I am new to Tesla's and EV's in general. I used to spend a fair amount of time flying propeller aircraft (70's and 80's), mostly in single engine planes. I have a private pilot's license (SEL) with a instrument rating but don't fly anymore. As I have been getting acquainted with my Model X I have discovered a lot of similarities to what I would do in preparing for and flying an airplane and driving a Tesla, all except the flying part of course, versus from an ICE vehicle. These are some of my observations. If you fly or have flown what other aspects of driving a Tesla remind you of flying? With the Tesla if it's short trips where fuel capacity and range does not come into the equation (ie local places I frequent weekly) I just do a simple safety check and walk around and I go to my destination. Don't worry much about pre trip planning. If the trip is longer and range and familiarity are not trivial, I put a great deal of planning into it. I plot my course and include not only charging capabilities but weather en route, alternative destinations (chargers), terrain and times en route. In some cases I even need to figure out how much weight I will be carrying. Have not had the need yet to do a balance calculation. Using the TACC is not unlike using an autopilot with the exception of the speed control piece which is a tradeoff of the elevation capability in aircraft Using the navigation system is not unlike RNAV Weather radar can be acquired with the browser and one of the weather websites Waze sort of takes the place of the Area Control Center without the 'permission piece' The SC takes the place of the FBO When you land at a new airport everyone wants to know your story and a little about your plane. I find that also true of some supercharger sites too, especially if they have not had a chance to pour over a Model X yet. I suspect Roadster owners would get the same attention radially powered aircraft would get if they could charge at superchargers. Tesla's can be a bit quirky just like aircraft, so most owners I know really know their cars well and every little squeak, rattle and glitch that is common. Tesla owners can probably detect issues before Tesla could just by the way they drive and how they sound. There is a affinity or social association of Tesla owners that you also find with aircraft pilots. Tesla owners seem to just 'think' more about what they are doing rather than just driving a car. Obviously pilots do that too or they are not pilots for long.