- Jun 10, 2021
- Virginia Beach, VA
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Again, I disagree. For an experienced pilot, flying doesn't take much effort by itself.
Let's see, you are driving a 4000 pound vehicle, within 3 feet of several other 4000 pound vehicles at 70+ MPH, while half the drivers are not paying attention. Yeap, that doesn't take any effort to do so safely.
I agree, I think the goal is to make basic aircraft control & decision-making as comfortable & automatic as driving is for most people (feel that slight sink in your butt on final? Bump the power without thinking).
At the very height of my flying proficiency, there was no real difference between the two. I wore that L-19 & my Ford Mustang back home in the States like gloves. The rest of my flying career has been a quest to feel that comfortable & autonomous again in a plane.
Unfortunately, some people never get the hang of either flying or driving.