Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stunned, what a call to get at 4am.....

I'm lying there in dream land, sleeping deeply when I hear the vibrating of my phone on the table next to, slightly stunned and dazed I answer the phone and its my mom. 
"Your predictions were wrong " she said, "your predictions were wrong, I've got your exam results and your prediction of 3 out of 5 was very wrong, you've pass ALL FIVE !!! "


Stunned not strong enough a word, gob smacked is getting there.
It was probably the hardest study I have ever done, and I was sure I had failed Operational Procedures and very unsure about Meteorology, if you have read this blog before you will know that I only decided very late on to try to do Meteorology at the same time as the others, so to have got a passed it in the circumstances after burning the midnight oil so much and probably being a huge pain in the ass at home.
My results are:

Meteorology 83%
Operational Procedures 85%
AIr Law 78%
Human Performances and Limitations 91%
VFR Communications 100%




I can't quite believe that I have got through 6 out of the 9 Commercial Pilot exams, especially having had to do 5 exams in one day.
There are 3 to go now, Navigation, Flight Planning and Principles of Flight, so its time to book the flights up for the final trip to the UK and just 8 weeks of 5 hours a day of studying to go.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The cycle starts all over again, hopefully for the last time

I'm back in Miami, biting my finger nails to the quick and pacing a little bit. I am not sure why I get myself like this , its silly really as there is nothing to do but wait.
I suspect I will be re-taking a couple from this time which isn't too much of a drama as there are 3 exams to take next time not 5 in one day.
The next subjects include the biggest, broadest and hardest one of the lot : Navigation. Its a subject I actually really enjoy but the calculations are long and drawn out and pretty tricky to get right each time so makes for a serious challenge.
The other subjects this time are Principles of Flight and Flight Planning and Performance, not easy subjects but not as comprehensive Met or Nav.
I am starting to go through all of the subject matter and making notes on the calender as to where I should be by which dates.
But for now its back to a little pacing until those damn results come through so I can figure whether I have to include more study that the 3 subjects already mentioned.

Pointy Pyramids and a windy Nile, back in Africa and a room with a view

The River Nile whilst on descent into Egypt Today was a good day in the air. Up early after a shockingly bad nights' sleep, unfortu...