Feelings are irrelevant when people could get hurt or die. I would want any future instructor of mine to insist I did things correctly above all else, and correctly from a reality standpoint, not PC dogma.Colonel Sanders wrote:Anyways, this lack of fundamental piloting skills is a huge
embarrassment to us in Canada. I get crapped on a lot
because I point it out - which hurts people's feelings - and
I try to do something about it.
It's making me think I should learn how to fly well, then teach the same. I can't be the only one who wants to master the basics before moving on to gizmos (I do like gizmos).
That was painful to watch.Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
Following is how students of today's instructors (and
future airline pilots) fly tailwheel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfy5SRKx ... page#t=139
Oh. My. God. As far as I can tell, he hates that Maule.
He has no idea what adverse yaw is. He has no idea
what the rudder pedals are for. Because his instructor
I think the FAA is doing the right thing. It takes at least a thousand hours of practice to get competent at anything in life. It's a universal truth, regardless of if it's woodworking, playing an instrument, programming, learning a language, or, dare I say, piloting a plane.The FAA is not happy with this. After this latest spate
of accidents, they went bananas and insisted that everyone
up front in part 121 must have an ATP, which includes
1500 real hours in an aircraft, and a whole bunch of new
requirements, which are now in effect (Aug 1st).
The FAA is going exactly opposite to the rest of the world
in this respect. Everywhere else, people are trying to
get kids with 200TT into the right seats of Boeings. This
is not working terribly well in the Orient.