24-10-08

Monday is D-day!

arizona

The examinations are finished!!! I already started packing and the paperwork is almost done. (tip for the following proms: from the moment u recieve ur I-20 form, start doing the paperwork! Don't wait till the last 2 weeks, because u will be in trouble!)

Monday we - Laurent, Stephen, Tom and me - have to be under the SV4 in the departure hall in Bxl-airport at 0930. Apparently the A/C isn't there anymore but I'm sure we'll find eachother ;-)

What's the program in the states?

1. Piper Archer: PA-28
phase I: exercises up to first solo + solo check = 15 hrs
phase II: exercises up to first solo cross-country + x-country check = 20.5 hrs
phase III: exercises up to VFR navigation + VFR nav. check = 45.5 hrs

2. Diamond Star DA-40
phase IVa: night flight, basic & advanced instrument flying + BIF check + IR (NDB & VOR) check + final DA-40 IR check = 58hrs

3. Diamond Twinstar DA-42
phase IVb: multi-engine flying (VFR & IFR) + ME CPL (A) skill test = 25.5 hrs
phase IVc: ME IR acclimatization training JAA + ME IR (A) skill test = 5.5 hrs

I'll try to take some pictures of our departure and I'll write again when I'm on the otherside of the world.

Cya all!

3lke

btw: nope, I'm sorry I do not know what is happening with my blog, with the white vs blue background...if anybody knows what's going on, pls contact me :-)

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15-10-08

departure date

Little note in between...

Finally!!!!!!!! I got a departure date! The half of the half of my class that are not in te states (including me) will leave this little country the 27th of October :-) The other 4 will come the 3th of Nov.

I'm glad that I can skip this winter...I'll be back when the sun (normally) starts shining again.

grtz

3lke

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09-10-08

Week 40

Hi folks,

pfiew, damn, it's almost 3 weeks that I didn't write on my blog, that's a record, no? I'm sure, ya all mist me very much *angle face*.
Good, what's up in SFA-PROM-7-Land? Prom 7A are enjoying theirselves in the big sand box of Arizona and Prom 7B, including me, had their first exams.

Principles of flight: Why a piece of metal can fly and mostly doesn't fall out of the sky.

Flight planning: How not to get lost in the big blue sky.

Performance: How to calculate the performance data and why a computer is 100 times better in it.

General Navigation: How to use a pooley, and the 101 reasons why they don't use it anymore.

Radio Nav.: On which frequencies my navigation instruments work, and why I don't give a sh*t about it as long as they work.

Human Performance: Why you better don't smoke, scuba-dive, and drink to much coffee as a pilot.

Powerplant: Why turbines kick propellers ass.

Psycho: Why antisocials are not the most enjoyable people to fly with and why sleep is very ver very very very important for a pilot.

Electrics: How many electric wire is going in a ship? (inside sfa joke)

Airlaw: Why a Medium aircraft has to wait 2 minutes before it can take off after a heavy one, and how come some ATC'ers doesn't know that rule.

Meteo: 1000 reasons why u better avoid flying in a CB.

Communications: Where you learn that 'wiskey' isn't a drink and 'tree' doesn't have anything to do with the green stuff in ur garden.

Instrumentation: Gimbal lock isn't a special kind of dance style

Mass and balance: To avoid to look stupid like these guys...
badloadaircraft

 

grtz

 

3lke

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