Saturday, January 30, 2010

2 Days of briefings...2 days of snow....

Tuesday was the official start of our pilot training. After two days of briefings from several commanders and other base and training officials, we were all looking forward to start Aerospace Physiology on Thursday and actually do something. However, as you will see in the pictures below, we had a little snow storm on Thursday and Friday that kept us in our dorms and out of the classroom. The total snowfall was about 10 inches in some areas of Oklahoma. My friend said he measaured 9 inches on some of the cars, and with the wind the way it was, we probably had at least 10 or 11 inches on base.

Just a quick note...after losing all three of my buttons on my Service Dress during the two days of briefings, my advice to anyone going to pilot training would be to have your Service Dress looked at by the tailor shop.....!! Several of us who got their Service Dress Coats from the Academy had the same problem. After each brief, we'd all huddle around a container of paper clips and try to rig up a quick fix to keep our jackets intact. Needless to say, the tailor shop will be getting a lot of business from us over the next several weeks!

This coming week's schedule only has Physiology on the board, so it shouldn't be too bad. It's supposed to be one of the easiest blocks of training in Academics. I've been doing a little studying beyond what is required because I know once we start studying systems and aero, time won't be as abundant as it is now!

Enjoy the pictures below...we'll see ya next week!!


View of our Dorms

My car under 9 inhces of snow...I guess I have some shoveling in my future!!

All of our binder on the left is our flying manual for the T-6...the rest are books on basic flying fundamentals, weather, systems, etc.

The stack of pubs I brought home...about 20 or so pounds of paper.


  1. Wow! I am impressed by both the snow and the amount of reading you have to do. Also, could you explain why the wipers are up on the cars? Is that some cold-weather secret you learn when you live someplace where you get snow?

  2. haha, yeah, I put up my wipers because I saw other people doing it to their cars too!! Honestly I don't know why that is; I never saw it in Colorado. Maybe it's because they don't want the weight of the snow sliding down the windshield and shearing off the blades, but that would have to be a lot of snow! I'll let you know if I find out why that is though!

  3. I was going to ask the same question... and then saw Erin beat me to it!

    Stay warm, Chris!

  4. yeah i'm still not sure exactly why we put our wipers up...!!