It is one of the best feelings... You feel a little bit of a rush as you hear the words over the headset... "Eight-Echo-Victor cleared for take-off on runway Three-Four". You push the throttle just enough to get the airplane moving as you manuever the touchy airplane with the pedals while trying to align it with the runway centerline. Look around. No animals or anything in the runway, no airplanes above, just clear skies. Then you push full throttle as you give a quick glance to the instruments to make sure everything looks good. Engine power, oil temperature, electrical power, etc. All gauges show green and in an instant you made the decision to take-off. That was the last time to abort. The airplane lifts pretty fast with the full roar of the engine as you look out for other airplanes, look for places to land in case of an emergency, and keep an eye on the gauges. You are flying! One of the best feelings.
Couldn't help but think about it all just walking into a closed runway :) #latepost#spacedout#avgeek#aviation#pilot