Saturday, August 24, 2019

Training Time

Mike B and I have coordinated schedules and he will be coming to Ocean City for some fly time.  It looks to be an excellent week as far as weather and that means training time.  Oh how I'm looking forward to those foggles...NOT.  
The tentative plan is many many approaches, with and without the Autopilot. Mike is famous or is that infamous for his what if situations and really pouring it on from the fire hose.  I look forward to the challenge and hope to once again earn the moniker of 'the machine'.

I have to honestly spew here for a bit.  Although I passed all the transition training along with a BFR and IPC I still have that hesitation, maybe it is confidence.  I know I can, I just need that confirmation, a validation of sorts, something to make it all feel right like it used to.
I found this clip from Top Gun, on YouTube. As goofy as it sounds, I get it. To quote Viper... 

"The simple fact is you feel responsible and you have a confidence problem. Now I'm not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your ass, Lieutenant. A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what's happened, so he can apply what he's learned." 

So, this week will be hard work, many flight hours and hopefully I'll be back to who I was prior to June 29, 2018. 

I should have some great video and blog posts...Stay Tuned!!


Ann in Cheeseland said...

Not at all the same magnitude, but, I hit a deer in June. I'm still not back to confident, automatic driving. I get it.

Gary said...

Ann O,

I get it, we know we can still drive/fly but there is just that hint of doubt, maybe just a tiny little crack in the armor letting the what if's sneak in.

We'll both be fine and back to normal, ok whatever my normal is, and your driving and my flying will once again be second nature.

Chris said...

Wishing you a tremendous, exhausting, confidence inspiring experience under the goggles, Gary!

Gary said...

Chris, Thanks! It will be a work out.