Busy, Busy, Busy
If you look at the dates of the posts in this blog, it has been a while since I've posted anything. Why? Because I've been busy, busy, busy! Simply put, I've been flying almost every day. The downside of this is I haven't been as attentive here as I should be. The upside is my proficiency as an instructor and pilot has improved greatly. I am now able to demonstrate things that I would not have been able to do well 9 months ago. When I am flying, I am seeing errors that I would have missed in times past. I think this is a lesson for other pilots. To get better, you have to fly and apply your skills! This makes a difference at every level of pilot. If you are a student pilot, you need to plan to fly at least three days a week. If you are a private pilot, no less than one every two weeks. If you are an instrument pilot, you can't just do the FAA's minimum instrument work every six months if you want to stay proficient. It is often said that you can be legal but not proficient. I wholeheartedly agree...so work for proficiency so you are a safe and effective pilot.