My lesson was cancelled today because we’re focusing on solo time to get me ready to do my first short solo cross country. The weather wasn’t ideal, so taking the time off to get my life back in order after the chaos of work lately. I’m also taking a bunch of practice tests as well to prepare for the written.
Though, I recently found this article. It’s been passed around the female pilot groups I belong to on Facebook and forums. It was an interesting read: The Trouble With Bright Girls
While, I’m not completely that way. I know I partly am, especially with math. I hate math and always was bad at it. So long ago, I gave up even trying to multiply without a calculator because I resigned to the fact I’ll never be good at it. Obviously, with flying, I’m trying again to get better at mental math and learning tricks and just practicing it more.
The one wrong thing for me in the article is when it talks about how girls give up easy if something is too hard. Now, I’m a pretty stubborn person. I like a challenge. So I don’t believe it’s true. What I do believe there is a point of “hard” that I will not pass. If something is challenging, but I believe I can get it with work, I’ll work at it. If I believe I won’t get it with work, I think I give up. I’m not sure how it is with others, but I’d love more research on if there is that line for everyone, male or female.
Anyway, I thought it was an interesting read if you wanted to check it out. And even though it doesn’t specifically mention aviation, it is definitely applicable. What did you think about the article?