As you’ve noticed there was no week report last week, this is because I’ve decided to publish a new one twice a month.
That has to do with slightly increased workload during the weekend.
We’ll try to keep the blog active with at least a post per week, at least before February comes.
Anyway, let’s get through the report of the last two weeks.
Let’s start with what has happened last Monday…
The instrumentation instructor, named Simon, has discovered TOM’s Cockpit.
You might think it’s a good news, but you should know that he just loves to fill his slides with memes and jokes about students, instructors, and… TOM’s Cockpit.
Actually we figured as “sponsor” for one of his latest lessons.
I’m not bothered by that, it’s a good chance to joke and take a short break, and I provided him with quite a few memes featuring my class mates.
By the way, TOM’s Cockpit has started to be just a bit too spread across the school.
For instance, one of my colleagues in the course just after mine asked me if I was “that Tom who sells stuff for flight simulation that Simon talks about”.
You may know that the gadget shop doesn’t sell anything about flight simulations, but just fun gadgets with our brand.
Actually he should have mentioned that half of the earnings are devolved to an organization that is actively fighting the cystic fibrosis. But I guess it’s not funny enough…
Another example? My course mentor (POF instructor) that entered the class last Friday asking if I had an airline. I wish I had one, instead of being self-sponsored.
You might know that I was part of the staff of the old X-Italy Virtual Airlines, but it’s been a very short experience, and I bet that will soon be sponsor of another instrument lesson, trust me.
And as the course mentor himself said during the induction day, “the best thing here is not to have a reputation”. And, despite my attempts, I’m starting to have one.
Would you imagine an airline in an interview saying “Oh yes, you are Tom who sells gadgets“, I’d laugh for ages and lose the potential job.
If you can’t notice it, I’m clearly joking.
Rejoining our main theme, aviation, I succeeded in reaching the roof opposite to our building with a paper plane. An historic goal that will be remembered for ages.
Actually it was the design of one of the many paper planes that had some records (I think the longest time airborne), now it became the Course 202 plane.
Talking about training, I’m still alive even though, as I’ve said, it’s getting even tougher.
This week was exhausting for me and during the weekend I decided to take a few minutes for a walk, just to have a quick distraction instead of studying and Av-examing (that means doing EASA question banks to me) all day long, especially if the weather is good as it’s been these couple of days.
These last two weeks were hard, it’s true. It’s part of the game.
But still they belong to the past, and I’m closer to home than I’ve been 14 days ago.
See you in Rome soon!
Well, actually I could have been there on Friday as I booked the wrong flight for Christmas, but that’s another story.
Episode of the weeks: I’ve been studying hard last Tuesday evening and I got a message at 20:28 “You still have to explain me how to remove a logo”.
Now, I can’t tell the full story behind this fact, but I’m sure I have explained everything in detail.
Some minutes later I got another message “Sorry, it was only to draw your attention”.
Result? I’ve finished chatting almost 50 minutes later and I had to postpone Meteorology to this evening.
I’ll have my revenge.