Checking in on Day 4. The theme of the week is… What is sleep? Literally every minute of my day is spent studying when I’m not with my instructor, and even then, I feel like I’m just winging it and trying to stay afloat. I took a short nap after spending three hours flying & in the sim today… Best nap of my life. It was probably the most self-indulgent and luxurious thing I’ve ever done
Funny anecdote from yesterday… There was a TFR at my airport because the VP was in town, so I had to travel to a different ATP facility for my flight. Hit a pothole the size of a meteor crater when I was getting off of the highway and got a flat tire/dented rim. I didn’t have time to change my tire and make it to my flight on time, so I requested an Uber and literally grabbed my flight bag from the back seat and started frantically running down the shoulder of the highway to reach the exit and meet the Uber. I made it to the airport on time for my flight by the skin of my teeth. Pouring sweat from running a mile loaded down with flight gear and completely discombobulated, but I got there, and that’s all that mattered. I ended up having a great flight (and by great, I mean that I didn’t make any mistakes that were too terribly stupid), so it was all worth it!
My biggest focus this week has been memorizing procedures. Overall, there is a massive amount of information I’m trying to retain and absorb. I feel a bit overwhelmed at times. I did my first landing today and it was perfectly decent. Well, in all honesty, it was a terrible landing, but I did it. Ha!