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Understanding Wx

Does anyone actually understand weather? So as I wind down from another bout of exams, I begin to see textbook theories whirl into life with especially MET (Meteorology). When I went home a couple months ago the weather was stunningly hot, so hot it was almost like a blocking high pressure system was sitting over… Continue reading Understanding Wx

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Ground school time

It's been a while since I’ve posted but for good reason since starting ground school. I’ve run down so many pens I’ve lost count, cut down so many trees for paper and sucked out energy from my iPad faster than my 8 year old mobile phone, and have since lost track of time. What is… Continue reading Ground school time

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Reminiscing on interviews on assessment day

I remember this one, the group and one to one interviews for a couple of reasons.   I remember the group interview because on the day of my assessment, the 12 of us struck up a decent rapport seeing that we were 12 strangers stuck in a room together (OK, we moved into three different… Continue reading Reminiscing on interviews on assessment day

Travel stories (physical)

Ode to mountains (Poem)

 'You're not my first, you're not my last, but when I look up, I love and gasp. Standing in shadow in awe of you, my heart has flown, my legs turn glue. Colluding with the changing skies, you bellow down and call to me. With all the differing landscape styles, I wonder what today will be.… Continue reading Ode to mountains (Poem)

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PILAPT – which hardware? (Part 2)

Now that you have chosen your PILAPT software (click here for the post: PILAPT - which software), you are now ready for the hardware, that is the joystick and keypad.  Most if not all schools with PILAPT assessments will recommend that you (at least) buy a joystick because this will be part of how they… Continue reading PILAPT – which hardware? (Part 2)

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PILAPT – which software? (Part 1)

Software (overview) As every wannabe (professional) pilot trying to enter into an integrated course with entrance exams will know, pilot aptitude tests (PILAPT) are a necessary evil and are akin to the psychometric tests in the office based world.  If you search online you will come across several companies offering to sell you their scientifically… Continue reading PILAPT – which software? (Part 1)

Mental travel stories

Understanding weaknesses

If you had asked me five years ago I would have told you that I was so afraid of heights that I couldn't even stand calmly riding up a department store elevator, and I live in Scotland, how high really are our department stores? But I felt the serious jitters as I fought hard to… Continue reading Understanding weaknesses

Mental travel stories

Customer service?

What is customer service, and does it actually matter in today's society? Disgusted, as I'm left being stared at by a young teller at a well known conglomerate, self described as a department store. Only staring waiting for me to withdraw my credit card from the machine, something I couldn't do because I was too… Continue reading Customer service?

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Preflight (CTC) take off checks (Part 3)

13 January 2017: Waking up the next morning feeling like I had been sat on by an A380 (Airbus), I hauled myself out of bed.  I had no choice, check out had to be complete by 10am and I had thirty minutes left. I threw my backpack into the luggage storage, made a short hop… Continue reading Preflight (CTC) take off checks (Part 3)