Want a real rush....why don't you try the rollercoasters over at Kennywood Park??? Try the very back seat on the Thunderbolt or their new coaster that replaced the Steel Phantom??? I have done both in my life. Or maybe take flying lessons??? I've landed a Cessna 172 at your Allegheny County Airport before too, along with the Port Meadville Airport, the Wheeling Airport, and the Jamestown, NY Airport too. Once you get your license you could fly up in your little Cessna east of Toronto to visit Geeders and be home in time for supper!!! In a 2 & 1/2 hour period in a Cessna 172, I flew from Cleveland's Burke Lakefront airport over the north side of Pittsburgh, then all the way down to Seven Springs, then turned north and flew to Jamestown, NY where we stopped for a soda, then flew back to Burke. Recreational flying is a bit of an expensive hobby, but you can also widen your view of your world and meet lots of new people too.
Nothing like a good clean rush. Flaps 10 degrees, "Cessna 37 Lima, cleared for takeoff, runway 6 right, comes the voice through the speaker. You push the throttle forward then pull out onto the active runway, straighten-out, and then push the throttle all of the way forward. Steering with your rudder pedals and using the yoke to ward off a bit of a choppy crosswind, you accelerate down the runway and at 70 knots you pull the yoke back and your off and climbing away at 75 knots, as the ground falls away below you. It's a great feeling though you do hold your life and the lives of your passengers in your hands. The only thing more exciting is the landing approach and eventual touchdown. Imagine flying to Oshawa, Ontario in less than 2 hours from Allegheny County? Maybe a quiet weekend getaway at a lake cabin up in Ontario? Fly up Friday after work and fly home Sunday afternoon?
Riding the Thunderbolt is a whole lot less expensive, but you can't beat the rush of recreational flying.
Just a suggestion,
"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark