Well that was the 3rd and final time I could apply for the BA Future Pilot Scheme, and a straight rejection. This was the first time I’ve never been invited to selection for a cadet pilot position, previous airlines I have tried for were Cathay Pacific, Etihad and of course British Airways. THE BA Future Pilot Program is a fantastic opportunity for those who are successful. The selection process isn’t easy so the key is to be prepared. I wish everyone good luck in their progress!
The interview was my weakness last year, I focused on perfecting my strengths, the aptitude and reasoning tests, that when it came to the interview I was not able to answer some of the questions, most of them were due to the fact that I had never ended up in the situations they asked about, and I’m not about to start making up stuff to generate an answer! They are skilled interviewers and they’d spot lies a mile off.
So it’s back to the drawing board for me, I guess you will see a lot more activity back on my sites now that I have no option but to generate a good living from them. I’ll try and come up with some concrete plans, and timelines to reach my new found goals.
As for Flight Training, unless I win the Lottery, or someone kindly donates me £100,000 towards my ATPL training, that is the end of the road for now…
A change of direction, a new start.. who knows where it will lead? With every choice comes the chance of a new opportunity!
It’s that time of the year, the frost has arrived, the snow has arrived, the gale force winds have arrived. When you get home at night you want to be nice an snug and cosy on the winter nights, slippers or socks aren’t going to cut it. I’ve long been a fan of slipper socks, but this year I went for the thermal slipper socks, rated 2.3 tog, and I’m so chuffed, no more cold toes or ankles!
Yes I know…. easily pleased, but it really is the simple things. And for those of you with central heating… thick thermal winter slipper socks are cheaper than turning your heating up! Mens Heat Holders Extra Warm Thermal Slipper Socks (2.3 Tog) (UK 6-11 EURO 39-45) (Blue)
Been 5 or 6 weeks since I last washed the jeep. Looks pretty good after a wash, the body work just needs a wax now
|Freestylesprinters||Freestyledistance swimmers||Me||Within Tolerance?|
|Sitting height, cm||97.8±3.6||95.3±3.6||93|
|Arm span, cm||194.3±7.0||191.9±6.3||195.58|
|Thigh, cm||52.6±3.1||51.1± 3.3||55|
|Upper arm relaxed, cm||32.0±1.9||29.6±1.7||33|
|Upper arm conrac-ted, cm||35.8±1.8||33.0±1.6||35|
On the 6th of July 2013, whiting bay lass Sophie Marriott is holding a walk round Arran in aid of cancer research. Herself and a few others are participating in this walk for such a worthwhile cause.
To boost the funds raised even more there is a raffle being held on the day of the walk for a chance to win: 2 night stay at The Douglas Hotel, £30 voucher for Heatherhill framing, £20 voucher for Arran on a plate, 1 day decorating and painting service by Marc Head and much more! Tickets are on sale at The Douglas Hotel and various Whiting Bay shops for just £2!
Please help them raise as much money possible to help beat Cancer. Also if you would like to generously donate any amount of money no matter how little to this cause you can either text : ISLE70 £(your amount) to – 70070
Or you can donate through their page on the link below;
Looking through the past service invoices for my recently bought Jeep Grand Cherokee I noticed that the air filter had not been changed for 5 years. I set about searching for
. The good thing abut the 1996 Grand Cherokee is that there are a lot of parts readily available, and they are cheap! I found a replacement oil filter and air filter for under £16.
I got my oil filter (yet to fit) and air filter from ebay, but I also found out you can buy the same AIR OIL FILTER SERVICE KIT Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0i SUV Z [1991-1999]
though amazon as well. So you can take your pick, make sure that whatever service stuff you buy for your Jeep that its the right shape, size, and that it will actually fit properly or your model.
When I bought my Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996, the Limited 4.0 Straight six version, my rear wiper motor never worked. It’s not a problem during the drier weather, but when its raining and snowing and the roads have been gritted the rear liftgate glass gets dirty very quickly. I set about searching jeep forums for a solution and found out its quite a common problem. I followed the step by step guidelines from the forum here. There’s no point writing it all out when this guy has done it so well! I will however, put my photo’s up to show the difference in the state of the rear wiper motor shaft and spindle. That guy used a normal claw hammer to tap the spindle with the gear on it out of the shaft. I had to hold the motor body in a vice and use a medium sized mallet to get enough force to ease the spindle out, 0.5mm at a time. The only down side with that was that i mashed the top thread for the wiper blade retaining nut. So I filed the top thread off completely and then used a mahoosive wrench to get that nut back on. I should hope I don’t have to take that nut off again! Heres The photos of my jeep rear wiper motor before, during and after, taking it out and fixing the seized spindle. It’s also worth noting that before I tried this i replaced the fuse, its a yellow one, after i replaced the fuse i could hear the motor “click”, so I knew it was alive…it just needed an extra bit of tlc to get working!
An incredibly terrifying sight! Usually you can see wee meteors burning up in the sky but only at night time. This was huge, this was incredibly bright, and the shock-wave from the explosion shattered windows in the Russian town where the fireball exploded overhead.
Some of the chaos and confusion it caused: