Flying a plane: Its amazing effects on a person’s mind

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Ask any pilot out there and they’ll swear that flying a plane is the adventure of a lifetime.  All those years learning and obtaining the requirements for flying are more than worth it.  For commercial airline and business pilots, the pay is more than substantial.  For pilots who’ve taken up flying as a hobby, the thrill of flying is enough.

As if all the perks of flying weren’t enough, recently, studies have shown another incomparable benefit to this endeavor.  Apparently, flying also provides great mental health benefits for the pilot.  Here are a few of them.

Neural function improvement and better focus

Flying a plane and driving a car have a lot of differences.  One of these is that if one drives a car long enough, the actions become second nature and muscle memory guides the driver through the process.  This isn’t the case in flying.  There are too many actions for the body to remember and a lot more conditions to consider, which is why flying requires a greater deal of focus.

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Heightened ability to multitask

In conjunction with better focus, a pilot develops the ability to multitask with much more efficiency and with higher quality of output.  While the number of tasks a person can do well is still limited, a pilot learns to improve how he does them as he contends with and reacts to signs and symbols all over the cockpit that serve as stimuli.

Scott Beale has led various aviation firms in attaining growth in revenues with his competencies in strategic and tactical planning, account development and acquisition, government contract and management, sales team training and supervision, and financial reporting.  More reads on aviation here.

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