Suburi Training - How to Get the Most Out of a Flight Simulator Created by Rod Machado
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The 1984 movie The Karate Kid revealed a rare pedagogical truth of immense value to flight instructors. The movie centers around Daniel, who volunteers to polish the car and sand the deck of his neighbor Mr. Miyagi (a martial arts master).
Miyagi insists that Daniel use a "wax on, wax off" hand motion to do the job. Daniel eventually tires of the mundane repetitive action and prepares to show Miyagi his "buzz off" technique. Miyagi feels the time is right for a lesson and throws a punch toward Daniel. Daniel effortlessly blocks the punch with an unconscious, reflexive "wax on, wax off" hand movement. It turns out that most repetitive and mundane acts of training are sometimes the most useful ones to learn.