The contradiction in your mind is resolved readily if you recall that that consitution doesn't "grant" any rights to the people at all, as the people are innate posessors of all rights. The constitution is structured to place limits on the government, not the people. In fact, a major argument at the time against the "Bill of Rights" was that people would intepret it as an exhaustive list.
The important things to remember, are
1) No matter how big your plane is, it's tiny in comparison to the air;
2) There is a mind-blowingly huge amount of energy in the atmosphere, especially around thunderstorms and changes in the land. It can be beneficial (see gliders and updrafts) or detrimental (low level wind shear & downdrafts), and you must pay constant attention to it.
"Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world." - The Beach Boys