We received a question from a potential student on how to make flight training enjoyable. Here are some of the key takeaways from our research and discussions with our instructors:
Too long to read? Here are the key points:
- Develop adequate theory
- Train with a good instructor
- Give and receive feedback
- Choose the best aircraft
- Fly regularly
1. Develop adequate theory
It is important that you develop adequate theory on what your flight training exercises will be. For example, if your lesson is about taxiing, you must immerse yourself in rich multimedia that will help you develop an idea of what the lesson entails. Luckily, you do not have to look elsewhere: our online flight school has both videos, text, multimedia and tips on how to get the most in your flying lessons. The best of it all is that it is free to all our students who have paid their ground school course fees.
2. Train with a good instructor
The first step is to get a good instructor and work out a one-on-one package that suits your learning style. Never settle for a universal package! We all learn differently and a one-size-fits-all approach is dangerous in the aviation world.
3. Give and receive feedback
Training with a good instructor is not enough: you must give feedback so that your instructor knows which areas where you think you are struggling. Equally important is that you must be willing to receive and act on feedback from your instructor or even fellow students.
4. Choose the best aircraft
Avoid the stress of flight cancellations due to unavailable aircraft often due to breakdowns or schedule conflicts. At Eastrise, we have an online flight booking system that helps us to schedule flights for our students. As a student, you have free access to this site.
5. Fly regularly
Reinforce key learning takeaways by flying regularly. Learning to fly requires that you reinforce what you have learned by positively progressing from simple to complex tasks. Our instructors recommend flying at least 3 times a week.