Joining a flight school can be dream come true for many. But in order to meet the pro-pilot standard, you need to toil through the whole learning spectrum. Let’s find out the tips, which can make this journey less demanding for you, and also give you valuable insight into the history of aviation.
Getting mentorship is one approach to get the hang of flying faster. Sometimes, the normal aviation environment puts so many distractions that finding a mentor would make it easier for you to pull off one-to-one learning interaction.
Get used to bad landings
Don’t beat yourself up with for bad landings. Also don’t pound yourself in order to touch the ground. In the long run, the place will touch the base, so you don’t have to try too hard. Master the way where you can fly the plane straight – without human involvement.
Prepare lesson in advance
Preparing your lessons in advance would give you clarity of concepts. Continuously request your instructor to let you know about the next day’s maneuver ahead of time. Study before the training night thoroughly. You can even form study groups for more interactive learning.
Join aviation groups in social media. Attend seminar or conference on this subject- conducted by your school or any outside entity. Put more effort to know other instructors and students.
Listen to tower frequencies (CTAF)
Tuning to CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequencies) will make you aware- what mistakes other pilots are committing on air. The radio communication mode would run a live commentary lesson to alert you about the common blunders.
Immerse into aviation
Read books on Aviation or watch movies like Top Gun. Dig deeper into internet and fish out archived career trajectories of great pilots. A Q&A platform like Quora would make it simpler for you to make direct inquiries on pilot training from the pros.
Learn time savvy hacks
Take a picture of cockpit from your Smartphone and get it printed. Along this line, you’d be able to figure out its layout faster in the practical day. Utilize flow chart of the plane and keep checklist by your side while flying.
Try not to pass up the post-briefing sessions, as they give you the impetus to discuss the areas where you excelled and where you faltered. Also, take plenty of rest before come to a training session.
During the pre-flight mode, always keep your cabin neat. Do you feel nausea while on the sky? Keep the sic sac within reach. The ipad, pen, EB6 or kneeboard should be accessible. All these would make it for a positive learning experience.
Engage in home-study
Start watching YouTube videos where you would see different aspects of pilot training. Take part in online quizzes, mock written tests and MOOC. If you can afford, then purchasing a video training course about on aviation would come handy.
Nobody learns flying a plane within a week. So keep your expectations realistic. However, that doesn’t imply that your objective would be to meeting only the minimum cut-off mark. You must always outperform in order to become a pilot par excellence.