Flying Planes

Thursday, July 09, 2015

For my boyfriend's birthday, I treated him to a private flight lesson, thanks to Global Aviation. We had a choice of learning in a helicopter or a small plane. I thought it would be fun to try the small plane, especially since Andres had dreams of being a pilot.

Our instructor was very knowledgeable and taught us things to watch out for, and walked us through the entire process slowly. I had the opportunity to also fly the plane, but decided to give Andres my session as well. We took off from Farmingdale, NY at Republic Airport and we flew to Bridgeport, CT.

Since Andres had both sessions, we were able to try a "touch and go", where we land quickly and immediately take off again instead of having a full stop. Riding in the back was pretty fun, since I was able to enjoy the scenery.

On our round trip back, our instructor allowed for some freestyle soaring. Andres practiced turns and even did a 360°. It was quite windy that morning, but sitting inside, surprisingly I hardly felt the turbulence. It was a great little "adventure", and I highly recommend it.




85 comments :

Chic Therapy said...

Oh wow! That's a pretty cool gift you gave your boyfriend.

Shauna C said...

What a great idea! My husband would love that gift too!

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Mira Tolvanen said...

Cool!

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Tijana Momcilovic said...

great post as usual :)

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Erika Sorocco said...

What an awesome gift! The view of the beach is just beautiful!

xx

Summer Read said...

Wow this is such an incredible gift, it sounds amazing! x

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Straight A Style said...

What an awesome birthday present!

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Karen Liesens said...

Oh wow that's such a cool gift!

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Lex Nevin | Lexi Land said...

SO fun!! How sweet is he! Love your blog Karen!
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Gina G said...

Too cool! My hubs is a pilot but I've never been able to fly with him, that would be so awesome!

Gina
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Shian K said...

What a treat! I've never flown in a small plane like this but it sounds like a radical time. Happy birthday to him!

Xoxo,
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Alicia Mackin said...

Oh WOW how cool are you? That sounds fun and exciting, love the shots from the plane. I went on on open cockpit airplane ride once. And one day I want to go up in a hot air balloon.

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Ale Ramírez said...

wow amaizing pics!!
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Rumela said...

wow that's an awesome bday gift .
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Doreen S said...

What an amazing gift you got for your bf. He's one lucky guy.

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Hilary Young said...

Wow, you are one lucky girl but you deserve every little bit of it! thanks for sharing this is such a beautiful post. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

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Shannon Jenkins said...

How fun!!! You are brave though!! I think would be terrified with my husband driving a plane!

<3 Shannon
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Shaira Manalo said...

You're too sweet. This is a great birthday gift idea. <3 Would love to do the same to my future boyfriend. :))

Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back :) Thanks!

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Have a nice day! :)

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Alice Cerea said...

Amazing pics!
Have a nice weekend baby

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Jessica said...

lovely post, have a good day!

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Gail J said...

It must be amazing opportunity to be there!

Elle Sees said...

i would scared to DEATH! i saw your snaps and i was like no way!! but what an awesome experience!

Pearls of Style said...

Wow amazing - and such lovely photos

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Katie M said...

What a creative and fun gift! I'm sure it was a blast!

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Samantha Mariko said...

thats so awesome! hope your boyfriend enjoyed his flight lesson!
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i.s. said...

how fun! x
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Tash Collier said...

Looks like so much fun!

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Valerie Price said...

Oh wow, such a great gift! :)

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Lauren Dimesky said...

You are so special to think of that sweet sweet gift, knowing your boyfriend wants to be a pilot! You two look so adorable together and I love your paintings from paint night and how your personalities came through when you painted the same thing! I want to do this…looks like a fun date night! xo

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FASHION TALES said...

What an amazing gift! Very special and I'm sure he will remember it forever! <3
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Sera Brand said...

that is such a great gift! a wonderful memory :)

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Laura Mitbrodt said...

Thats so fun you get to fly a plane
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Melissa said...

That is such a wonderful gift to give! Plus it looks really fun to do so! :D He's really lucky to have you by his side ;)

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Alice Cerea said...

Amazing pics!
Have a nice weekend baby

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Helena Primeira said...

Nice pics :)

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meandmr.com said...

Well this looks like a lot of fun!
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Audrey Lin said...

Oh my gosh this is crazy! I don't even have my driver's license for a car yet! But anywho, this is super awesome, and happy belated birthday to Andres! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

Rachel-Beth said...

