Watch Your Step(down) »

Most pilots I know are lazy. Writing as one who has spent most of his career flying airplanes, that's meant to be a compliment. The lazy pilot tends to accomplish the least work necessary in order to achieve the intended goal. This usually improves workload management and provides a greater reserve of attention. However, sometimes laziness can get you into trouble, such as in determining when to intercept and track a glidepath. More

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