Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Sky's the Limit for Bully Writer

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Sky's the Limit for Bully Writer

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Byline: KERRI-ANNE MESNER Kerri-Anne.Mesner@capnews.com.au

I HAVE to confess. I am a control freak.

But that is why I was keen to jump into the pilot's seat for my first four-seater aeroplane flight.

Never mind that I have a fear of heights a the opportunity to have a Top Gun moment was too hard to resist.

I was bouncing with excitement leading up to the flight.

But when flying instructor Andy told me, after I was strapped into the pilot's seat, that I would control the plane during take off, I almost pulled the plug.

A few minutes later, after I calmed down a bit, I asked who was going to land the plane. This news helped me relax a Andy would land the plane. Phew!

Andy took me through the a[approximately]this does this job and that does that job' instructions a there were a lot, but I think I managed to remember most of them.

Fast-forward and we are on the runway speeding along and I'm sitting there thinking a[approximately]hurry up and reach 70 (knots)'. …

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