My training in Bournemouth is at an end

The title says it all really, my course here in Bournemouth is now over after I completed my Instrument Rating test yesterday.

The flight went really well and involved me flying over to Exeter, making an approach there before having a simulated engine failure and then back to Bournemouth to fly down the Instrument Landing System and into a low level circuit around the airfield to land.
In my eyes, the flight went really well and the examiner didn’t have too much to say about it, which is always a good sign!

I’m now in the process of filling in all of the paperwork for my licence application and being signed out of Bournemouth and finding out information on the next phase of my training, the Airline Qualification Course, which takes place back in Nursling, Southampton.

And to leave you with a scary thought, the next plane I will physically fly is likely to be an A320!

Well this is scary!

I now just have one more flight left in New Zealand and that’s my Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) skills test!

The past seven months have flown by and now it all comes down to one more flight before I move onto filling in the paperwork and catching the plane home.

In preparation, this week has seen me do 3 CPL profiles which are essentially mock tests allowing me to identify where I need to work on and to improve these areas.
After my last one this morning, I now feel happy about the test and you can see a marked improvement in my flying not just compared to when I passed PT1 a few months ago but even compared to how I was flying after my first profile.

All I have to do now is stay calm, not let the pressure get to me and fly it as though it’s any other flight.

Fingers crossed!