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    tl;dr author flies a small airplane and draws similarities between that and programming because 1. knowing about how something actually works helps you when it doesn’t work 2. it’s important to have a lot of overlapping sensor data so you know if one of them is bust

    finally, the author claims that when you do something it often helps you improve at other things

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      Becoming a pilot seems unrelated to being a programmer, yet there are surprising overlaps between the two fields.

      I think operating big complicated machines in general probably share a lot in common.