How to Fly an Airplane

Learning to fly an airplane is not easy. It is also incredibly rewarding.

Flying is a trade where the rule is life-long learning, hence the title of this site.

What makes flying difficult? True, in the pilot’s seat there are many things going on at once. There is a lot of theory and technique to learn.

But perhaps the main reason is that you can’t see air, at least most of the time. The pilot has to infer the flight path of the airplane from visual cues. And not just still-life photos  –  to see where the airplane is going you need a video.

How does a pilot deal with this and other difficulties?

The good new is that flying is an apprenticeship trade, and knowledge is still being passed down.