https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/06180752/Lindbergh2.jpg 1208 1600 John Zimmerman https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg John Zimmerman2011-12-16 16:21:512016-02-27 09:48:02The Great Debate: are great pilots born or made?
"Boy, he sure is a great pilot." We've all heard some version of this, usually standing around the airport as someone passes judgment on a fellow aviator. But what makes a "great pilot?" Is it experience and training or just natural ability? Does it have more to do with decision-making or stick and rudder skills? Or do you simply know it when you see it?