Hello airline pilot life,
I started the program this past Monday and had my first flight on Wednesday, followed by flights Thursday and Friday. Thursday flight we introduced steep turns which made me a little sick but was manageable but on Friday we took off midday and winds were picking up and this was my first experience with updraft and it completely caught me off guard , so much In fact that I really lost touch with the airplane and started to forget everything ive learned. It was quite embarrassing but for some reason I couldn’t get my anxiety and nervousness under control. This created doubt in me if this is really something I can handle but my instructor informed me we all have bad days. What are some methods to keep calm in the cockpit to avoid these reactions in the future?