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* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'': More like the joy of ''every'' flight- according to every member of the team in just about every book, the thrill of flying never gets old. If anything, all other experiences pale before it: Jake mentions a roller coaster that's just sad compared to pulling a 200 mph dive as a peregrine falcon.



* ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' [[DownplayedTrope downplays this a little]] in a moment in episode 2 where [[PowerCopying Peter]] argues with Nathan on a rooftop and unwittingly copies his power to fly causing him to hover. His reaction upon realising this (with Nathan's help) is sheer amazement.

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* ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' [[DownplayedTrope downplays this a little]] in a moment in episode 2 where [[PowerCopying Peter]] argues with Nathan on a rooftop and unwittingly copies his power to fly causing him to hover. His reaction upon realising realizing this (with Nathan's help) is sheer amazement.


* In ''Webcomic/SkinDeep'', after Jim [[DieOrFly "teaches"]] Michelle to fly, she reacts with gleeful delight, which Jim [[MomentKiller promptly punctures]]. She gets the feeling back after a moment though.

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* In ''Webcomic/SkinDeep'', after Jim [[DieOrFly "teaches"]] [[http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/issue-four-page-12/ Michelle to fly, she reacts with gleeful delight, delight]], which Jim [[MomentKiller promptly punctures]]. She gets the feeling back after a moment though.

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* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'': Pretty early in the movie, after Cody frees [[GiantFlyer Marahute]] but accidently gets knocked off a cliff by her, she catches him and takes the boy for the flight of a lifetime. The scene easily qualifies as one big SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.


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* Subverted in ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'': Naval carrier commander inquires on main heroine Madoka's status, what's with her clueless self just having been launched on autopilot in an aircraft-mode transforming robot, as practically a last resort against an attack. His subordinate answers that Madoka is "agitated", and brings up a muted feed of emotional Madoka in robot's cockpit, asking whether sound should be patched through. Commander, with mild disgust, says there's no need to

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* Subverted in ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'': Naval carrier commander inquires on main heroine Madoka's status, what's with her clueless self just having been launched on autopilot in an aircraft-mode transforming robot, as practically a last resort against an attack. His subordinate answers that Madoka is "agitated", and brings up a muted feed of emotional Madoka in robot's cockpit, asking whether sound should be patched through. Commander, with mild disgust, says there's no need toto.


* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when Elliot flies for the first time, he [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1154 can't contain his elation]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
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Elliot flies for the first time, he started out focused on the situation at hand before quickly becoming distracted [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1154 by enjoying the fact that he was flying]].
** Ellen's first experience with flying was in the middle of a life-or-death battle. Nanase had to [[http://www.egscomics.com/comic/2013-07-30 keep her focused on the task at hand]] (Link contains spoilers).
** When Nanase regained her magic after several months without it, one of the first things she did was to [[http://www.egscomics.com/comic/2013-09-06 simply enjoy flying again.]]
** Ashley
can't contain his elation]].fly on her own, but she certainly seemed enthusiastic about being carried by a flying Elliot, if the [[http://www.egscomics.com/comic/2015-10-19 huge grin]] is anything to go by.


* More downplayed then most examples, since the guy was dealing with some bullies at the time, but the first time ''Literature/HarryPotter'' gets on a broom, he reacts with shocked amazement, reflecting that it's the first time he's ever been so naturally talented at something. When he later tries to conjure up a happy memory, he remembers the first time he flew on a broomstick. [[spoiler:It wasn't strong enough to repel the Boggart in the form of a Dementor.]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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More downplayed then most examples, since the guy guys was dealing with some bullies at the time, but the first time ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Harry gets on a broom, he reacts with shocked amazement, reflecting that it's the first time he's ever been so naturally talented at something. When he later tries to conjure up a happy memory, he remembers the first time he flew on a broomstick. [[spoiler:It wasn't strong enough to repel the Boggart in the form of a Dementor.]]

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* Trainee witch Rebecka Smith-Rhodes learns to fly in the tale ''Strandpiel'' by Creator/AAPessimal. Her overjoyed reaction to - at last - being allowed on a broomstick is tempered by the instructor sitting behind her who tersely says we aren't up here for sight-seeing, and that was a bloody awful take-off.

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* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Banshee has several failed attempts at harnessing his screaming powers to flight. The first time he flies (rather than fall), he gives out a classic "woo hoo!", which he immediately has to stop - in order to give another scream that will keep him flying.


-->"I wish we'd never learned about any of this! I was much happier being kept in the dark! I...I hope our parents ''do'' kill us now! I...I...I can fly? I CAN FLY!"

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-->"I wish we'd never learned about any of this! I was much happier being kept in the dark! I...I hope our parents ''do'' kill us now! I...I...I can fly? Oh, my God! I CAN FLY!"

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-->"I wish we'd never learned about any of this! I was much happier being kept in the dark! I...I hope our parents ''do'' kill us now! I...I...I can fly? I CAN FLY!"


* When Karolina from ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' finds out she can fly, her shock quickly turns to joy.

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* When Karolina from ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' finds out she can fly, her shock at finding out she's an alien quickly turns to joy.

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* ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'': When E.T. and Elliot go to send the signal to E.T.'s home they go on a bike ride through the woods, until E.T. causes them to go over a cliff at which point they start flying. Elliot is at first yelling for them not to go too high, but soon after relaxes and begins to enjoy himself, culminating in the iconic shot of them flying across the moon, and all of it set to John William's unforgettable score.
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'': While in the book Harry's first flight with Buckbeak is brief and rather unpleasant (Harry much prefers a broom to Hippogryph), the movie makes it into an entire sequence of the two of them flying around, at one point showing Harry spreading his arms as though ''he'' were the one flying.


* Tony Stark in ''Film/IronMan1'' was quite visibly thrilled when he first took up flight with his Mk. 2 armor.

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* Tony Stark in ''Film/IronMan1'' was quite visibly gasping in thrilled ecstasy when he first took up flight with his Mk. 2 armor.


* Near the end of ''Film/TheIronGiant'', the titular robot enables its jet thrusters for the first time to fly away with Hogarth, who is amazed that he can fly.

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* Near the end of ''Film/TheIronGiant'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', the titular robot enables its jet thrusters for the first time to fly away with Hogarth, who is amazed that he can fly.

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