Weekly Flyday Post IV
Last week's Weekly 'Flyday' Post was about the sad downfall of the Antonov AN-225 airplane. I am still deeply shaken over this heartbreaking event. However, this week I thought I would make mention of the concept of balance for pilots. I have a deeper detailed essay that I am working on regarding this subject based on the experiences I have faced as well as gained knowledge within the past couple years. Sure it is highly important for everyone, but pilots in particular need this essential concept. The essay that I am writing will be published soon.
There are a lot of risks and safety concerns for pilots. I can also say the same for flight attendants and air traffic controllers. Since aviation is a very detail oriented and labor intensive (in other ways) field being in tune is necessary. Flying a plane holds a lot of risk. It is more than just driving a car on the road at 80 miles an hour. Flying a plane is even more than driving let's say 130 miles per hour on Germany's Autobahn. So, the physical capabilities need to be there. With the whole concept of balance that I mentioned also comes inner ear issues. A lot of the body's issues are caused by the brain itself. Again, there will be a paper soon explaining this idea.
Balance, staying focused, and overall body wellbeing is a strong necessity in the aviation industry. Having a body that is in tune with everything -body, mind, and soul- will allow for a safe, easy, and fun flying experience. Sometimes balance is a highly overlooked concept that people sort of brush aside. For the past two years I have realized this is so important. It is not just the near perfect vision that counts, it is really everything.
Aside from being healthy, being balanced is a pure necessity for pilots.
Want to learn more? My essay will come soon, so please stay tuned.
In the meantime here are some previous 'Flyday' posts:
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My name is Jetta, and I am a student pilot currently attending Southern Utah University to become an airline pilot. Join me on my journey from zero to the left seat.