Posted on: 30 October 2019
If you are looking for adventure, you might not have considered taking flying lessons. As well as picking up a new skill, learning to fly a can bring many other benefits to your life. Read on to discover why you should sign up for flight training today.
Improve your spatial awareness
Flying an aircraft requires a lot of spatial awareness. You will need to be aware of your position in the sky, the orientation of your aircraft and the effect that different control inputs are having on your plane. Don't panic! Your instructor will be right by your side to ensure that you have the time and space to develop these skills so you can clearly map out where you are in the sky and where you want to be. You may notice that your increased spatial awareness improves your ability to drive or to play sports.
Make new friends
Taking lessons at a local flight school is a great way to meet new people and to make new friends. Remember, you can't be in the air all of the time, and when you aren't up in the clouds, you can be chatting with other students on the ground. Many flight schools have a social club which has post-flight drinks and events such as family fun days and BBQs during the summer months. At your local flight school, you can make friends for life.
Improve your co-ordination
Flying involves a lot of coordination. For example, you will need to coordinate the movement of your feet on the rudder pedals with the movement of your hand on the yoke or stick which controls the ailerons on each wing. As you progress through the course, you may find that you hand-eye coordination increases as you learn to master the skills to guide the aircraft gracefully through the air.
If learning to fly is anything, it is fun. While sitting on a commercial airliner for hours on end can feel like a bit of a drag, zipping around the skies in a light aircraft can create a real buzz. You will have the opportunity to enjoy controlling a plane and seeing it respond to your inputs on the control column.
If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of taking flying lessons, you should make contact with your local flight school. A member of the school will be happy to discuss the different types of lessons on offer.Share