- Feb 5, 2008
The absolute all time most fun I've ever had (with my clothes on) was flying ultralights low across fields and having to climb to get over the barbed wire fences! Going around the trees instead of over was a plus. I even know a guy who used to fly his ultralight under bridges....must have been a blast. And, in the proper airplane, all this is relatively safe. If the engine quits you land in the beans at 30 mph. Leaving ultralights for faster, heavier planes took that fun away.If I can fly 20 to 200 feet off the fields hopping hedge rows to return back to right above skimming above ground effect I'll be happy... I have no problem setting down in a field right below me with no other choice should the engine go out. Break out the cellphone an call for a pickup...