As small planes become more and more popular, Colorado flight schools receive emails and requests for information from potential applicants which contain wild inaccuracies and misconceptions. Partially due to the popularity of the TV series and documentaries focusing on flying, partially due to the internet (the preferred breeding place of various myths), many people believe that flying is something very easy that anyone can do.
These are the top three myths debunked:
- Auto-Pilots Do All the Job. Automatic pilots are indeed helpful, but, even on large commercial aircrafts, they do not replace a skilled, experienced and trained pilot with exceptional reflexes. On another note, small private planes do not feature a sophisticated automatic pilot, as you see in movies.
- Flew One Plane, Flew Them All. Have you ever borrowed a friend’s car and had to spend a few minutes getting familiar with the displays and buttons on the board? Planes are hundredfold more complicated than cars. For this reason, you should learn how to fly the exact class of plane you plan on buying.
- Ground Classes Are Boring And Useless. Actually, ground classes are very valuable and may save your life one day. All the flight school Colorado has take great care in offering their students the theoretical knowledge they need in order to stay in control of their plane in any situation.