Thursday, June 26, 2014

Message Number One. Message Number Two. Message Number Three

The messages of flight instructors contain too little information for those who know.  Message number one is "right rudder,'' the reminder that at high power and low speed the left-turning-tendency is strong.  Message number two is "centerline,'' a reminder to keep the craft's path proper.  Then comes "lower the nose,'' reminding the student (or experienced pilot) to prevent a finesse-destroying stall.

Message number one, message number two, message number three. The pilot has heard it all before, and stops listening

Storage requires essence, action, and inaction-induced forgotten messages destroy essence.  How else to explain the glider pilot, trying to thermal at low altitude, and in the end spinning in to a perfectly landable field?

Message number three.


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