whywhyzee wrote:1st thing, you are different...everyone is! Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, don't focus on how some may be better than you at some things, because on the other side of that coin, you are most certainly better at others. Consider your own progression, any improvement is always a plus.
Secondly, don't get overly caught up in manouevers tolerances, fly the plane, you know how to do that evidently, look at it from a big picture perspective. That will help you avoid getting fixated. You want to be competent on demand, not perfect once. This is especially the case when it comes to aircraft handling.
Finally, you mentionned landing, I always found that landing was best described as a feeling, you judge the aircraft energy state by feeling how it is 'flying' - i.e. are you dragging it in vs coming in hot and high. You want to keep it stabilized for the entirety of the approach, flying positively, but not with too much energy. When you get close to the runway, gradually transition to looking to the end of the runway, don't look right infront of you. The nose will go where your eyes go, so point your eyes on the horizon at the end of the runway, and you will nail the flair and most importantly, keep the longitudinal axis aligned with the centerline.
Beat of luck!
GatorClark wrote:Your first mistake is comparing yourself to other students.. Every student learns at their own pace and in their own way. Relax, remember what you've been taught. I'm sure you have a good instructor.. When you're in that cockpit, don't worry about how everyone else is doing or how fast they are progressing.. Nobody else is there to fly that plane but you so what could does worrying about them do. If you were a pilot for Delta, worrying about how good the pilot of the United plane in front of you is isn't going to help you in the least. Also don't overthink it. Remember why you wanted to get your pilot's license in the first place. Because flying is something you WANTED to do right? Something you enjoy? Well sit back, have fun, and FLY THE PLANE! We all have confidence that you can do it..
wjcandee wrote:I have to say that I clicked on this thread concerned about what kind of snarky obnoxious drivel would be thrown at the OP. I couldn't be more delighted than to read the two positive, helpful posts above, which I wholeheartedly-endorse.
Learning to fly is not a competition, it's the acquisition of a skill, one that you will/should improve during every flight you make. It's great that you're focused on how to get better -- the best pilots do that until the last day that they fly. And the best love doing it every day that they fly. Good luck to you. You're learning to do something that a relatively-small portion of the population know how to do!
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