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Happiness~!

I guess I missed the Christmas and the New Year celebrations.

It has been almost a month since my last post. Or was it already more than a month? LOL. I just know that it has been so long that I have almost forgotten the joy of typing and blogging. ^^,

Life has been busy for me. But albeit all that, I finally managed to find some time to blog again. ^^,

Anyway, I will be graduating soon. One more week to go and I will be home bound for good. ^^, After 18 months of training, I have to admit, I do learn a lot of new things and it has indeed made me wiser and made me a better person. I feel more grown up and felt that I am ready to take on the world. Although of course there are still many things for me to learn and experience. ^^,

Looking back 18 months ago, when I first step my foot into HMA, it does brings back a lot of memory. ~>.<~ I still remember I used to calculate the number of sorties I have to fly before I can graduate – a total of 179 sorties, clocking 200 hours and an infinite number of landings and take-offs. Now I have 7 more sorties to go – 2 simulator sorties and 5 actual flying. I use to dream of sitting in the cockpit. I use to dream of flying high in the sky. I dreamed of doing the ILS approaches. Looking at what I am doing now, it does feel like I am realizing my dream one by one. And it made me think back of those times where my family and all my friends were supporting me. ^^, They still do now, and I really appreciate it.

One more week to go….. I actually feel happy and sad at the same time. Happy for being finally graduating. Sad for leaving this place where I have reside for 18 months and leaving behind all those great instructors and friends….

Anyway, I guess I will stop here. I have to go see an instructor and get his signature for my paper work. ^^, Till I blog again, may god bless you. ^^, Be happy always. SMILE~! ^^,

Inactive

Today I am here to do a little update for you.

If you have noticed, I have not been posting anything on this blog for like almost 3 weeks already.

Well, if you wondered where have I disappeared to, don’t worry. I am still very much alive and kicking. ^^, Its just that life have been keeping my very very occupied these few weeks and I will only get more occupied until January of next year. No Christmas or New Year celebrations for me this year. I will just be focusing on my job.

It is indeed very sad for me. T.T But what to do. Currently, I don’t even have time for my meals, what more going online. LOL. Albeit all that, this inactivity will only be temporary. >.< When things start to clear up, post will be pouring in. ^^, I have so many backlogged post that I haven’t posted yet. >.< LOL.

Anyway, have a nice day and Merry Chiristmas and Happy New Year~! Just in case I couldn’t make it in time. ^^, Cheers~~!

 

Navex 5 – TGG -> Kerteh -> TGG

P1070086I guess the title says it all. ^^, Its the navigation ‘season’ again. ^^,

Well, I did my 5th Navigation sortie a.k.a Navex 5 yesterday. What a great way to start my October. ^^, I remembered I did my first solo on the first day of the month also – the 1st of December.

Anyway, it has been quite some time since I last did navigation sorties and from my past experiences, navigation is really fun. You get to enjoy the great view from above and practically it is quite simple in terms of flying because most of the time you will just be flying straight and level. ^^,

What makes navigation sorties complicated are the various preparations required. To put it simply, its like cooking a dish. You need all the ingredients, then you have to clean them, rinse them, cut them up, slice and finally mixing it all together to make a mouth-watering dish~! ^^,

I will not go into detail on how to prepare for the sortie. But if you need any info, feel free to ask. ^^,

Anyway, let’s get into the main dish for the day! As always, navigation sorties = tonnes of pictures + videos. I would first of all like to offer a huge thank you to my batch mate, Mohd. Afiq, for taking all those pictures and videos and the best of all compiling all of them into a single video. ^^,

Without further delay, I present to you, a 2 hours 10 minutes navigation sortie reduced into a 14-minute video. And just to help you to get your bearings right, please look at the picture of the map above at the beginning of the post. We will start from the Kuala Terengganu airfield (circled green) and would proceed in the clockwise direction (green arrow) with each tiny red circle on my map indicating a waypoint which you will see in the video.

Note : Since I am unable to upload this video to YouTube due to its length, I uploaded it to Facebook instead. Here’s the link to the video. I hope it works.

Navex 5 video here

Kuala Terengganu – Our Home

Again procrastination got the better of me. This should have been uploaded weeks ago.

But I guess this time procrastination does have it own advantages. The previous batch just left yesterday, so this morning, my room mate woke up early and he started cleaning the house. I woke up a little later to help him out (actually its a couple of hours later. Sorry~). >.< So because of procrastination, what you are going to see here today is a better, cleaner and a more organized house. ^^, Wahahahahaha.

This is what you see the moment you enter the house. ^^, Huge area to hang about and relax. ^^,P1070026

And this is what you see when I turn around to face the entrance. ^^,

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Lets move forward in the hall and look at what’s out there beyond the sliding window.

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Its a golf course. ^^, The view is really nice. All the greenery. Really good for relaxation.

