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Today was again, an arse day for flying. The weather just couldn’t get it’s act together, the TAF’s kept changing further and further into the day and the low pressure just wasn’t pushing the rain, fog, mist, drizzle and general bilge high enough to do anything productive. So when you’re given lemons, make lemonade right?

Instead of moping about I decided enough was enough and have got another 3 exams under my belt. Principles of Flight, Aircraft General Knowledge and Operational Procedures. I honestly don’t know why I panic and worry so much about them because they’re easy… like really easy with the right revision. Not quite the 100 percent score I have had in the past but only one wrong answer on two of the papers and one of those was because it didn’t appear in ANY of the revision material I have been using and I’m learning in a diesel aircraft. The question was about engine fire on startup procedures. Everything I have ever learned in life regarding an engine fire on startup tells me to shut the lot down… and not keep it cranking (apparently with an AvGas engine, if you see a fire on startup you shut the fuel off and keep the engine cranking to “suck” the fuel away, thus extinguishing the fire).

So thats it for today academically productive but no actual flying. I have also worked out that I need about another 2 or 3 hours in the circuit (practice laps) so as I sit here now back at home, I’m looking up at a lovely blue sky… talk about frustrating!