I live in one of the prettiest landscapes imaginable, with thick deciduous forests.
Volcanic mountains that reach right down to the sea.
Crystal blue waves crashing on rock formations.
Secret beaches waiting to be discovered.
Sea turtles in the bays. .
Schools of fish off shore from light sand beaches
I got to see all of this from the air in a safe little two passenger machine. I felt only the thrill of flying, just like in my dreams, and none of the fear of heights I share with my siblings.
The wind in my hair – yes, there was a helmet – as we banked in a full circle around my house.
We followed the serpentine Rio Buenavista in search of those pesky Crocs and were rewarded with a sighting.
Ultralight Tours and Joergue Mueller, just outside Samara, will take you on a gyrocopter ride you won’t forget.
My trip was a generous gift from my cousin and his wife, but you can get your own for $230-330 /hour, depending on how split it up with friends and family. Joergue can also teach you to fly or sell you a gyrocopter of your own.