@ST0RM, trying to obtain “greasers” straight off the bat, maybe?
Maybe not, but just the same…
I used to ask myself why almost all my students were always so concerned, sometimes to the point of obsession, about landings, and practically not at all about take offs, for example. In fact, most of the flight maneuvers seemed a slightly tense chore to them that it was my job to make more pleasant and elegant, without sweaty hands and white knuckles upon the yoke. But the the chance at a “great” landing was always the reward waiting for them. As someone genuinely interested in my old job, I found this feature curious from a perspective of the psychology of learning as well as the psychology of flying itself. Considering that almost universally, initial pilots often feel they are “finally going home” when they first start flying, it makes sense to me that the sacred and venerated moment to be made more graceful, more perfect, might be (but not limited to) the take off and climb out…
“I held the center line perfectly, rotated at the correct rate, to precisely the right angle to nail VX exactly, without overshooting it, just as I was leaving ground effect, and adjusted my track wonderfully to stay on the extended center line all the way out up to flap retraction height, which incidentally I also did without bobbing up and down, and finished precisely on VY.”
I never heard that once.
The reason for this anomaly, I summarized, is that we are acutely aware in our subconscious of the fact that we are creatures of the surface of the planet, and not of the air. Landing is a relief from a lot of natural stress that we may not be consciously aware of, so we tend to overemphasize its “technique” and “quality” to mask, even from ourselves, a certain degree of very natural apprehension. Overemphasis of one phase can easily be as big a barrier to proper, holistic learning as can neglect of other important areas. There are a lot of things to manage and understand. Yourself, foremost.
Relax, learn everything correctly, where and when it is applicable. You’ll be OK.