MacGyver: Flying a small plane can be fun. It can also be kind of frightening. Now I've always felt the best way to confront a fear of the ocean is to dive right in. So it seemed like the smart way to deal with the fear of flying light planes was to take a train or a bus. Now it's possible the carburetor froze up in this ice storm I was flying through, but that didn't explain why I wasn't getting a decent throttle response. Nor was there any indication as to why the controls felt they were stuck in cement. It did not look good for the home team.