Monday, March 2, 2009

T-t-t-t-training Day One.

Same old, same old. Basic housekeeping paperwork, Intro and Rules, then Limitations (Hey, I don't think the airplane does what you think it does...), Avionics (There are 4 different RVSM kits available for the airplane. How many do of them do you have in your fleet? Five.) and Flight Controls (H'Ray cables and pulleys). Forty Five minutes for lunch then into the sim for: Start Malfunctions, Taxi, Noise Abatement, Air Work (Steep Turns, Stalls, Slow Flight, and Dutch Rolls) Just in case you were wondering, that's not were some little blonde kid with his finger in a dyke mugs you at knife point. A precision approach coupled with the autopilot to low mins, missed approach and a engine failure in flight followed by a single engine approach to landing. All in an hour and a half. Yeah, I'm tired. I've said this before. It's like trying to fill a dixie cup with a fire hydrant.


Old NFO said...

Better in the trainer than in real life!

Christina RN LMT said...

Wow. That's a lot of stress, compressed! I'm impressed.
Okay, I'll stop now!
Try to relax and get some rest.
Shit. I did it again.

aepilot_jim said...

It's a five day pressure cooker Christina. Every six months.

It's a train harder, fly easy situation, NFO. But I wouldn't have it any other way.