Being an engineer (the fictitious in-game type, not the "my best friend is a slide rule and I can recite Pi to thirty decimal places" type,) one of my favourite, completely unnecessary maneuvers is to fly high above an enemy, dismount, and blast at them as I fall, using my [Parachute Cloak] to avoid falling damage. The only issue with this is that my pet won't spawn until I physically hit the ground, and even then I'm looking at about a second and a half before I can control him.
Let me set the scene: I'm flying back to Ruuan Weald from pilfering the etheral's mana cells for my sweet bag of goodies. I'm pretty high up, and think "what the hell, let's see how close I can get to the flight master."
I wait until I'm nearly over him, and dismount. So there I am, plummeting towards the ground like a sumo wrestler dropped out of a cargo plane, when the game starts to stutter. "Oh bugger; it's swapping! Damnit, pull!" I mash my "gadget" macro to activate the parachute. In my panic, I also accidentally hit the button next to it: my pet control macro, which casts Call Pet. Imagine my surprise when Tiddles dutifully answers the call and pops up below me, chasing after me as I sail overhead.
Just when you think you know what you're doing, the game turns around to remind you that you really don't.
You know, I completely missed the flight master, though.