END OF AN ERA

I have officially made it through ground school. Today was the last day of our ATPL classes. Aircraft General Knowledge, Performance, and Instrumentation are all done. In total 14 subjects are covered, and only some CAA exams left. Almost exactly one year since the first day at the academy.

The next CAA sitting will take place in September and should have been my last sitting. Regrettably, since I failed two exams during my very first sitting, I will use an extra sitting to re-do those. Anyhow, I will first focus on doing my best for AGK, PERF, OPS, and INST this time. It is a time for every purpose, I guess.

One year with a full-time theory schedule has been pretty exhausting and time-consuming. Still some time left before my exams, so I will not have to rush any preparations yet. First of all, I will enjoy some well deserved days off.

Tomorrow I will head to my second home, Gdansk. It has already been 7 months since last time, the pandemic combined with classes has made the commute a little fancy. Lucky to finally be able to go.

I am excited and very ready to continue this journey and learn how to fly for real. Fingers crossed for the weather this fall, and no more pandemics, please.

CORONA COMEBACK

After waiting for months, it was eventually time for CAA exams again. This sitting was originally scheduled in March, but then corona happened and the student life was paused for a while. Finally done and it feels good to close the never-ending second sitting chapter.

Now we are allowed back to school again for lessons in the three remaining subjects. Aircraft General Knowledge, Instrumentation, and Performace. And to be honest, everyday life is pretty underestimated. Fun to be back on track. 😄

SNOWY DECEMBER

December has been all about charging my batteries for the challenges that await me in 2020.

The most beautiful there is.

I haven´t done too much, but luckily I´ve had the time to visit both Robin in Gdansk, my mum on the west coast of Norway and my dad in winter wonderland. Pretty much covered it all.

I’ve enjoyed my mum’s homemade food, spent time with family, been out skiing and I’ve eaten loads of Christmas candies.

Moving on to one of the highlights of my month off. I luckily got to hang out with some of my former colleagues on my way from SVG to OSL. It has been quite a while since last time I jumpseated. So much fun to see how much more I understand now, compared with before I started my flight training. Such a motivation boost aswell.

Early morning at OSL.

Robin is arriving later today, and we will head to the cabin for New Years’. Another chance for both of us to relax, and most importantly, I will try to learn the Swede how to do cross-country skiing!

On Friday it´s time to go back to Sandefjord already and next week it´s back to school again. Time flies. Ciao!

MY FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

Instagram is by far my dearest social media platform and one of my biggest inspiration sources. It also boosts my motivation whenever I need it.

If you´re ambitious and an Instagrammer I guess you´ve seen these guys before, but anyway. Here are my five favorite aviation accounts which for sure will make your Instagram feed complete. Each and one of them unique and creative in their own way. (Too bad I do not have any helicopter people on this list, but if you know any heli accounts worth to check out, let me know).

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1. the_bassen

2. @aeromanu

3. @lumix_aviation

4. @syjorgen

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Longing for better days . Days like this .

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5. @500kts

That´s it for now. I hope you´ll enjoy these accounts as much as I do!

FROM CABIN TO COCKPIT

My name is Frida, I am a 22 year old girl and I am born and raised in Norway. I love spending time in the nature, I love to travel and I am very fascinated by the aviation industry.

I have now worked as a flight attendant for 2 years. Already before I started as a FA, my dream and goal was to become a pilot. During the last two years I have used my days in the cabin to soak up as much advices and information as possible, to learn more about being and becoming a pilot.

Even though cabin life is slightly different from the pilot life behind a closed door, I feel I have some kind of understanding of how the aviation world looks like.

«Every fairytale has an end» and this will be my last summer in the cabin. In August I start my pilot training.

I started this blog to share my journey from being a flight attendant to become an airline pilot. I want to be visible for the next generation of pilots and I hope I can inspire other future pilot students with my story. This blog will easily give you a little of everything; the everyday life as a FA, travel tips and later on the pilot student life.

You can follow my journey on Instagram aswell, @fridajakobsen.