More hard work to come

We have now completed our first full week of groundschool and we’re still all here!

Lots has happened this week and the work has really started to pile on.

It all started on Monday when we started the groundschool section of our course and we started with Principles of Flight. I thought that already having knowledge of aircraft and having a PPL would help. Whilst it does marginally, I’m still finding it tough! It’s not helping as much as I thought it would.
The same can be said about Aircraft General Knowledge, which we also started this week. However, I did start knowing that AGK would be hard as I also found the PPL version of the exam hard (in fact, it was the one that I got the worst marks on…)

Fortunately, the week was broken up by a CBT day, where we stay in our accommodation and work through the CD we’ve been given to accompany our course.

Meanwhile, the North of England experienced floods this week whilst down here in the South, it was still pretty nice. But, we were still affected.
This is what we woke up to on Wednesday morning:

Just in case you can’t make it out in the picture, it’s flooded… Fortunately, this is the only flooding that we’ve encountered.

Living away from home also means that I now have to do all of my washing and ironing myself – I can’t just rely on mum doing it for me.
I experienced this for the first time today and, as embarrassing as it is, it took me half an hour to iron 3 shirts… I’m sure I’ll get quicker with time!

Finally, I’d just like to thank Callum, James, Dirk and the rest of the guys who were here doing their AQC for giving us a good laugh this past week. They’ve finished now and moved out after passing the course – congratulations guys!

Sorry for such a long post, just so much has happened this week!