Today was the end of the ground school section of this course. The course is made up of ground school for nearly 2 weeks and then there is 2 weeks of simulator training.
(Although we have started some of the simulator training already)
So to celebrate the end of the ground school portion of the course we had an exam to test that we weren't asleep during the classroom time we have attended and that we have learnt what we have been taught. The subject matter has covered the entire systems of working of this aircraft the Global Express XRS.
So this includes the Electrical systems, Hydraulics, mechanical, jet engines, fuel systems, bleed air, air conditioning, ice protection and then all of the flying procedures including ,emergencies, navigation, performance and limitations.
Quite a lot to squeeze into a few weeks and the hours have been long and that doesn't include the weeks I did at home before I came out to try to get a base understanding before getting here.
Well I am pretty pleased that the work has paid off as we had our ground school exam today and I managed to pass it with 92% and will be cracking on with the rest of the course.
For the time being we have been given a few days off in between the sections of the course and will be meeting our new 'Flying' instructor on Monday who we will be flying with each day for the next two weeks before our final flight test, which by all accounts will be a pretty arduous affair.
For the moment though its time to take a break for 24 hours, relax and let the brain reset and prepare for the next section.
Thoughts for the day:
- I am glad I managed to pass the exam today, I don't like exams
- Its been great to be able to FaceTime my wife each day now due to finding out why the internet gods weren't allowing us to before
- I am going to treat myself to something nice for dinner tonight
- Well as I write this I am sitting in an Irish Pub eating a curry
- I really hope Bangladesh beat India to get into the final of the Champions Trophy
- If Bangladesh don't beat India I won't be taking a taxi tomorrow as most of the taxi drivers here are from Bangladesh
- I miss Naomi
- The more I learn about this airplane the more I can't wait to fly it for real
- It would be really nice to hear from anyone in the comments section of the blog if you enjoy reading it