Saturday, October 08, 2005

New flying post here.

Monday is my pre-licence flight, a check flight the same as the actual test to see what I need to work on for the test.

The finish line is in sight. Or should that be the starting line?


At 10:55 pm, Blogger aliciaflygirl said...


Chris on navigating a plane (hope you don't mind my pasting this here but I have got to worship at the Temple properly):

"If you've never had to navigate an aeroplane by yourself I could give you an analogy you might like to try at home. Stand on one leg. Hold one hand out in front of you and balance a tea cup on it. On your right hand side is a microwave oven, a portable air conditioner, a toaster and an iPod. Monitor them and operate them so they all run continuously throughout the exercise. Periodically report their condition. In front of you is a television showing a tennis match. Try to keep your eye on the ball at all times. Every time you spot a ball boy running across the screen call out "traffic, one o'clock low, right to left." Behind the television is a large window where you can see the street outside. Note the make and model of any cars you see. Every time you see someone walking past write the time down on a piece of paper. In your hand is a photo of an apartment building next door. By looking out the window try to identify as many occupants of the building as they arrive or depart by looking at the photograph. The photo is upside down. Behind you a radio is playing a talk back program. Listen to it at all times and be ready to recall the identity of anyone who calls up. You have a mobile phone plugged into your ear. Be prepared to answer the phone at any time, call directories for information and sometimes just talk to yourself, saying who you are, where you are and what you are doing. Don't expect an answer. Now do some random arithmetic in your head. It's pretty much like that. Except the house should be speeding through the air two miles up at about 250 km/H."

At 4:35 pm, Blogger Chris said...

You are too kind.


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