True Grit. That’s what you need to succeed as a helicopter pilot. As you struggle with the books, massive amounts of new information, work, and personal time while wondering if you can do this helicopter pilot thing, thinking, “I can’t keep up… The others seem to be doing this so much more easily…I am just not as smart or skilled.”
READ AND REMEMBER THIS: Its not about IQ, good looks, or the fact that you just don’t have that “Swagger”. Its about GRIT. If you don’t believe us, you may want to read what a leading scientist and educator, Angela Duckworth, has to say about grit and success.
“I started studying kids and adults in all kinds of super challenging settings, and in every study my question was, who is successful here and why? My research team and I went to West Point Military Academy……. We partnered with private companies, asking, which of these salespeople is going to keep their jobs? And who’s going to earn the most money? In all those very different contexts, one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success. And it wasn’t social intelligence. It wasn’t good looks, physical health, and it wasn’t I.Q. It was grit……Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” – Angela Duckworth, MA, PhD, Psychology, Univ. of Penn.; MSc with distinction, Neuroscience, Univ of Oxford; AB magna cum laude in Advanced Studies Neurobiology, Harvard College.
- Angela Duckworth, Curriculum Vitae
- Full transcript and video of Angela Duckworth on TED Talks
- Four Talks about Labor and Work and sticking to your goals
Employing Multiple Learning Strategies for Different Types of Students
Recognizing the challenges flight students face as well as the fact that each student has a different learning style, Guidance Aviation has recently launched an entire collection of high definition helicopter flight training videos to be used in conjunction with our advanced simulators and one on one instruction. We’ve integrated multiple learning strategies including video and audio. By receiving your ground training through high-tech simulation and the best teaching techniques available, you can maximize your flight training time and dollars. Check out FCRT – Flight Cost Reduction Training.
All of these instructional videos are accessible 24/7 by students through the “MY GA” web portal and via Guidance Aviation’s Mobile APP for iOS and Droid devices.