June 2017 Issue

Addicted To Gadgets?

After years of flying with moving maps and EFBs, I’d gotten addicted to them, and had trouble flying a holding pattern and interpreting steam-gauge needles.

When the curriculum gets around to risk-management topics, one of the hazardous attitudes we learn about in ground school is invulnerability. The thing is this trait isn’t necessarily about feeling as if we ourselves are bulletproof, but rather the notion that bad things happen to people other than ourselves. I have been a victim of this more than once. Don’t worry—no sheet metal was bent.

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