Thursday, January 28, 2010

schedule re-scheduled

*yawns*


*rub eyes*

*stretch*

good day people!!!!! hehe.. i feel so much refreshed now after having a beauty sleep an afternoon nap for an hour or so... I woke up at 4 this morning to prepare myself for my solo flight today which was supposed to be at 6.30 but having to brief JL latest by 5.45am...

so... woke up, pulled myself together and turn on the tap and soaked showered and nibble on some biscuits and not to forget, a cup of coffee before going to the basement to grab my bike (sounds so cool right?)... but as i walk down the stairs, i only found out that the remote for the gate is dead and i couldn't get it started at all.. so, i walked back to my house and just walked to school without even taking a glimps at my bike...

in school, i went to the flight planning room and get all the weather information i need and complete my flight chart and then to the front desk to grab the keys for the aircraft that i will be flying to just check out the condition of it.. as i've grabbed the keys and stepped out at the hangar, i got a shocked of my life seeing the aircraft being blown sideway...

the thunderstorm that i mentioned yesterday was so strong that it blew most of the aircraft off their parking position even though it was being towed and secured with METAL CABLES.. if the aircraft wasnt secured, i bet that it will be blown away and just crash and *kaboom* with pieces of aircraft everywhere... scary right?!

ok... after being shocked and acknowledge the power of mother nature, i inspected the aircraft to find no severe defects so i went in to brief JL and to complete all the dispatch form... as i hop on the aircraft and get the engine some prime, i crank the keys in and the engine started but it was soooooooooo rough that the whole aircraft was shaking like no one's business... as i thought that there might be water in the fuel tank, i throttle up the aircraft to just burn off the water or even lead deposit but it went even rougher... After trouble checking the engine by even leaning the mixture (fuel : air mixture), i decided to just idle off the throttle and out of nowhere, the engine just stopped and died...  *jaws drop*

imagine this... if i didnt check the engine before i go flying, and assumed that i just ignore the rough running, i would just have a real engine failure and not able to blog anymore (see how much i love you readers?!?!!ghehehe), crash and die... I am at least smart enough to spot the problem with the aircraft and decided to abort the whole flight today... I am a safe pilot with great situational awareness!!! gehehehehe...

anyway, i attended the morning class after that and went for my AGK test... guess how much i got again??

fine... i got 100% again...

mind you, its not easy to get all the questions right... my friend only got 45%... hehehe... i am so happy...

ok la.. need to prepare for my re-solo flight for the training area tomorrow morning at 6.30 again.. hopefully i will be having good weather and good aircraft accompanied by good briefing and preparation!

3 comments:

Travis.Z said...

Dont worry, if you did, I'm gonna miss you de, RIP.

Your best regards TZ.

Evann said...

Huaha! Well, that's what they train you for, right? :P

Well done on the perfect paper! I haven't seen one of those in too long. Keep it up!

Cheerios~

Ign@tius said...

travis : =.='

I am still in a PIECE!

evann, i have to agree with you with the 100%.. the last time i saw that full marks was when i was in primary school.. lol..