Ingo Noka

Come Fly With Me

In Announcement on August 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Note the meticulous attention to modesty and safety (in that order), we pilots are known for. Anthony, the pilot, looks like he is in haven and the expression of Lenora, the passenger, is simply priceless. According to the Christian Science Monitor, Miss Rivero was delighted with flight but disappointed they didn’t fly higher.

I have been asked a couple of times whether I prefer to fly alone, because I have done most of my long cross-country flights without co-pilot or passengers. There are two answers to that question.  Firstly, I don’t really prefer to fly alone, but I do enjoy the challenge and the freedom to make my own decisions.  Secondly, I absolutely love to show people the beauty of flight or share the workload with a fellow pilot.

Unfortunately most people that show some initial interest are often taken by surprise and suddenly have lots of other important stuff to do when I offer to fly with them.  Don’t get me wrong – everybody should make their own decisions and if somebody does not feel comfortable flying in a small single propeller aircraft, it wouldn’t be fun to do it anyway.  I am just saying that I haven’t been very successful inviting people to fly with me.

In other words, if there is a seat available and you are interested, I am always happy to take anybody with me wherever I am going.  Just be aware that as a private pilot I cannot and will not take you anywhere for money or reward.  Also note that most insurances (health, life etc) explicitly exclude anything that has to do with private flying.  I have a passenger insurance, but it won’t pay for much more than a few Aspirin and a glass of water :-).

I am normally writing about my next destination or short term flying trips on this blog or on Facebook.  Just drop me a message if you want to come along.

* About the picture: Anthony Jannus, Aero Club of America Pilot # 80, and Miss Lenora Rivero, daughter of the Cuban Minister circled Potomac Park in a 2 minutes flight of over 2 miles at 50 feet on April 10, 2011. (Washington Herald Apr. 11, 1911).  I got the picture from Flickr under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

  1. Hi Ingo
    Your Phuket flight sounds awesome.
    Would like to go flying with you again. but recently been very busy.
    Anyone reading this, Mr Ingo is one of the safest person to fly with.
    He make sure his aircraft is at tip top condition, He never cut corners. I will say German Precision.

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