This morning I went out to do a flight and I wasn’t my usual self. I was just sloppy in the pattern, not hitting my speeds, overshooting the final, radios were sub par.
Backstory. Last week I was doing well, my instructor said we need to keep this momentum and if you can, you’ll be able to do a stage check for your checkride. I was excited now this week comes along and all of what I mentioned above happened. I’m not sure what it is, but it’s times that I have as a student where as I’ll do well then other times it’s just like what’s going on today?
Some factors I believe contributed to this was a bad morning it was an early flight but I couldn’t get a ride to the airport because of Uber (external factor) then the plan I had in my head was to fly at another airport other than the one my instructor chose. And it’s ok I understand that but maybe that’s why I was just unprepared for it along with the storm that was coming in and I’m not trying to make excuses just creating a picture for Clarity.
But my question is how do pilots stay at their A game, do they ever fall off because at this point idk I just feel pooped man but I have in my head that I’m going to get it done but also I’m feeling like maybe this isn’t for me?
But I can fly, I do my maneuvers within standards most times today was just not it, man.
Any advice is well appreciated