Jason Smart is a school teacher, of ten-year-olds, no less. This should have prepared him for all of the dips and turns on the emotional rollercoaster of earning a private pilot's license in during 2002/2003.
His training began at busy Leeds-Bradford International Airport and concluded in the pastoral setting of the grass strip at the proudly-named Full Sutton Airfield. The legendary British weather was a constant nemesis. The battery of examinations thrown at pilots by Britain's CAA, as well as the strict airport regulations, landing fees, and other obstacles thrown Jason's way make his achievement more worthy and his tale infinitely interesting.
A worthwhile read if you are not interested in the topic, a must read if you are in training or considering training for the private pilot's license in Britain.
SMART FLGHT: LEARNING TO FLY IN THE UK comes in an immediately downloadable pdf file of 3532K, containing a total of 275 pages of text punctuated by several photos and diagrams.