Last October our Village Council got a Gleim Virtual Cockpit Flight Simulator and installed it in the school office. It felt like it took forever to set up because I couldn’t wait to start flying. The first time I got to sit in the cockpit I was so excited. It has a real yolk, throttle and pedals. My first attempt to take off in the simulator, I was flying a Cessna 172. It did not end well--I ran straight off the runway! It took me several tries to be able to take off successfully. Once I mastered taking off, I had to learn the hard way to land. After many crash landings, I was thrilled when I could actually land a plane. I was free to fly whatever and wherever I wanted. The simulator takes me anywhere in the world I want to fly. My favorite planes to fly are the Cessna 172 and the Baron. I fly the simulator any chance I get, I love getting into the air and just losing myself in the sky. I space out and fly around the world for hours! It’s my go to place to find peace and quiet.