Real World Flight Training
“Houston…we have a problem…”
Though it’s always been an issue, today there is an ever-widening chasm between the flight training world and “The Real World.” Why is that?
Simply, because it’s easier. It’s easier to teach rote and memorization. It’s easier to train pilots to a certain “standard,” one that is easily quantified (think: plus or minus 200 feet), easier to avoid all that more messy “human” stuff like decision making and even the individual’s thought process and morals. It’s also easier for instructors who may have little or no experience of their own to train (not teach) and evaluate students in a standardized way.
But just having a “standard” doesn’t necessarily serve the pilot in the “real world,” the one that exists outside the codified, coddled environment of the local flight school, airline training building, or Mega International Safety Training Organizations.
One of the most important things missing from many of these well-intentioned flight training organizations and their way of doing things is this simple question: “WHY?”
The “why” drives everything else which follows. “Why are we teaching this particular thing in this particular way?”
At Real World Flight Training, we are proud to start with that all-important “WHY?” — it’s the central core of everything we teach. But it’s just the beginning. We continue the process of creating better pilots by striving to answer these inevitable, but difficult follow-up questions: “What is really important for pilots to know?” “What are the risks he or she will likely encounter?” “What knowledge prepares pilots to operate complex machinery (and computers) in an ever-more complex system?”
Does your flight training answer these questions? Does it truly serve you, prepare and equip you to operate more safely, efficiently — and wisely — in the unforgiving world outside of flight training? Are you really getting your money’s worth?
When trying to decide what’s important in our flight training we need to have more than questions, though. And that’s where it’s imperative to learn from real world flying experience. Experience creates a clear, pragmatic way of thinking that naturally tailors our flight training. And that’s what makes Real World Flight Training decidedly different.
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