If you remember from early August, I won a scholarship with Girls With Wings, written about here.
It was amazing and gave me an amazing confident boost, I think partly the reason I soloed so quickly afterwards. Well, as part of winning, I have to write two different essays for their blog updating them on my experience thus far. I know I describe in detail what has been happening, so if you want it in an abbreviated form check out my post for their blog: here.
Today, I’m still grounded due to them fixing the attitude indicator (I posted my last blog a bit late) so this is my second lesson postponed. I’m hoping tomorrow looks good for soloing to the north! I’m focusing on my written again today. I plan to take 3-4 practice tests and get my scores up. I’ve been taking a bunch but getting in the mid-80s each time. I’ll be studying between my tests my weak points and see what the outcome is at the end of the day.
It was a perfect day to study because I have the entire day off and Jake would most likely be gone on a trip. Nope, he had to ruin it and is on his way home from a trip. Now, I love having him home since he’s not home every night. But when I don’t plan around him being home, it’s a bit frustrating to have it change. I can’t wait for him to be off reserve so we know his schedule better. Being on reserve means you’re low seniority and when you’re on call (Jake’s this month is 3am-6pm) they are able to call you anytime in that period and you have to be at the airport in 2 hours. They are technically hiring pilots until the end of the year, but not always able to fill the classes. Pilot shortage here? Maybe? Hopefully?