by Asim Jalis
Here's something I read which was interesting. Beginner pilots
grip the controls too tight. Also they try to over-control the
plane. They react to everything.
More experienced pilots hold their controls loosely. They go with
the flow. If the wind buffets the plane they let it. They focus
instead on the trend. As the plane veers off the course they try
to control it so that it's movements acquire a trend of moving
back on course.
Over-control is jarring and not-smooth.
It is like the authoritarian government or parent or manager that
tries to force compliance with complex rules that no one can
really follow. Instead the good manager establishes good trends
and discourages bad trends.
Focus on the trends, on momentum, on the velocity, instead of
on the absolute position.