A newly released and thought provoking paper from award-winning Master Flight Instructor Rich Stowell identifying the first principles of light airplane flying. Nine principles are offered, divided into the three categories: Mindset, Motion, and Mechanics.
This paper is dedicated to pilots who,
Are motivated to fly by the prospects of autonomy, mastery and purpose;
Have a growth mindset, no matter their level of experience;
Aspire to improve their skills with better tips, tricks, and techniques;
Want deeper knowledge; to understand better, teach better, fly better.
The paper explores the principles vis-à-vis familiar concepts that stem from them, as well as examples of the principles applied during training. Connections between the principles and representative examples of training content and activities are illustrated as well.
Additionally, examples of the progression from the rote level of learning to the correlation level are presented within the framework of the nine principles.