Okay, first cue the snarky comments about running over cows while landing on pastures... But seriously, last time I was in Bavaria, I saw a number of little planes, a few trikes, and kept thinking "aw man... I wanna do that" My impression is that USA has a more lenient attitude in the FAA regulations. Fly out of some Midwest farm land, putter on out to Florida, and land someplace you deem suitable and nobody seems to be getting their panties in a wad over it. Stuff I hear about Europe is that its supposedly more uptight. Is that indeed true? It sure didn't look that way last summer... Do pilots have to land on designated airstrips no matter what? I just love the idea of just going up, across, and down without worrying about a thing (except gravity of course).