This is the view from the sliding window looking back into the house towards the entrance. ^^,

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Looking slightly to the left. We got couches to laze around also. And we also have Astro. ^^,

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Going back to the entrance, if you turn left, this is what you see. Rooms are those with red doors while washroom are the light brown coloured door at the end of the hallway.

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This is the master bedroom. It has a bathroom in it also.

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Looking left, this is another room.

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And this is our room. Next to the toilet. >.< Opposite the kitchen. I am not going to show you our room today, because it is really messy inside. >.<

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This is the kitchen

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With the washing machine inside. ^^,

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Yup that’s basically our house. ^^, Quite comfortable actually. ^^, Till next time. Cheers~!

Kuala Terengganu – The Morning Sunrise

Kuala Terengganu is really an amazing place. Well, although there is not much entertainment here but the view is definitely gorgeous.

Have always wanted to share with you, but procrastination seems to take the better part of me. >.<

This is the view that greets me every morning when I come out of the house.

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Probably you have already seen a ton of sunset photos, but I guess sunrise shots are a rare sight here in this site.

I love this picture below because of the really calm and gentle blue-purplish colour in the sky. Its really amazing.

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This picture below is taken in the van on the way to the airport. The sun today looks a little different though. Looks more yellowish then orangey. >.<

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But nevertheless, it is still an awesome sight to see. ^^,

I hope this post made your day shine even brighter! Enjoy your day and live life to its fullest! Cheers

Kuala Terrenganu

For those of you who don’t know, I am not at Kuala Terrenganu, not for holiday though but for my flight training. Will be staying here for about 2 months to clock about 80 more hours of flight time before heading back to Langkawi to complete my remaining flight training. ^^,

The journey here is not an easy one. We departed from HMA, Langkawi on the 6th of August at 1500 hours. The HMA van fetched us to the jetty which is about 30 minutes away. And this is what I am carrying with me :

A total of 3 bags. But weighs about 50kg I think. Need to carry my flight equipment, license and charts too. Which adds up to the weight of my uniform and other necessities and not forgetting 2 pairs of shoes. >.<

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After we reach the jetty, we had an early dinner before boarding the ferry to Kuala Perlis, which took another hour.

Arrival at Kuala Perlis. This is my first time here and I can’t help it but took some pictures.

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The ferry that we are on. And the ironic part, the ferry is called Kenangan 6 and there are actually 6 of us on this trip. How nice. ^^,

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After the ferry, we have to walk about 500m to the bus station. 500m might seem like a short distance. But lugging 50kg of cargo makes this 500m feels like 500 miles. Took us a good 10 – 15 minutes to get to the bus station. T.T

After that things are fairly straight forward here. Board the bus, sit for 10 hours and viola – Kuala Terrenganu! Though the bus ride is a little bumpy and I hit my head countless times on the window. An exciting trip nevertheless minus the cargo. ^^,

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So we departed HMA, Langkawi at 1500 on the 6th and arrived at HMA, Kuala Terrenganu at 0530 on the 7th. A total of 14 hours and 30 minutes of travelling. And that did not even include the cleaning time yet. Had to take another 3 hours to clean our rooms. And they did not even give us clean bed sheet. We have to wash the ones found at the house which is like its haven’t been washed for years! Take a whiff and you will pass out immediately. >.<

After that, we had a briefing on the operating procedures and areas and immediately after that, we went shopping for some essential stuffs at the town. Come back at 11pm, and we have to wake up at 6am the next day because we have familiarisation flight. It was hectic and tiring.

I am still feeling the effects now but nevertheless I am happy because I get to see some really nice places from the air during my flight – Pulau Redang, Pulau Kapas and the Kuala Terrenganu town.

Probably I will post pictures of my house soon. We live right next to a golf resort and the house is pretty nice and comfortable. ^^, Looking out the window and you will see the golf course. If you want to find it on Google Earth, just find the Kuala Terrenganu airport, look up north a lil and you will see the golf course with some houses there. That’s me there. ^^,

CA2 Debriefing

Forgot that I still have not seen this photos after transferring them into my com >.<

This was taken on the day after our CA2 examination – during the debriefing. ^^,

Of course there are lots more pictures but they are too obscene to be shared. >.< LOL. What do you expect!? LOL.

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Spot me in this picture. ^^,

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All these pictures were not taken by me but by Afiq. The man on the front row, left most (your left).

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Our Loading instructor. ^^, Capt. Tharani.

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This is our instructor for Performance A. Capt. Gautam “See figure 18 now and find the gross gradient at 400ft.” LOL.

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And the last but not the least. Definitely not the least! Capt. Rana who teaches us both Air Law and Human Performance Limit. It was so much fun. ^^,

CA2 definitely is the greatest phase of ground school. Everyday was filled with so much fun and 9 weeks felt so fast. Definitely not enough.

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And with the Danial a.k.a Mr. Bean we all know, he is always up to something. ^^,

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The day is ending. Tomorrow shall be another new one. Cherish everyday and live everyday like there is no tomorrow. Cheers~!


       

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