Not the movie or the weed - but anyone here into recreational flying or general aviation itself?
flying is in my blood and is also a good way to quickly get to another destination. The only problem is it isn’t discrete and you are limited where you can land and take-off (and it can prove damn hard to hide the infrastructure).
I’m not into egg beaters (choppers) as such, more of the fixed wing type of flying. But if you need to get out of the city fast then flying will allow you to leave while observing the grid locked traffic - that’s if you can get to the airport and secure a plane.
i grew up in a rural setting and it was common for properties to have aircraft (I even “landed” an ultralight in a tree). We also had a piper arrow which gave us a good range too - again it isn’t a discrete form of travel though. You are also limited in what you can take with you as weight plays a big part too.
so anyone else here into flying and has this form of travel in any of their plans?
Because rivers are such a big obstacle for vehicles, planes could be of great use. I am still researching small boats to get motorbikes or bicycles across rivers in case bridges are destroyed or controlled.
Flying is another option. I believe an ultralight (hang glider with a small engine type?) can take off from a road so there is a lot of flexibility there. Limited payload but 'supplies are good, getting out of danger is better'.
My partner has her pilots license from another country, her father's an instructor. I'm not looking towards having that as a go-to though I certainly see the value in it and I'm a big fan of the 'bush planes' and the people running channels on youtube.