Ground School: Week 9

Last night’s ground school started with a video on how to read weather reports. We’ve gone over it a few times now, and I think it’s starting to stick. I’m sure I’ll have to do some studying before the written exam, but I don’t think it’ll be too tough. The main part of class was spent going over the chapter on airplane performance, and weight and balance – all of which seem pretty straight forward.

After class we went to the Typhoon restaurant to meet people from Air-Spacers. The Typhoon’s website might be truly horrible (one of the worst I’ve seen), but the restaurant itself is pretty nice. A little on the fancy side for my tastes. They had a very… interesting menu, including insects (yes, really) and huge whole deep fried catfish. I just ordered a Coke.

The Air-Spacers is “Santa Monica’s oldest flying club.” I’m thinking about joining because it sounds like it can work out be be a little less expensive to get my training there. The board is going to be voting in new members next Wed. If they get my application soon enough, there’s a chance that I’ll be invited. I’m still not sure that I want to join, or can even afford to get my private pilot right now. I’d also like to go to at least one meeting before I decide and meet some more people. As of today, if they do call, I think I’m going to have to tell them that I’m not quite ready. Hopefully I’ll be able to delay for a month or two and decide later.

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