As a new member of poa I have been spending a lot of time reading posts. I do enjoy reading about some mistakes people have made over the years. Reading about pilot error can can range from scary to humorous, but almost always is a learning experience. My question is what is the biggest bonehead move you have ever made? Was it something pretty silly? Was something that is a real teachable moment? In less then 150 hours I had a few fun things but fortunately nothing dangerous. Probably the stupidest thing I ever did was the first time I sat in the left seat. I was at KDAB at a flight school for my ppl. My instructor, Finnish and not fond of Americans, was under the false assUmption that I read a book that was never sent to me from the program. He shows me around the preflight, we get into the C152.. Asks me about handling the radios (something I never did). Got upset that I didnt know about it. And told me how to start the plane and apply the brakes. Tells me that he will handle the radios and I will be in charge of taxiing. He get clearance from ground control and tells me to pull out and turn right to head for the taxiway..So I push in the throttle a bit, plane lurches foraward and I naturally turn the wheel to the right.. fortunately the CFI jammed on the brakes before we hit another plane. Probably one of the silliest things I have every done.