Flying by the seat of your pants

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Flying by the seat of your pants : Phrases


To do something without planning, to change course midstream, to figure things out as you go.


Most stock investors don't make educated decisions, they're just
flying by the seat of their pants.


Before airplanes had sophisticated instruments and flight control systems, and even today, planes are piloted by feel. Pilots can feel the reactions of the plane in response to their actions at the controls.

Being the largest point of contact between pilot and plane, most of the feel or feedback comes through the seat of the pants.

If you are
flying by the seat of your pants your are responding to the feedback received.

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