If rhinos were meant to fly, they would have been born with wings...
C172 — N733UJ — Tampa Executive Airport, FL > Brooksville Regional Airport — Additional airport more than 25nm but less than 50nm (solo), 2 Landings — 0.9 hrs
Wright Brothers are quoted to say: "if man were meant to fly, he would have been born with wings." Yeah, bad marketing for sure. But here we are nonetheless.
As I make my second cross country solo I begin to wonder what would have happened if I never had an instructor in the first place. Just a plane and open space to fly in. I mean with everything else in my life I'm completely self-taught; so why not aviation? I guess I envy the old-time pilots who went up before there were rules, air space Classes, Federal Aviation Administration and everything else. Sure many died. We evolve together. And that's a good thing. But you'd be surprised what people are capable of without any formal education.
I bring drinking water, as the dry altitude makes me thirsty.