It’s one thing to fly a plane in the video arcade, quite a different thing in real life. It’s hard! Sure, you have the whole sky in front, but in a small plane, you can really feel quite a few things, you don’t in most simulations. You slide sideways, feel the difference between rotation and turning, and are buffetted by the wind. It’s interesting, and as unsettling as it can be the first time, a great deal of fun.
Here’s Karina, piloting a Piper aircraft over the San Francisco Bay Area.
I highly recommend the experience, if piloting an aircraft is on your bucket list.