It’s been a week since flying, so I wanted to hop on our computer sim to do a brush up on some landings. But the BF is on a trip (well, he’s actually over nighting in EWR; but it’s less than 11 hours with an early show, so he just stayed at a hotel by the airport) and I have no clue how to turn on the PC.
It must be a pilot thing to make everything include a bunch of steps to turn on because they’re use to it. If I got in an airplane the first time (or a few subsequent times) without an instructor and/or a checklist I would have no clue how to turn it on. That’s how I felt with our computer. I need a checklist. I got him on the phone to explain this complicated process, and then the complicated process to load Flight Simulator X to the right settings.
I do think there are pros and cons to the simulator. I wish the BF was her to talk me through it, but I also realize being close to solo I need to do it alone. I’ve learned I’m very much a pilot who learns a lot by kinesthetics because not being able to feel everything frustrates me so much and confuses me. But the pro to it is that I’m not concentrating on the feelings so have time to logically think about what is happening and putting it to my action in the plane.
I’ll keep using the simulator to help some, but won’t rely on it. It also makes me think about if I continue onto an Instrument rating that I’ll probably just have to do it all in a plane. Then again, the motion simulators might be different?