Saturday, March 10, 2007

Drapes gets his wings

It's official. I, along the rest with of my class (AP259) were officially presented with our commercial pilots "wings" on Friday 9th February by Anthony Petterford, CEO, Oxford Aviation Training. Just the small matter of the Instrument Rating now (Flying a plane without looking out of the window)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

First Officer Fundamentals

Well I've been back in the UK over a week now and haven't been near an airplane which feels slightly weird. I'm on a course called "First Officer Fundamentals" which is as much about what the duties of a first officer are as it is about securing a job with an airline. Anybody that's experienced management training courses will be familiar with many of the things we've done (teamworking, Resource management, lots of presentations). It's a bit of a throwback to my old life and whilst it's been fun, I can't wait to get flying again.