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1957 Beechcraft Model D18S: A Greater Level Of Stupidity

1957 Beechcraft Model D18S

A couple of weekends ago I took a flight lesson out of a small airport in Blaine, Minnesota. This was my second one-hour session. The first was about two years ago and it was fantastic. Every awesome thing you’ve heard about flying an airplane is true. I suspect it’s also true what airline pilots say in that, after a while, you’re just driving the bus. Still, for those of us that don’t do it regularly, flying an airplane is outstanding, and dreams of getting that solo license quickly spread over your gray spongy bits like a red mist. Continue reading