While we were visiting France and castles around the Dordogne River, the day wasn't quite over, and I noticed that there was a pilot giving scenic flights around, so I signed us up for that.|
Since he wasn't a CFI, I wasn't legally allowed to fly his plane, and since it was a diesel converted C172, it had a few things I wasn't used to anyway. However, I still got do do part of the flight, except when I gave him the controls so that I could spend more time taking pictures (there was plenty to capture). He also did the landing, which not being a CFI to save the landing from a pilot he doesn't know, I didn't blame him for wanting to do. Honeslty, it didn't matter, the highlight of the flight was definitely the scenery.
You can browse all the pictures more easily here.
As the pictures show, this was likely the most scenic 45mn flight I had done anywhere so far: