We have a friend who used to be a flight instructor. Now, he's a pilot for private airplane owners. A while back, he told Matt he would like to swap services — he would like to receive drum-set lessons, and in exchange he would provide flying lessons. The only caveat: Matt would have to find a plane to learn on, because this friend no longer has planes at his disposal with which to train people.
Matt was excited about the prospect of learning to fly a plane, but had kind of accepted that since we don't know anyone that has their own plane, that it might not pan out.
And ... well, I typically don't like flying, but I think if I were offered free airplane lessons, I'd just have to get over my fears of falling out of the sky*, and jump on that chance. I mean, how many people actually get the option to do that?? It would provide some great stories.
If you were offered flying lessons, would you take them?
*Matt is studying aeronautics, and he says that planes can't just fall out of the sky. But what else do you call turbulence?