Enrolled and Ready To Go!

My medical certificate finally arrived. I was surprised at how quickly they processed it once the doctor sent it in. About 7 days! There really isn’t anything special about the piece of paper. On the back they list the validity periods as well as places for renewal stamps. As you can see on the front there is a place for limitations and your signature.

Yesterday I headed over to the airport to sign some papers and finish up the enrollment process. By the time I got home there was an email waiting for me with information on how to access the online booking system. cool! As part of the enrollment process I had to let them know what kind of flying schedule I wanted to do:

Mondays: 0700

Wednesdays: 0700

Saturdays: 0700

We’ll see if I can fly that early. The idea is getting an hour or so in before work during the week, and if possible, 2 hours on the weekend.

I did a few calculations to see how many hours a week will be devoted to non social activites once school starts:

Work: 37.25 Hours

School: 12 Hours

Flying: 4 Hours

Studying: approx. 5 Hours

Total: 58.25 Hours/wk.

I’m now looking for a headset. I’ve asked around a bit to see if anyone has any suggestions. Do I go cheap? or full out? I will be using it for probably 4 or 5 years. And prices range from $150 to over a thousand dollars. Feel free to leave a comment with which headset you use and if you like it or hate it.

I got a $25 off coupon for Blue Sky Gear from Aviation.ca. They are having a draw. All you have to do is sign up!