Pilots carry the onus of the safety of their passengers as well as the integrity of the aircraft company on their shoulders. Hence, it is important to follow safety guidelines so you can fly your plane better.
Here are a few tips for pilots to hone their flying skills, keep their planes in better conditions, and be equipped to deal with any unforeseen situations.
1) Maintain optimum speed:
You need to be careful about your speed, especially when flying at low altitudes, as stall and spin accidents can be fatal. You are prone to stalling at any speed, but the chances are 41% greater when the bank is increased to 60 degrees.
2) VFR flight in low visibility is a big NO:
Avoid VFR flight mode, especially when visibility levels are low. This is important to prevent fatal accidents due to disorientation in space and lack of control while flying onto the land.
3) Take note when unusual noises come from your plane:
Weird noises can emanate from your engine due to a power plant system or component failures. This can be fatal. But even when your engine is failing, or a component is missing, keep flying the plane.
4) Maintenance is key:
Always maintain your airplane as well as your skillset. Enroll yourself in add-on courses and also do proper upkeep of your plane. Be in touch with your mechanic to monitor the plane’s condition and get it inspected by a qualified person before flying it.
5) Don’t fly when in doubt:
When there’s mental pressure and any margin of doubt, stay on the ground as it’s better than making wrong decisions while on a flight to cause a mishap. Manage your risks and be sure about the working condition of the aircraft; otherwise, just don’t fly.
So, these are the five tips that you can use to become a better pilot. Hone your skills and become the best at what you do.