It really doesn’t feel like it, but yesterday was the climax of two years work.
There are some people that I know of who keep a proper diary of everything they do towards earning their Private Pilots Licence. They list every lesson, with a summary of what they do. They list every exam, they list every conversation with anyone about it, they list their plans. I didn’t do anything like that.
I kept a log, to be sure, but I didn’t really keep track of things like exams. And it’s only when I went back to look at it yesterday (to complete all the forms that I have to send to the CAA to actually get a licence) that I realised how much work it was. I don’t seem to remember it being that much work, but I’m sure that I bored people at the time with it. Here’s a few very basic numbers:
|Exams sat||Air Law||9/1/08||83%|
|Flight Performance & Planning||21/12/08||90%|
|Medical taken||Class II||20/11/07|
|Practical Flying test||4 hours worth…||13/5/09||Pass|
When I look at it like that, it seems to be a bit more effort than I first envisioned. Totally worth it though. Because I’m now able to call myself Captain Hillan. Which rocks.
Aye, aye Cap’n.
Do I have to salute now?
Nelly, that is the proper attitude.
Grannymar, you don’t have to salute. But it’d be nice if you would…