One of Steve's many Christmas presents to
April was an intro flight in a Cessna 172.
The flight was scheduled for Dec 29, 2003, and the
day was just gorgeous for flying - Steve paid extra for that.
We went to Paine field in Everett, right beside
Boeing's large plant, and flew with NorthWay Aviation.
Our instructor, Josh, is only 23 years old but
was really good and both of us had a great time.
After take off, April took the controls and we flew
over Puget sound to Jefferson County airport.
Josh landed the plane, we swapped positions and
Steve took the controls.
Steve taxied onto the runway, lifted the plane
off the ground and headed back to Paine field.
A few maneuvers later, including a couple
of tight turns and mock landing practice, and we were
on our way back to land the plane where Steve
performed his first landing. Not too bad for his first try!