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I have been reading many aviation magazines for a few years now. Every few months or so there are these really encouraging articles that inspire the non-flying public to join the fun.
However, I have always felt that these articles are one sided. They talk about a student-instructor relationship with the perspective of the student only. I can't help but think that many students (or to be students) view this only as a business transaction. The bottom line being... You are paying the instructor to teach you.
I don't know why magazine writers don't stress on students'responsiblities? Why is it that we talk about the instructor teaching and not the student learning? I think there is a lot more a student can do to learn more effectively than what is out in print. I think we need to go to the basics of "how to learn" instead of "how to find the right instructor" or "how to find the best school" or "how to do stalls"....
I guess I have a problem with not seeing one writer out there telling the student to try harder instead of finding faults with everything else other than themselves.... well maybe such things are said/written in the secret society of flight instructors and never let out for fear of turning new students off
Common sense should always come first.
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