Saturday, February 26, 2011

Resolution Progress

A couple of posts back, I posted a few of my New Year's Resolutions.  It's been almost 2 months since then so I thought I'd let you know of my progress.

Here is the list I posted, with my progress added in PINK of course.

1.  Get my medical so I can actually focus on going solo :)  My medical certificate finally arrived earlier this week.  Unfortunately, with the mint weather, there have been no bookings available for me to go flying.

2.  Start my new job. My first day of work at my new job started on 26 January, 2011.  It's been a busy month for me work-wise and I've been devoting a lot of time coming up to speed with my new specialty area (Clinical Research Trials in Hepatology). 
3.  Strike a positive work/life balance with plenty of flying! The work/life balance with my new job is great.  I work Monday, Thursday and Friday plus alternating Wednesdays.  There hasn't been much flying recently though!
4.  Complete my PPL this year. I have 2 exams left to pass for my PPL, as well as most of my flying.  I still think this goal is achievable and I am still definitely working towards it.  I will do my next exam on 26 March (I sat out today's exam because I haven't had enough time to study while getting settled into work) and hope to get back into weekly flying lessons soon.
So, that's where I'm at...not horrible progess overall but not great in the flying department.  I'm looking forward to having my head around my new job so that I can devote more time to flying soon.  Also looking forward to flying with Parakai Flying School's newest instructor, Scott!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Awaiting my medical.

After my last post, I was very good and went in to get my PPL medical.  One of the bits had to be followed up, but the doctor seemed confident there wouldn't be a problem and that I'd receive my medical in the post soon.  It's been several weeks now and a call today reveals they are still waiting for follow up.  Frustrating!

On the plus side, I found this cute air plane shirt :)
The design is called "Waiting for William" and it's available in 3 colours from Friends of Couture!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year

Once again, I've taken a bit of a break from my flying lessons. After my last lesson, my husband talked to the instructor who said I best get my medical and go up with out B-Cat on my next session.  This has posed somewhat of a problem as I haven't made the time over Christmas and New Years to go in and get said medical.  Oh well, the weather over the past couple of weeks has been a bit of a mixed bag.

I still like a good flight though and a few days ago on a mint day, hubs and I packed up my father in law's super sporty DynAero and went to Whitianga for lunch.  Well, we arrived there about 3:30pm so it was a pretty late lunch and the food was a bit crap...

Anyway, on to a few photos!

 At North Shore Airfield getting ready to take the plane out.
 Mid-air snap!
 On the ground in Whitianga.
 Back in the plane.
Heading back towards Auckland - so many beautiful sights along the way :)

Since this is a New Year's post, I guess I'm meant to tell you my resolutions...

1.  Get my medical so I can actually focus on going solo :)
2.  Start my new job.
3.  Strike a positive work/life balance with plenty of flying!
4.  Complete my PPL this year.