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Book Review: Why We Sleep

Book Review: Why We Sleep

Sleep Scientist Matthew Walker says it is time to pay better attention to how well we sleep.  I agree. The Cost of Poor Sleep A truck driver is gliding down an interstate highway around 1:00 in the morning.  His brain feels heavy as it is locked into a battle to stay...

Pennies and Pounds

Pennies and Pounds

Sometimes in an effort to save our students money, we end up costing them something far more valuable. Learning to Fly is Expensive On Facebook a while ago I read a thread of instructors debating how much hands-on flying was appropriate for the instructor to perform. ...

Instagram post 17927356426308450 On my 23rd birthday I got the nutty idea to go out and do 23 landings in one flight.  Thankfully, as I near 41, I feel no desire to subject some poor unsuspecting airplane to that again.⠀
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#misspentyouth #gofly #pilotlife #flying #learntofly #landing #cockpitview #touchngo #gettingold

On my 23rd birthday I got the nutty idea to go out and do 23 landings in one flight. Thankfully, as I near 41, I feel no desire to subject some poor unsuspecting airplane to that again.⠀
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#misspentyouth #gofly #pilotlife #flying #learntofly #landing #cockpitview #touchngo #gettingold
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Instagram post 17850717505556736 Unpopular opinion:  I can't wait for fall.  I'm not a fan of the midwest heat and humidity of summer.  It didn't bother me as a kid, but dang.  And small un-airconditioned airplanes are almost not fun in the heat (they *are* still airplanes, though). Bring on the cooler temps and the autumn skies!  I'm ready for more views like this!⠀
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#latergram #issummeroveryet #autumn #gofly #pilotlife #learntofly #flying #piperwarrior #learn2fly #fallfun #airplane #pilotview #cockpitview

Unpopular opinion: I can't wait for fall. I'm not a fan of the midwest heat and humidity of summer. It didn't bother me as a kid, but dang. And small un-airconditioned airplanes are almost not fun in the heat (they *are* still airplanes, though). Bring on the cooler temps and the autumn skies! I'm ready for more views like this!⠀
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#latergram #issummeroveryet #autumn #gofly #pilotlife #learntofly #flying #piperwarrior #learn2fly #fallfun #airplane #pilotview #cockpitview
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Instagram post 18092083486019341 I've been doing a lot of reading lately about how our physical health affects our brain and performance of complex tasks (like flying!) Good sleep habits help us learn faster, remember better, and perform to a higher level.  Exercise improves brain function, memory, processing speed, and psychological health.  All of this sounds like common sense, but I've been totally blown away by how powerful these effects can be!  This has prompted a sleep/diet/exercise experiment for myself.  Let's see what happens!⠀
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#flyfit #flyingfit #pilot #gofly #learn2fly #learntofly #flying #brainhealth #sleep #pilotlife #cognition #flightinstructor #alwayslearning

I've been doing a lot of reading lately about how our physical health affects our brain and performance of complex tasks (like flying!) Good sleep habits help us learn faster, remember better, and perform to a higher level. Exercise improves brain function, memory, processing speed, and psychological health. All of this sounds like common sense, but I've been totally blown away by how powerful these effects can be! This has prompted a sleep/diet/exercise experiment for myself. Let's see what happens!⠀
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#flyfit #flyingfit #pilot #gofly #learn2fly #learntofly #flying #brainhealth #sleep #pilotlife #cognition #flightinstructor #alwayslearning
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Instagram post 17862017158471923 Slow Flight Tip: Look outside to the left of the nose (if you're in the left seat) to keep an eye on the horizon during slow flight and stalls.  Keep the wings level with ailerons and keep the nose from drifting with rudder.  Works like a charm and keeps your eyes outside.⠀
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#learntofly #flighttraining #pilotlife #gofly #piperwarrior #slowflight #MCA #flightinstructor #alwayslearning

Slow Flight Tip: Look outside to the left of the nose (if you're in the left seat) to keep an eye on the horizon during slow flight and stalls. Keep the wings level with ailerons and keep the nose from drifting with rudder. Works like a charm and keeps your eyes outside.⠀
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#learntofly #flighttraining #pilotlife #gofly #piperwarrior #slowflight #MCA #flightinstructor #alwayslearning
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Instagram post 18063300373191366 Keep that head on a swivel!  Looking for traffic... and also wondering why the right yoke's push-to-talk switch is on the left side.  That's weird.⠀
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#seeandavoid #needleinahaystack #gofly #flighttraining #piperwarrior #learntofly #learn2fly #pilotlife  #flightinstructor #flyingsolo

Keep that head on a swivel! Looking for traffic... and also wondering why the right yoke's push-to-talk switch is on the left side. That's weird.⠀
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#seeandavoid #needleinahaystack #gofly #flighttraining #piperwarrior #learntofly #learn2fly #pilotlife #flightinstructor #flyingsolo
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Instagram post 17871095968436338 Pilots have more fun staring at gauges than anyone else I know.  Part of the fun of instrument flight is deriving a rich awareness of your position and path in three-dimensional space all from interpreting a handful of needles pointing at numbers and dots.  Modern avionics make it easier, of course, but going old school is a real art.⠀
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#planeart #pilotlife #IFR #gofly #learntofly #learn2fly #aviation #flying #b&w #instruments #closeup

Pilots have more fun staring at gauges than anyone else I know. Part of the fun of instrument flight is deriving a rich awareness of your position and path in three-dimensional space all from interpreting a handful of needles pointing at numbers and dots. Modern avionics make it easier, of course, but going old school is a real art.⠀
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#planeart #pilotlife #IFR #gofly #learntofly #learn2fly #aviation #flying #b&w #instruments #closeup
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Instagram post 18010931416235815 This just in: The Earth is not flat... but Indiana is!⠀
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#imissmountains #gofly #indiana #flatearth #pilotlife #learn2fly #bigsky #horizon #nomountains #flying #aviation

This just in: The Earth is not flat... but Indiana is!⠀
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#imissmountains #gofly #indiana #flatearth #pilotlife #learn2fly #bigsky #horizon #nomountains #flying #aviation
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Instagram post 17891306356374348 I've wanted to be a pilot for as long as I can remember, yet I still can't believe I get to do this sometimes.  Whatever your goal, remember we all get there one flight at a time.  Now, go after it! ⠀
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#gofly #learntofly #learn2fly #flying #biggoals #dreamjob #wisdomwednesday #wednesdaywisdom #cessna #aviation #dreambig

I've wanted to be a pilot for as long as I can remember, yet I still can't believe I get to do this sometimes. Whatever your goal, remember we all get there one flight at a time. Now, go after it! ⠀
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#gofly #learntofly #learn2fly #flying #biggoals #dreamjob #wisdomwednesday #wednesdaywisdom #cessna #aviation #dreambig
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Instagram post 18078187513072535 Just finished rehanging the photos and airplane geek stuff on my home office wall! #flying #flighttraining #learntofly #aviation #pilot #pilotgeek #homeofficedecor

Just finished rehanging the photos and airplane geek stuff on my home office wall! #flying #flighttraining #learntofly #aviation #pilot #pilotgeek #homeofficedecor ...

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Instagram post 18086436955018080 I love this view.  Never get tired of it. #shortfinal #learntofly #gofly #piperwarrior #pilotlife

I love this view. Never get tired of it. #shortfinal #learntofly #gofly #piperwarrior #pilotlife ...

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