The overall purpose of primary and intermediate flight training
is the acquisition and honing of basic airmanship skills. Airmanship can be defined as a sound acquaintance with the principles of flight. The ability to operate an airplane with competence and precision both on the ground and in the air, and the exercise of sound judgment that results in optimal operational safety and efficiency. One of the interesting aspects of special interest magazines like Flight Training is that, whether it’s hotrods, scuba diving, racing widgets or airplanes, for every reader who is hard core and actively involved, there are generally many more who are reading and watching, but not actually doing. Is that you? If so, you’re definitely not alone. So, what’s holding you back?