you said, you didn't have all the facts, now it's all cleared up ;)

And i'm still obsessed with aviation ;D
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby BFMF » Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:50 pm

We went back up today and spent about an hour in the air. I got to do almost all of the flying, except on landing he kinda walked me through it. There's a lot that that needs worked on, but the flight simulator has actually helped quite a bit.

And I didn't get sick ;D
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Re: I feel like a failure :(

Postby Craig. » Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:19 pm

glad to hear it went well man:)
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