It has occurred to me that, not only do I say some rather unflattering things about the Acme flying school, but such statements may cause those who learned from Acme to feel bad. Trust me, that is not my intent.
I was prompted to write this article because of one applicant with whom I recently flew. It seems that until he flew the tailwheel endorsement course, he suffered from a bad coordination habit and no one thought to correct it.
Written in July, 2019 All of us who fly are indebted to our flight instructors. There are good ones and not so good ones. But they guide their students…
" I’m not always correct, but I do find that I’m often pushing when my students are pulling. "
"let’s not forget that some of us will revert to the actions of a guy who is driving a Soap Box Derby racer."
"Like the Dutch Touch, The Tailwheel Drag is incredibly difficult. But mastery of it will create a pilot who is truly the master of the plane. And isn’t that what we’d all like to be?"
"He chose to put the J-3 Cub up on one wheel and run the length of the runway like that. I’d never seen that before. Then I wondered why everyone couldn’t do that. That was the question."
"In fact, I’m not sure, but I’ll bet that virtually every member of the “Geezer Patrol” belongs to the EAA!"
"What I find fascinating is that those whose opinions I respect seem to be on different sides of this issue."
" in my opinion, approach speed has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the landing (hear that sound? That’s the sound of bags of Cheetos being dropped as the trolls leap to their keyboards)"