“Weather Flying, Fifth Edition (Aviation)” – by Robert Buck

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Proficiency is a matter of practice…
with occasional hand-flying and 6-month simulator checks the only way we can stay sharp…
including personal technically advanced aircraft! With today’s ultra-long haul airline flights having multiple crews for rest regulations, just staying legal with landing currency is a big problem; trips to the simulator just to make three take offs and landings for maintaining currency are not uncommon.

Proficiency is related to practise..but the reality is that some crew may only meet the landing currency and with occasional hand-flying experience

… to prioritize what’s important and what we can put aside for later, or maybe throw out altogether. This is not knowledge that can be simply taught; it comes from good instruction, practice, and experience.

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