Thanks confusedalot for your post.
As far as I can tell, CWE is of a generation that is commonly referred to as hands and feet. Hands and feet really means flying skill and knowledge of the flying world at that time and place.
Exactly, and I chose to fly what I found to be interesting jobs during my career that required attention to airplane handling
( seven years Ag. flying, fifteen years fire bombing and eight years in the air show business. )
Flying is a manual skill that varies from one kind of flying machine to another but the aerodynamics are the same for all of them.
One of he critical phases of flight is the landing and some airplanes require more attention to attitudes than others.
Sure old arplanes and new airplanes will require different handling skills than others, for instance when landing in a strong gusting cross wind which airplane is more difficult to land and stay on the centre line during the latter phases of the landing a Beech 18 or a Boeing 737?
I had no control over when I was born nor do I have any control over getting old and I reached the time when I had to retire so I did.
But I got to thinking about this and decided to see if I could pass the medical to renew my pilots licenses and if I could pass it then I decided I would do some part time sea plane training.
The medical was very in depth and I had to get a whole range of tests done due to my age ( 82 ) and after a couple of weeks of appointments low and behold I passed the medical and now we will see if I can remember how to fly and teach it again.
I'll let you know if I am to senile to remember once I get that so called pilot license abortion renewed.
I posted the piece on judging how to land so that if I can't remember I can print it and take it with me....
.....unless of course goingnowherefast thinks it is all wrong and has no value.