Last few weeks have been for me just like the lyrics of the song Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel. My girlfriend, which I loved so much, recently broke up with me. And as I’ve been regreting the lost, I also got robbed in the night club. One can say pretty Troubled Water.
And than I’ve been offered a jump seat in a full motion simulator of Boeing 737. I spent there many and many hours during a past few weeks. I also managed to get some flying for myself during a breaks as well. And that was really that Bridge … Over Troubled Water.
I still feel very sad about the break up but at last I feel confident about a getting a job once again. As the Amelia Earhart said; “Fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. And … the process is its own reward.”
I’m happy for the opportunity to meet two captains, one from Ryanair and second one from Qantas. It’s been pleasure to get so many valuable informations. “Brano”, the Ryanair captain told me I would have better chance If I did type rating for B 737 in advance. Prior to the interview, considering Ryanair.
I’m still not sure if it is the best thing to do as it is a lots of money without a proper guarantee of work. But if it dramatically increases the chance of being accepted, therefore, it may be a good way though. Does anybody can give me any opinion?
Anyway, I was more than happy the to try B737 simulator. It was the great opportunity for to compare B737 and A320, as I’ve been to Airbus simulator before. I can tell for my self that Boeing wins. I hope I will have the opportunity to choose.
Having hands on Boeing I generally enjoyed more power to the pilot to actually fly the airplane. Old fashioned “horns” felt to me better than “side stick” and systems in the aircraft gave me a much more sense than on the Airbus.
I feel motivated and I want to keep moving forward! There is a line in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry which goes like this; “And the pilot realizes that when life’s events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries.”
Have a lovely weekend everybody! Btw how do you think I did for the first time? 🙂