I've read about this subject a few times over the years and was wondering if anyone could elaborate on it?
The only ones I specifically remember are paying too much attention to the instruments, and "flying" the plane too much with the trim control.
I've never had the instrument fixation problem; I'm always paying too much attention to the outside view unless I'm specifically practicing something instrument related.
Trim is another matter - a joystick just doesn't give you the fine control and feedback that the real thing does. At least not like what I felt during the few hours I've flown GA with other pilots IRL.
I've been simming pretty heavily for years, and I'm thinking of taking the plunge into real flying - actually the goal has been in my head for years, but justifying the financial side of it has so far never worked out.
I'm a little older, more educated, more experienced, and I'm seeing flying lessons becoming a financial reality within a few years here, and I'm hoping to get a head start on at least trying to "unlearn" any bad habits I've probably picked up.
Any good tips out there?