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Explain how you responded to a problem and/or an unfamiliar situation. What did you do, what was the outcome, and what did you learn from the experience? (maximum 200 words)
Silence. That is the noise that I heard when my flight instructor decided to cut the engine mid-flight during what I thought to be a normal training session. He then proceeded to show me the different actions and procedures I had to follow to restart the engine and land as fast as possible. Being transfixed by nerves and stress knowing that I had to land a plane with an engine failure safely, I remembered only a tenth of what he was explaining to me. When my turn came, I froze and executed in a completely wrong way the procedure. He showed me once more, and I was able to execute the procedure properly. Back on the ground, we had a debrief of the flight. He then asked me why I didn't ask him for help the first time? I realized at that point, that asking for help, to your instructor or to anyone in a critical situation was always better than not saying anything. Furthermore, I realized that when I persevered to understand something when I didn't, such as an engine failure procedure, lead to me having more knowledge and becoming a safer and better pilot.