We took advantage of the beautiful weather today and went to the local airport for the flying lesson I bought my husband for Valentine's Day. Admittedly it was a Discovery Flight not necessarily a flying lesson but the guy taught it as if we were seriously pursuing a pilots license. It was fun. He started with a 30 minute overview of the plane and controls. Then we went outside and did a pre-flight check of the plane.
After verifying everything was operational we climbed in. He set my husband up with headphones and put him in the pilot's seat.
He let my husband do a little driving on the tarmac then the flight instructor handled takeoff. Once we were at 2500 feet we leveled off and my husband took over control. We made several loops around town. It was fun trying to figure out what everything was.
It was really fun. I highly recommend it. My husband said it was even better than he expected.