Since I am supposed to fly at least some members of my family to Florida in a week, and since the last time I've actually flown an airplane was last August, I thought it might be a good idea to spend some time flying with an instructor. Flying an airplane is very much like riding a bicycle. Except that it's a longer fall to the pavement. Still, having an instructor along occasionally to criticize you while you fly is not only the law, it is also a good idea. It keeps the instructors amused, and it's great for deflating the typical pilot ego. Deflating the typical instructor ego is a bit more difficult, but fortunately isn't my problem.