Pegasus and Inspiration
C172 — N821SD — North Perry Hollywood, FL — T&Go's, Go-Arounds, Gusty Winds, 7 Landings — 0.7 hrs
According to legend, everywhere the winged horse struck his hoof to the earth, an inspiring spring burst forth, and in modern times has provided symbol of inspiration. (wiki)
Another 7 Landings, and I seem to be no closer to the long coveted Solo, yet my time in Hollywood FL. is running out fast. Gotta get back to Italy and the wife.
Then I got inspired.
See, I'm not coming back to this school no matter what, so I'm done soon either way. So I might as well sit back and enjoy the ride, regardless. I know I know how to fly a plane, and no one can take that from me. And if this school won't Solo me, then another school will. People are people, and each have their point of view and expectations of how life and others around them should be. So be it, and to each his own. Let him obsess over the Trim and perfection throughout the pattern. I have no major disagreement anyway---just wanna Solo before I go, if at all possible.
Fuck 'em, I say.
So I started to worry about the Solo and asinine instructor less, and enjoy the flying more.
Makes a big difference too, as soon I shed the stress of perfection and was able to fly as the instructor expected (right or wrong).