Up Up and Away!

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I gave Hydra a Groupon gift certificate for  flying lesson from Justice Aviation for Christmas, and we cashed it in last week!    It was an absolute blast.

We got to the Santa Monica Municipal Airport early enough to have a nice lunch at the Spitfire Grill, which has fun murals all over the outside of the building.

We had about an hour flight.   Went up to Point Dume.  Hydra piloted and was good at it.  The pilot said he could tell that Hydra had had stick time before (in Vietnam, on a helicopter).  Pilot said he really enjoyed us because we weren’t terrified, and took us for a bonus loop around downtown Los Angeles.

It was a wonderful experience!  It’s nice to know Los Angeles so well.  We could pick out all kinds of landmarks from up there.

Loved the aerobatics the pilot took us through when we turned around at Point Dume.  Just a perfect outing.  😀

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5 thoughts on “Up Up and Away!

  1. RuthG says:

    Looks like great fun!

    And that mural is amazing–I had to keep staring at it to figure out that it WAS a mural. 🙂

  2. Sundry says:

    RuthG- There were good ones all around the building. The parts that weren’t filled in like this were made to look like clouds!

  3. me says:

    Oh wonderful! Hydra looks like he’s just loving it! (Can you feel the envy from here?)

  4. Sundry says:

    Yes. Yes, I can!

  5. Oooohhhhh … jealous.

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