Been at CAE for the last two days of ground school and tomorrow will be my first day of Sim. Seriously looking fwd to it, although not looking fwd to the checkride. Lol
A mix of emotions so far. Anxious, excited and nervous all rolled into one.
Anyways, the purpose of this post is to give you a mini tour of the facility. CAE like Flight Safety hosts various pilots from all over the world to get a new certificate into a new plane, doing your six month recurrent that ever PIC goes through in the US and in my case my once a year recurrent for the other ac I fly coming up in August.
Anyways on to the pics.
Probably my favorite spot to watch planes take off.
Next to that spot is also a mini putting area to decompress for 15 mins every hour on the hour during ground school. A much needed break as we are drowned in info for 8hrs a day.
Study material on my desk in class that I start going over when the class goes on a tangent 😂
Everyday at 3pm is cookies time. Excuse the crappy pic. Will try an get a better one tommorow and off the cookies before they are devoured
Every Tuesday is also happy hour Tuesday. Light beer and wine are served with snacks to help you unwind and network with other pilots.
Not a bad selection
Second favorite spot to study. The Hangar room.
I will be adding more pics daily until my time here is done. Hope you enjoy them. :)
Sim Bay. As you can see the first one is a 73 sim. This is mainly used for BBJ pilots although as of late there have been a lot of AA guys come in to use it as there’s have bee
down(or so I’m told) I haven’t gotten a chance to take a pic of the actual sim yet as it’s been pretty busy and once I get in, it’s time to get to work.
Cold start day. All the info we need it written up on the board. Usually the instructor starts of by what we will be doing today in a sim and it soon transfers to application. As you brief everything as far as departure, performance numbers and situations arise we dig in deeper to issues that may or may not “surprise” us on the Sim. It’s fun when it’s all said and done, but it’s also called the “sweat box” for a reason.