I always encourage my Instagram followers to ask me questions. Today I answer some of those questions in this Q&A post. Questions & Answers – part 3 consists of the following subjects; Are you allowed to wear jewelry while on duty? What were my responsibilities while working at the simulator company? Do I sing? Questions about my schedule and if I get to go on holidays. Be sure to ask me questions of your own and your question might be answered in the next Questions & Answers article.
|⇒ @futpil, @aero.gate, @vanrosseyon – Are you allowed to wear jewelry while on duty? (picture)
Yes I am allowed to wear jewelry. However, it shouldn’t be showy. I always wear a watch when I am flying and most of the time some small earrings. A bracelet would just get in the way and there is always a risk that it will get damaged or scratched because of all the metal parts in the cockpit.
|⇒ @futpil – What were your responsibilities while you were working at the simulator company (picture)
I had a couple of responsibilities while I was working there. First things first, the simulator isn’t certified. That means the simulator can not be used for official trainings and exams. A certification process costs a lot of money and the sim should be in impeccable condition in order to get certified. Hence, most of the guests were aviation enthusiasts and other people that fancied having a go in a moving flight simulator. Some had experience, others saw all those overwhelming bright lights and countless buttons for the first time.
Anyway, it was my job to brief the customers, to set up and operate the simulator. Of course I was also acting as an instructor during the session. Some people got the hang of it quickly. With others it sometimes took a while. Serving coffee was also part of the deal 😉
|⇒ @matt.bond.music – Do you sing? (picture)
I wish! I am rubbish really… But I do love music though! Basically I like all sorts of “normal” music as long as it’s not something out of a top50 😉
Recently I received these questions per emaiI and it wasn’t the first time either. So here you go! I call them bonus answers 🙂 Do you get leaves? Yes! I know my schedule in advance and can request days off. It’s not guaranteed that I will actually get it but at least I have the opportunity to put in a request. Do you get to go on vacation? I most certainly do. Just recently I have been to the Philippines and I explored some of the most breathtaking Islands on this planet (more about the Philippines soon!). And how many days do I work? Too many! No just kidding haha. I work between 15 and 20 days a month.
That will be all for now. Stay tuned for more!
In case you have anything to add, please don’t hesitate to write a comment… And if you have a question of your own, use the contact form and perhaps it will be your question that is answered in the next Questions & Answers article 😉 Be sure to read up on Q&A – Part 1 & Q&A – Part 2!