Video: what flying is all about


Flying is about lift and thrust, weight and drag. But as Trent Palmer shows in this amazing video, flying is also about gaining a new perspective on the world and enjoying life. After watching these three taildraggers fly around a mountain at sunset, we think you’ll agree that, “life is too short to eat dessert last.”

Video from Trent Palmer.

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Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. He is an ATP and also holds ratings for multiengine, seaplanes, gliders, and helicopters. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Air Facts, John is a Vice President at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, responsible for new product development and marketing.


  1. Loved the video of “ What flying is all about” I’m a student pilot fix’n to take my check ride at the age of 44. I’m living my dream!! I can’t wait to see where it takes me. Thanks again

  2. THANK YOU Sporty’s for ALL the support you provide (to grow General Aviation) and to Trent for such an INSPRIING video!

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