A valuable lesson as a new guy
Posted 25 September 2012 - 14:28
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 16:57
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:18
Just a pilot (retired, so I have a LOT of time)...
Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:21
When you get into flying for a career, the stress doesn't stop; however, you just have to learn how to deal with it. In regard to personal stress at home, going to work and flying is a great release for me! Know yourself and stay safe out there!
Posted 17 October 2012 - 16:29
Posted 17 October 2012 - 19:31
So I called off the flight after two patterns.
Recognizing when things aren't going according to plan, and reconsidering your original plan, is an ADM win.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:15
It's hard for a lot of people (myself included) to be completely objective about your readiness to fly when we tend to have motivated, success-oriented personalities. To walk into the ready room and say "I can't fly today 'cuz I'm really bummed out about...blah, blah, blah" often feels like that proverbial weakness that we often strive to overcome. But, as you found out, that doens't always work.
This pressure is greatest when you get to your first unit (military) or land your first job. As the new person, you always want to impress everyone with your abilities and work ethic. Bagging flights for this reason or that may seem next to impossible, especially when your reasons are personal and you may not want to discuss them with anyone. But you know yourself and have to make the right call. I've found that instead of people looking down on you for bagging a flight, they're more likely to respect and trust the judgement that you demonstrate.
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