7 News Special Report: Come Fly With Me

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By Diane Rutherford

At the Watertown International Airport, you'll find Mike Williams Flying Service.

Mike, who has been flying planes since 1966, helps people like Ryan Grant get their pilot licenses.

"The moment I took off, I knew I was hooked.  That's when you've got to realize, oh, I could really get into this. It's a lot of fun," said Ryan.

Becoming a pilot costs thousands of dollars and can take weeks, months or even years to accomplish.

But, what if you only want to fly a plane and land it - no strings attached?

Mike has just the ticket.

"We call it 'Just Lunch' and it's tailored after the program of the dating service. We're not doing dating here, but we're doing flight lessons and you're not obligated to continue with any flight lessons. But, you can come out, learn how to fly and land the airplane at lunchtime," said Mike.

If you have 99-bucks, you can be a pilot for a half-hour.

Mike and Ryan will get the plane ready for takeoff - a process which includes checking the oil, cleaning the windows and last, but certainly not least, making sure the wing flaps and everything else on the plane are in good working order.

The plane is ready and so am I.

Yes, I'm going to pilot this Cessna 172.

How does it go? 

"Come Fly With Me" on Wednesday and see what it's like to take off, fly and land a plane.

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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