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Road to the Right Seat 14 - School Finals 2

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Bob Geuens

March 21, 2017 - 704 views

Series: Road to the Right Seat

We've all had a crazy childhood dream and mine was becoming an airline pilot. Many young people who aspire a flying career are unaware of the content of flight training and the preparations which are needed. On November 23rd, 2015 I started my ATPL(A) training. Time to realize my childhood dream. I'd like to take you along on an adventure and I'll happily answer all your questions on the way. Let's do this!


June 22, 2016 - We've had long days and short nights, but our hard work paid off. Everyone passed the school finals and now we're on our way to the final EASA exams. Great news!

School Finals

During phase 1 we were lucky enough to have an extra week of study time before the exams. This time we only had two days, but we can be proud of our results and progress as a group.

To summarize: 7 exams in 3 days time.
Day 1: Flight Planning / General Navigation
Day 2: Mass and Balance / Air Law / Operational Procedures
Day 3: Performance / Radio Navigation

The first day was a tough one. Both exams were exhausting and we had to work hard in order to finish in time.

Our second day was more about theoretical knowledge with courses such as Air Law and Operational Procedures. Mass and Balance was a very short exam with a few exercises.

Performance wasn't too difficult and I felt quite confident about my own performance (I guess that was a bad joke). Radio Navigation was a surprise for all of us, but the results were just fine!

Bob Geuens ATPL blog

You might be asking yourself why we only had one weekend to study. Allow me to explain!

There are many flight schools in Europe and they all follow the same rules and regulations. It's not easy to schedule all the exams which take place on a daily basis which also explains why we had an extra week of study time in phase 1.

Our departure to the US won't change which basically means that we lose one week of holiday. To be honest I am happy that we could do it this way. Study time is always greatly appreciated!


Afer the EASA exams, I will provide you with a summary of the exams and the results. You can also expect to see an article about my view on the whole theoretical training.

If you have any further questions about my training, feel free to leave a comment below. See you next week!

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Hello there! My name is Bob Geuens and I'm a 20-year old cargo pilot from Belgium. I'm currently flying the B737-400 for ASL Airlines Belgium, based in Li├Ęge (EBLG). Feel free to read all about my road to the right seat in the 'Series' section of the website. Happy landings and blue skies!

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