The POWER to Visualize
and why my 1st Flying Lesson was not REALLY my first!
Well, let me tell you what happened to me back in March 2011, while I was in San Diego. I had my first flying lesson with my favorite single-prop (a cirrus) and even though everything looked exciting, to say the least, when we took off I had the strangest feeling ever…
I felt like I’ve done this hundreds of times! What you should know is, that even though I have never took the pilot’s seat on an airplane before, I have done so many times from the comfort of my home using a Flight Simulator. In fact, I have practiced so many times that the “real thing” felt totally natural to me. Oh, it gets weirder, please read on…
While I was flying over La Jolla, just north of San Diego, 10-15 minutes after taking off, I got so comfortable with the cockpit and everything that, for a fraction of a second, I felt like I was back home doing the simulator thing!
I believe that many pilots will agree that my landing was not the best, but it wouldn’t be as good if it wasn’t for all the hours of virtualisation.
So, if you have a burning desire, my message to you is… Visualize it, visualize it, visualize it (and enjoy my landing :))