Wednesday, December 17
Flight 11: The Learning Plateau
By Brady Lane at 5:30 PM
Flight log to date Hours flown: 10.7 | Days since I started: 64 | Cost: $1,803.70
This lesson was very frustrating.
Nothing seemed to work well for me. There was a slight crosswind and the more I tried to correct for it, the worse my landings became.
After six (not-so-great) landings, I was exhausted and ready to call it a day.
Jason assured me that most pilots encounter this "learning plateau" and it's a normal part of the process. He said we made progress today even though it didn't feel that way.
As we were taxiing back to the hangar, I was thankful to have an instructor who knows how to coach in situations like this. I was still frustrated, but at least I knew there was hope.
For those of you who've traveled this "plateau" and made it through, I'd love to hear your thoughts and advice.