Tuesday, 7 October 2008

I am a phenomenon!

Neill says he's never known a student as odd as me: I fly better when it is rough than when it is smooth. My landings with cross-winds are better than in still air. He has asked other instructors if they have ever come across a phenomenon like me: I am great when it is hard and crap when it is easy.

Might it be because I am used to leaning against the wind (gauging when it will drop me and anticipating releasing pressure) when riding my motorbike, or is it, more likely, because I feel that a bad landing in rough weather can be more easily forgiven and this takes the pressure off me...and means I fly better?

Probably the latter. So, the best way to cope with this landing business has to be to care less about it. Just enjoy flying.

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