Help! I have received 40-50 communications so far this year from flight students discouraged with their progress and contemplating quitting.
(See example comments following my learning plateau blog entry.)
What could we do to provide a better support system for aspiring pilots so they know they are not the only ones facing challenges on mastering landings, steep turns, etc?
One method I currently use is to connect frustrated students with others who have recently succeeded in becoming pilots after overcoming obstacles, and are now enjoying the fruits of being aviators. That works well, but requires one-on-one followup.
How can we better support and encourage rank-and-file flight students to weather the bumps through to becoming private pilots, and beyond? Comments? Suggestions? Help! Greg
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