Pilot Rules of Thumb
A good pilot follows many rules and regulations in order to
have a successful career. While some are complicated and specifically related
to planes, others can actually be applied to life.
No matter what you call them, pilot rules of thumb or pilot
mantras, learn the four pilot rules everyone should live by to help your life
1. Fuel Up
If a plane doesn’t have fuel, it cannot take off. Or worse,
if you take off and discover you are low on fuel, then you are in serious
trouble. The same idea applies to life. If you don’t take the time to “fuel up”
on sleep, good food, and mental breaks, you are sure to crash and burn.
2. Have a back-up plan.
Always know your
back-up plan. In the case of pilots, you never know when the weather will get
troublesome. While an aircraft
dispatcher creates a flight plan that includes information about
alternative airports in cases of inclement weather, the pilot must make
themselves aware of Plan B, C, D, and so on. Life will not always go according
to plan, but you can be prepared for whatever life throws at you by having a
3. We all go through rough patches.
Can you say turbulence? It is natural for plane rides to get a little bumpy at times. Just buckle up your seat belt, maintain control of the plane, and the turbulence will end. Unfortunately, life also has turbulence. Just keep a level head, maintain control of the situation by making smart decisions, continue moving forward, and eventually you should be flying smoothly again.
4. Reach for the sky.
The sky is the limit. Whether you are literally flying a
plane or metaphorically moving up in your life, you will never get anywhere if
you don’t take off. You need to take steps to pursue your goal. At Sheffield
School of Aeronautics, we are an aircraft dispatcher school
that helps students receive their FAA aircraft dispatcher license. Our goal is
to help you realize your dreams and literally reach for the sky.