What an incredible Birthday pressie for your boyfriend! It looks so fun!


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Paulina said...

Great photos ;)

Annie Lee said...

omg audrey, he must've loved it! i know i would have if i were him :)

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deadlyinlove.com said...

this is so cool! love the idea:))

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Arrow said...

So cool! Amazing gift!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What an awesome birthday gift! Sounds like you both had a great time :)

Arden Rubens (TOPCOAT) said...

This is so lovely! I'd love to do this one day! xx

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Sanya G said...

oh wow that is a great present you are a good sister :)

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Mica T said...

That sounds like such an awesome experience! :) I'm not the best flyer, but even I think something like this would be very cool to try one day, just for a little while! :)

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Patricia loves fashion said...

It must be a great surprise! Lovely photos ;)

mybeautrip said...

Great idea for a gift!
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Gabrielle said...

What a lovely and unusual birthday treat idea! I can't imagine anyone who would dislike such a fun treat :)

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Vivienne Night said...

great idea for the birthday gift :) very creative! :) you have to love him a lot! lucky guy! :)
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Andrea jueong said...

Omg,this is amazing! I would never been able to do it! Good for you!
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Sartorial Diner said...

Oh wow, that looks incredible!

Lynette said...

Wow... That looks sooo amazing.

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Dora Toubanaki said...

Such a great gift!! wow!

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Kirsten Wick said...

Oh my, that is amazing, what a unique gift! Love, Kirsten xx

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Nilu Yuleena Thapa said...

That's a lovely idea! You are a great girlfriend Audrey! My boyfriend would be so happy if I surprised him like this but I'm really lost when it comes to surprising people!
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Sarah Rizaga said...

This is an awesome gift that is so cool! He's so lucky to have you and you're both lucky to have each other <3

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Mira Devils said...

Happy belated b-day to your bf!! Omg that was the best gift ever. Glad you guys had so much fun :D

xx

Ania Zarzycka said...

Wow! Fantastic <333 Amazing photos ;)
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little luxury list said...

What a cool experience! It looks like you and Andres had fun. I imagine it's good practice for when he may fly you in another plane some day!

xoxo,
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Coco said...

Amazing experience darling! Cute shoots!!
Baci,
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Beauty Editer said...

Beautiful post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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Diana Horsfall said...

never been on small place like that! great post!

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Karolina Antosik said...

it must be very exciting, great pic dear

Crissy said...

wow that sounds super exciting and scary at the same time haha

Tania said...

What an awesome gift! Although the thought of being in a small plan frightens me to death. I'll bet he loved it though!


xx freshfizzle

Slamdunk said...

What a super present for Andres--you are the best. I have taken my oldest son on small planes like that, but I'll leave the flying to someone (unlike me) who always battles motion-sickness. Haha.

trishie said...

What a great present! I got my husband a similar experience flying a vintage plane

Only The Brave Blog said...

Wow this is so amazing! I'm afraid of heights but I would definitely try this one day. I think this is such a great gift you'll never forget gifts like this.

Dominique
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awhite said...

What an amazing experience, doll!
Thanks for sharing!

-Ashley
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E said...

That is sooooo cool! What a great birthday present!

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fitfabfun Jane said...

WOW! This is super cool!
xo, Jane
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doyouspeakgossip said...

Wow! That's a great gift! Best girlfriend haha! :) So nice of you to do this for him.

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Harija said...

This is just awesome and thank you so much for your support!! I deeply appreciate it ;)
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Layla Sprinkles said...

Such a lovely post and your pictures are really lovely too! :)

Layla xx

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Missy said...

Oh I love this! I've really missed your blog whilst I've been away!
Missy x
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Snow Princess Bella said...

What an amazing gift! <3
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Am2Pm Chic said...

Such an amazing experience.
xoxo
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Sybil said...

this is soooo cool!! :D

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Yasmin said...

What an amazing present to give! I bet the experience was unforgettable :)

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Krysten Quiles said...

Oh my gosh how FUN!

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Adela Acanski said...

Nice post! So cool!

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Miranda McDonald said...

This is such a great gift to give! Looks like so much fun!

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Rashgmaal Bloodman said...

This is such a dope gift.. You've gain ultimate cool points for this lol.

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Amber Shannon said...

What an amazing birthday present...and such a cool experience!!! Happy BDAY to your BF!


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