When questioned, the FAA admitted that while there are volumes upon volumes of air regulations (approximately 147,309 to be exact), there are no restrictions against letting people who think they are funny assume "pilot in command" of an aircraft. However, the FAA has sinced proposed additional regulations, not so much for public safety, but rather, to protect the public from bad humor...
These are my true tales (though sometimes
exaggerated a tad) from my recent adventures in flight school as I
tormented every insect, bird, and flying squirrel in the airspace above
At just slightly over 4 months and 8 days, and right at 40 hours of logged flight time, I climbed into the tiny cabin of the flight school's Cessna-152 with the FAA Examiner to test the theory (and inevitably prove it as well) that the quality of a landing is inversely proportional to the level of the authority of the person sitting next to you. However, despite a couple bumpy landings, the FAA Examiner felt that I either flew well enough or he feared having to fly with me again on a re-test to such an extent that he passed me anyway... Either way, I GOT MY WINGS! WAHOO!!
Although I poke fun at my experiences
through flight school, the experience was truly rewarding. Though,
how can one NOT see the irony of cramming into a Cessna 152 with an
instructor who is claustrophobic and literally throws himself out of the
plane at the end of a flight before the engine has had a chance to gasp it
last breath! The flight school I attended was a first rate
FBO, with excellent instructors, great airplanes and all around friendly
folks. So, to everybody at Harvey Airfield (Snohomish, WA):
Thanks for making this dream come true!
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