Fourth week, exactly a month ago I’ve started chasing my biggest dream, feels like yesterday… But it’s not, luckily.
By the way, the report of this week won’t be long.
It’s been a positive week overall, I’ve finally learned a lot of interesting things, like turbulences, windshear, propellers… A lot of exciting things that I’m going to forget by the end of the theoretical part.
I know I’m not supposed to throw that knowledge in the garbage, but it will happen, because a lot of technical parts aren’t going to be practiced during my airline career, so they’ll just slip away from my memory.
I promise I’m going to write about them at some time, but I can’t forecast anything.
Next Monday will be an important day for the whole Course 202, facing the “Week 5” test, that is a sort of exam made of 40 questions to be answered in two hours.
Nothing like a real exam, but it’s still useful to understand wether my study method is good enough to continue this adventure without possible troubles, or not.
Well, of course I hope I’m doing well, otherwise I don’t really know how to change my study habits, I’ve never studied that much in school career… Can’t we just copy? EASA doesn’t say so…
We have a new course game, everyone someone answers “Yeah, but...” to an instructor he, only “he” because the isn’t any girl in our course (sausage fest as a mate said), has to do ten push-ups.
Last week I got two “Yeah, but…” in 20 minutes (I was about to complete the hattrick!), but thanks God the game hadn’t started yet.
I’ve done a lot of exciting things too, for example Wednesday I was about to watch a movie, but all of sudden I recalled that the button of my trousers got mysteriously broken just after the lessons, in the exact moment I needed to pee.
So, I toke my mighty sewing kit, that is actually part of the mandatory equipment to bring to the school (I think they know that buttons jump like grasshoppers off the trousers), and spend two hours trying to learn how to fix a damned button.
Mission clear after a while, no time for movie or music. Life really knows how to piss me off.
Anyway, by the end of Wednesday night, I’ve been able to fix a pair of trousers, my curriculum just got an update on the personal skills “I can teach how to sew“.
So now I can:
- Do the washing machine
- Iron clothes
- write a curriculum (you can’t update a curriculum if you don’t know how to write it, right?)
- Clean my room
I don’t know if I’ll be come a pilot yet, but for sure I can live on my own. Isn’t it great? (No, it’s not.)
Speaking about curriculum, it’s not usual that I’m 1000% convinced about one thing, but when I’m adamant enough, that certain thing it’s going to happen, somehow.
It’s not a great aspect of my character, because I lose a part of excitement when that fact happens, but what can I do about it? I’ve said “Take for granted we’re gonna make it“, and it has happened. Surprise!
(It’s a bluff, don’t tell anyone… At least I wished it was).
Anyway, that’s pretty all, short but fun, not like the ATPL training.
Again, what can I do about it?
Quote of the week:“I hope you don’t mind that I wrote down in words, how wonderful life is while you’re in the world”
Of course Sir Elton John will not compete in the “Quote of the week tournament“, but I’ve watched three movies this week: “Eye in the sky” (that has a very bad translation in Italian), “Rocket man” and “Me before you“, and I had to choose a quote between one of them.
“Me before you” features some great songs like “Photograph” and “Not today”, and both of them have good lyrics – “it’s gotta get easier somehow, but not today” will be my motto from now on -, but somehow “Your song” won.
Special mentions for who guesses the airport in the header image