CoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
Other than career goals such as getting promotions and more preferable routes, do commercial pilots have personal goals, such as making their flights better each time. I hear they review a type of flight data recorder periodically--how would a pilot express his or her long-term personal goals?
FlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
Quoting CoolGuy (Thread starter): do commercial pilots have personal goals, such as making their flights better each time.
Yes, in my case, I'm always trying to fly the perfect flight. I haven't done it yet and some flights have been very good or even excellent, but I'm always trying to be perfect. My spectrum of what's included to reach that goal is very broad and probably too long to try to list here.
In my opinion, flying is still as much art as science and experience plays a role in each. So part of the challenge (to reach perfection) is the proper level and application of each.