Indoctrination Flight.. darned near last.
My very first flight was a brief hop in a Stinson Stationwagon during an airshow when I was around twelve y/o. I liked that enough to go back to the FBO on the local field and lay down some hard-earned cash for an Indoctrination Flight in a J-3. It was a hot day and the flight over the homestead, etc., plus the brief stick time had me grinnin' from ear-to-ear!
Being a hot day, the instructor had the window opened and pinned to the bottom of the starboard wing. Glorious! Until, on final and without warning, he threw the freaking plane into a very sudden and steep slip in the direction of the open window! Hell, I was sure something was wrong with the controls and we were going to crash, burn, and die!
Once on the ground, the instructor told how my arms flew up to the exposed piping above my head.. HAR! HAR! HAR! I hated that ride, I hated that instructor, and I hated that FBO. What an a-hole thing to do to an unsuspecting beginner.
I got over it and went on a couple of years later to earn my solo/private/commercial ratings and I have NEVER done anything to purposefully or intentionally scare anyone in an airplane. Ok, some flights did, but it was never intentional.;f
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