Hello, i just got aprroved for ATP and got a little nauceas while we were doing the discovery flight i got that because of the steep turns and I didn’t ate or had water before the discovery flight, i’m starting in november do you guys think it will go away because i don’t want to give up on my dream.
Many people struggle with motion sickness in the beginning of their training. Some get over it, others don’t. While I’ve never suffered any issues, I’ve heard the motion sickness bands can help.
I’d also be remiss if I didn’t point out your poor writing skills. Some airlines require pilots to write essays or fill out incident reports to assess your communication skills. While I understand this is just a forum and you may have treated it with minimal importance, if that’s the way you normally write you really need to improve on it.
Yes, Thank You sir, i’m really not good at writing, do you have any suggestions on how to improve my writing skills ?.
I have no idea your educational background but English classes in your school work very well. If you’ve already graduated many community colleges offer classes as well.
There are solutions out there that may help with motion sickness in flying. I think the biggest one is being properly hydrated and making sure to eat some light that way you have something in your stomach. I found a nice little article from AOPA on motion sickness.
You can try the nausea wrist bands that help keep pressure on your wrists, you can buy them at your local pharmacy store or grocery chain store.
Thank you, i will see how it goes on my training, if it is still bad i will get the wrist band.
I’m now a CFI at the KPNE location but when I started my training last summer I had gotten motion sickness my first 3 flights. It was the worst but I started using motion sickness bands and drinking a lot of Gatorade, especially in the summer. I experienced motion sickness during maneuvers. I was able to get over it and never really had problems again. the only other time I got motion sickness was my spin flight at CFI Academy
Staying hydrated, eat something light and using motion bands helped. Only one time as a CFI I didn’t feel great doing maneuvers but it was my fault and I didn’t drink enough that day as it was 95 degrees . I hope this helps!
I had issues with motion sickness as well. Part of it is fueling your body but the other part is just getting your body more used to the sensations it feels in an airplane. The best advice I can give, go fly more. Rent with a CFI and work through the discomfort. I flew 17 hours before starting at ATP just to work through my own motion sickness. It helped though.
Thank you, Jon. Well, I’m starting in November of this year, and I really hope it gets better; if it doesn’t, I will buy the wrist band.
Thank you, Hannah. The thing is that aircraft rentals are a little expensive, and I’m trying to save up as much as I can until I start my training, so I will wait until I start my training, and I also researched that there are some exercises that can help with motion sickness.
It’s your money and I’m not trying to tell you what to do but I get this motion sickness dialed in BEFORE I gave ATP my $100k and started the program.
I couldn’t agree more with Adam. If you start the program and consistently can’t make it through your training flights due to motion sickness, you will fall behind QUICKLY. Best to get it handled now and have things a little tight, then wasting the time and potentially blowing your whole investment in your future.