Well that’s it. Ground school is done. No more classroom hours to go. We had our last exam debriefs today and now we’re back on study leave to prepare for the final set of Joint Aviation Regulation exams. I’d like to say some more about ground school but I’m not going to spend time on it now. Maybe I will when it’s all over and then I can look back on it from a different point of view.
Too much ground school is bad for anyone, this is the kind of stuff that begins to happen:
It’s been so long since I last wrote, so much has happened. School finals went well, well enough for me to sit the official aviation authority exams. I think the JAR exams went well enough, at least six of them did. The only one I’m not too confident about is Principles of Flight. Results day is a week on Friday – I haven’t thought about it much, there isn’t anything I can do to change what happens now so I might as well enjoy the break and chill.
G-BOAA Concorde Flight Deck
I’m currently in Scotland for the week as part of my two week break from ground school. The Edinburgh air museum has a Concorde and it would be stupid to be so close and not go and see it. It was a spectacular sight, a magnificent piece of engineering. Unfortunately you couldn’t go in the flight deck, the picture is as close as you can get but that’s pretty close. It’s amazing to see the differences between this one and the modern flight decks of today.
Check out that ugly snout.
Talking of things that fly, here’s a fly. Rather ugly if you ask me. I’m only really interested in things that fly because they have two jet engines bolted to them. As you can probably tell, I’m starting to ramble. I’ll do my best to write better in the next phase. I’m glad to see the back of phase one, it was great but it was insanely hard work. It requires a lot of focus and my friends will tell you, I wasn’t always focused!