"One of the big differences in flying heavy jets versus flying lighter, smaller aircraft is energy management—always knowing at any part of the flight what the most desirable flight path is, then trying to attain that in an elegant way with the minimum thrust, so that you never are too high or too low or too fast or too slow. I’ve always paid attention to that, and I think that more than anything else helped me." Capt. Sullenberger
I would say, this is excellent advice to those of us flying small airplanes too. As we can see from the picture above, we all start at the same place. What matters is where we end up.