If you get to know my family for any length of time you will quickly find out that my husband (and now my son) is all about aviation. My husband has his private pilot's license and goes flying whenever he gets the chance. Unfortunately, time and money limits his flying.
He did manage to take a flight several Saturdays ago. It was only about an hour flight, my husband flew to another nearby airport and did some touch-and-go's before coming back and landing. This was Hayden's very first flight! Ever! He's never even been in a commercial plane. I was a little nervous about how he would react but it went really well!
Flying with a small child is a lot like driving with one. We had him buckled in his car seat in the backseat of the plane. I was right beside him. You don't have to have the car seat rear-facing in the plane, since the event of a collision is very unlikely.
We found some child's ear protection on Amazon and it fit him perfectly. (I'll include a link below) The only downside is it is kind of a pain to get a 1 year old to keep something on his head!
After we were up in the air I got Hayden out of his car seat so he could look out the window. He took a few peeks, but he was pretty much asleep right away and stayed asleep during the whole flight. That was fine by me, because I actually started feeling a little sick. I've never felt sick on a flight before so I hope this isn't something that will happen again!
Anyway, we can't wait to take Hayden flying again! I wouldn't doubt it if we ended up with another pilot in the family someday. This kid can tell you if there's an airplane somewhere before you even know it. He even picked up the sign language sign for airplane the very first time we showed it to him, and he hasn't stopped doing it since!
Children's Ear Protection
Welcome! My name is Marie, and I have been married for 5 years now. We have one beautiful son, Isaac, waiting for us in Heaven and another son, Hayden, here with us! I hope to share with you more about our journey- where we have been and where we are going.