X/C navigation training - straight line or follow the road?
Had a conversation with a very high time instructor recently, who told me that it was blasphemy to teach up-and-coming CPL students to follow features to get to their destination, and they must always attempt to fly the shortest distance between 2 points.
Well the more I think about it, the more I reckon that that is a damn foolish doctrine particularly when the weather starts to play up. As I see it, I'd rather see my students minimize the risk of getting lost even if it means they burn more gas ...
I would appreciate any of your comments on this.