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The uncomplicated and complicated parts of flying

3 May 2021   Learn to Fly

Flying has long captured the interest of people around the world. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to fly, now is an excellent time to pursue a new hobby and maybe turn it into a future career. But do you know what learning to fly includes? Many people aren’t aware of the complicated and uncomplicated parts of flying, so in this article we’ll go through them in detail. 

The less complicated aspects of flying

  • Getting familiar with radio communications and terminology. Pilots use radios as their main form of communication and they also have their own lingo, including specialized terms and abbreviations for various things. If you’re unfamiliar with pilot lingo and you listen to pilots speaking via radio, it may sound like a different language, but you’ll quickly catch on with a little bit of practice.
  • Using the controls in the cockpit. At first glance, it looks confusing when you see all the buttons, switches, panels, and levers. However, mastering the controls will soon feel second nature after completing several flight simulations with a certified instructor. 
  • Confidence and a positive attitude. It sounds obvious, but having confidence and a positive attitude goes a long way for pilots, especially when they need to make quick decisions on their feet. 

The more complicated aspects of flying

  • Dealing with severe or unpredictable weather. From strong winds to heavy rains and whatever else mother nature throws their way, pilots are required to learn aviation meteorology. This is so they’re well-prepared to navigate as safely as possible through difficult weather conditions. 
  • Becoming accustomed to living in a three-dimensional environment. When you drive a car you look left, right, straight ahead, and behind you to check for traffic and obstacles, and to make sure your path is clear. When flying a plane you have to add two more dimensions: up and down. It definitely takes some getting used to checking all directions while flying.
  • Multitasking like a master. Many of us think we’re good at multitasking, but pilots frequently have to engage in five or six tasks at the same time – each one requiring precision. Of course, practice makes perfect, and experienced pilots are often multitasking masters. 

Start your aviation career in NJ today 

Whether you want to become an airline pilot or you’d simply like to take some recreational flying lessons, Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school has everything you need to get started. Now that spring is here and we’re enjoying warmer weather and sunnier skies, it’s the ideal time to learn how to fly! 

For more information about our New Jersey flight school at Monmouth Executive Airport, or if you have any other questions, please contact our team today. Discover why so many people choose to start their aviation career with us.