Some pilots will make an emergency out of a bad brake check. Others, upon losing a wing, will ask for a lower altitude.
Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death I Shall Fear No Evil For I Am 80,000 Feet and Climbing. – Sign over the entrance to the SR-71 operating location on Kadena.
If an airplane is still in one piece, don’t cheat on it; Ride the bastard down. – Ernest K. Gann
If you’re faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible. – Bob Hoover
I’m trying to get more comfortable inverted. I’m so new to aerobatics that just a minute of inverted flight, straight-n-level with the gentlest of turns, is challenging. To maintain coordinated flight, the aileron and rudder inputs are opposite each other. Flying normal-side-up, pilots instinctively use left aileron with left rudder to make a coordinated left turn. All that goes out the window (canopy?) inverted. Awesome.
Eventually, being comfortable with negative-G will be an advantage. I’m not very good at it yet. (I already know I need to get more stick-forward authority from my elevator trim system, so I don’t have to push so hard.)
Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man…landing is the first!
Experience is the knowledge that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.