Life Lessons From Flight School

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


"Did you learn anything useful in the real world at Parks?"

Yes.

Important flight lessons for the real world:

  1. Learn from other's mistakes, you do not have time to make them all yourself.
  2. Federal Air Regulations are written on tombstones. Your job is to follow, not write regulations.
  3. The pilot in command is the final authority for the safe operation of this aircraft. (this now applies to my car.)
  4. Some pilots have 500 hours. Some have one hour 500 times.
  5. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  6. Oh and zero are not the same.
  7. You need six hours for flight VII. The Cessna 310 is $120 an hour. The first lesson: never repeat a lesson. 

A very special lesson I should have learned in school but didn't.

You can do everything perfectly and still end up screwed up. - Eric Fiore.