Wednesday, December 22, 2010

getting close ....

It's now less than a month to go before I begin my training at the Jeppesen Academy for my dispatchers rating. Two days ago I confirmed my seat (paid some more $$!!) and received more course materials. TAF amd Metar decodes, Class schedules etc... I am psyched.

I'm prob going to speak "aviation" on my blog thruout, so, if there's something you want to know, just comment.

Before I go to my Dispatch class in Denver starting 1/17, I'm going to make a round trip to Beijing to meet up with some aviation people there and discuss future possibilities. "Ya gotta work it !! "

All good stuff !!


Monday, December 6, 2010

The Postman cometh.....

2 days ago the mailman bought a giant box from "Jepp Direct" that must have weighed 40 #s, full of all of my required study texts. Included were 2 Gleim Study guides: Aviation Weather & Weather Services and the ATP Knowledge Test. Also in the box was the 2011FAR/AIM, 2 major thick Jeppesen study binders, a copy of the Instrument Flying Handbook, and a handheld Cx2 Pathfinder Flight Computer. This library is all nicely packed in a Jeppesen flight bag.

The rock and roll that usually cranks out of the speakers of my 98 Ford Taurus has been replaced with a cassette dispatcher course I purchased a few years back. Classes begin in about 5 weeks, so I am getting my brain ready.

In the meantime, I've also been applying for positions as a Dispatcher. I receive emails from friends in the industry with the job latest postings on industry trade boards (Thank you, my good people). The note I send with my resume reads that, although I'd like to apply today, if the position could please be held for me until the end of February, I'd appreciate it. Pretty bold of me ! Ya gotta work it !!!