The First Flight
The first flight for every student pilot is typically a blur – a sequence of brief but very intense sensations, including:
• The rush of the first take off, which is performed by the instructor.
• The white-knuckled, sweaty grip on the yoke while trying to keep the plane flying straight for a couple of minutes, after the instructor gives the standard “anybody that can drive a car can do this” speech.
• Acute motion sickness, as the instructor returns for the landing and performs a sickness-inducing maneuver, called the “side slip”, where it looks like the runway is coming through the side window.
For those who are new to the world of embedded programming, this first chapter will be no different.
Every flight ...