As reported in The Readers' Digest, Kay Lockridge of Santa Fe, New Mexico had just learned to fly. She invited her dad to be her first passenger, and he agreed. That was more than 40 years ago, but she still remembers what happened.
She had just taken off and was climbing to 1,500 feet when her dad said, "OK, we can land now." She had just earned her pilot's license and planned to circle the Michigan State University campus and return to the university-owned airport. She reminded her dad of this, and has never forgotten what he said. "I'm not fond of small planes. I just wanted you to know that I have confidence in you."