JulieZheng, chinese pilot, first chinese solo pilot around the world, pilot womanAmerican Flyers published their interview with me about my around-the-world flight in “Pilot’s Digest.” I incorporate American Flyers’ approach to training with my own students, focusing on deep understanding of “ground” knowledge and developing aeronautical decision-making skills. A pilot’s judgment correlates directly with safety and proficiency. Of course “stick and rudder” skills matter, but you need to train your brain if you really want to be a “great” pilot.