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Remote lecturing

The current pandemic has changed our working environment and many things which up to now were considered a given. As always we need to improvise, adapt and overcome and that’s what’s happening. I started this week delivering lectures remotely using … Continue reading

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All-day studying Sundays

Right or wrong, that’s my reality lately. When I was a PhD student, I had the following poster in my room. Success does not come on an autopilot. You have to put in the time, the work, the discipline, endure … Continue reading

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Student feedback received

A the end of the day this is what really counts and what motivates me even more! The following part come under the section of “further comments” of a course critique form filled in by students at the end of … Continue reading

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ATPL Theory Progress: 100%

Groundschool complete! Finally! Now for the written exams, 14 of them…

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Admitted in MENSA

Scored top 1% on my 1st attempt on a supervised IQ test and just received my admission email to MENSA High IQ Society. Reality is, that IQ is just 1% of the requirements for success, the rest 99% being hard … Continue reading

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Tailwheel endorsement and… an old song

I got my tailwheel endorsement today in a Piper Cub. Wow! The solo flight was so much fun! I could fly for hours! The airplane was very responsive but also well behaving with a single pilot onboard, the lighter weight … Continue reading

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ATPL Theory progress

Moving on with the the highest civil pilot licence and the EASA ATPL conversion course. The online groundschool with all the presentations and mandatory progress tests are a lot, and considering I am not working full time on this, it … Continue reading

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SFTE Senior Member upgrade

Few days ago, I received my Senior Member Certificate from the Society of Flight Test Engineers, making me the youngest Senior Member in the Organization. The work, the papers, the presentations, the Board contributions, resulted in this membership upgrade and … Continue reading

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Last flight for 2018

For pilots, airplanes are like women, you need to devote them time and treat them gently. My last flight for 2018 was flying solo in this classic lady, Piper PA-23 Apache. A great way to close a great year. Looking … Continue reading

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My office this morning

I love my job. Every month is different, every week is different, every day is different! The challenges that come our way are unpredictable, we just improvise, adapt and overcome. This morning my office looked like the image below requiring … Continue reading

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