I did better than expected on my Meterology midterm: 81%. Most of my mistakes were due to stupidity (ie, not reading the question properly).
I also took care of the Radio Operators test on the weekend. The massing mark is 70%. It comprised of 30 multiple choice questions and 10 short answer questions. Pretty straight forward. The short answer questions involved spelling out words using the phonetic alphabet (alpha,bravo,charlie,etc..) as well as making an Urgency (Mayday) and Priority (Pan Pan) calls and messages.
I always find it difficult to figure out when you would use Mayday versus Pan Pan. There are some fine lines. For my Mayday call I said that I was doing a forced landing. For my Pan Pan call, I indicated that I was low on fuel and would like priority for landing. When would you do a Mayday instead of Pan Pan?
Westjet is hiring some part-time positions. Ticket agents and Aircraft “bitches” (stock plane, fuel, etc..). I decided to apply to the “bitch” position.. hopefully I can work weekends and nights I’m not at school. Good for two reasons: One, I get my foot in the door and get close up to planes I might be flying in the future early on. Two, extra cash to pay for more flying!
This month is pretty busy non-flying wise. I’ve only been able to book 2 lessons on each Monday this month.