If you are thinking about getting a pilot’s license but you are still not convinced that it’s the best use of both your time or your money, perhaps you need a few ideas about what to do AFTER you get your pilot’s license. Hence, North America based pilots might want to take a look at a recent post by John Zimmerman for Air Facts Journal where he came up with the following top 10 list of things to do once you have a pilot’s license:
- $100 hamburger flight.
- Night flight over a city.
- Fly a taildragger out of a grass strip.
- Take a kid for his or her first flight.
- Go on a flying family vacation.
- Low and slow cross country in the Fall.
- Fly an actual instrument flight.
- Fly something different.
- Go to the Bahamas or Mexico.
Obviously some of the above items like eating “$100 hamburgers” or going to to the Bahamas or Mexico are better suited for pilots across the pond. However and if you are a UK pilot, why not a trip over to France to savor some fine France cuisine or better yet, a long holiday weekend in sunny Spain? And while Oshkosh is no doubt the event to attend if you are a general aviation pilot, why not instead make a special trip over to the Paris Air Show – the world’s oldest and largest air show?
Hence, we want to ask you our readers for any good ideas that would-be UK based pilots or pilots based over on the continent might want to consider doing once they get a pilot’s license. In other words, is there anything unique that you have done once you became a pilot that you would never have otherwise done?