But we were able to land where we wanted to, Montreal Canada.
I'm a bit disappointed as we are not allowed to take photos of our training going on in the simulator etc at the College for some reason so I'm not able to post photos of what I am doing. Those who know me will know how much thats killing me.
James, the other chap on my course is more experienced than me in flying larger jets as he has been on a South African Airline for the passed few years flying CRJ's so a lot of this is intuitive to him but he's providing me with a lot of support and is a really nice guy too. We are going to be spending a lot of time together doing the sim work and he's a good guy to be spending it with.
Right now as I sit here I am on a day off as Friday here is like a Sunday back home and no-one works, so I'm heavily in the books prepping for the ground school exam towards the end of next week.
Aside from the books and the simulator I took a few hours out at the end of the day the other day and went to the Emirates Mall. Wow.
Ok so picture it.
In the desert in Dubai, its pushing 46 degrees C in the daytime, you go into the mall and there is lovely air conditioning and then right in front of you is a Ski slope !!!
With Actual snow. Much like the snow dome in Birmingham or up in Glasgow. From boiling hot to snow in 50 paces. Its so surreal that its hard to get your head around.
I have rather a ropey picture but you can see what I mean.
|The Indoor snow dome in Dubai|
- I miss my wife
- I can't believe that there will end up being another election
- I can't believe that I predicted there would be a hung parliament
- It's a week since I left home, in some respects I feel like I've been here for months
- I miss my wife