Okay, so I wasn't actually flying the plane, I was sitting in the backseat. But I do look pretty slick with the headset on. It seems that a ton of people I know are getting into flying. After going up with aaron, I'm beginning to understand why, between the amazing views and sense of freedom it's easy to see why you'd want to do this all the time. it's just a shame it's so expensive and time intensive to learn

view from the typewriter

Atop the Vittorio Emanuele II monument ( AKA the "typewriter") , in addition to a great bar, they've added an elevator so that you can now go all the way up to the top for one of the best views in all of rome. The only competing views are the cupola of San Pietro, and the Gianicolo, but really, this view is tough to beat