5 weeks left!

Spring break has come and gone and there are only five weeks left of my first year here at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This year has gone by so fast and it is weird to already be making plans for my summer.

I am looking into taking some courses over the summer at a Community College near my house. This is a good way to save a bit of money and get some of your general education credits out of the way. I am also looking for a job where I can make enough money to pay for next year’s tuition. So, if anyone knows of any openings please don’t hesitate to contact me. Hopefully I can make enough to fund my instrument rating as well, wouldn’t that be nice! Anyways, now that we are on the home stretch, it means that final exams are approaching and I will most likely be spending most of my time in the coming weeks studying at the library.

One thing I have noticed about college that is different from life in high school is that during college, there are distinct “phases” throughout the academic school year. In other words, every couple of weeks seem to be different in terms of what you are getting ready for. It seems like you are always preparing for something (i.e. an exam, presentation, break or a new unit), whereas in high school it seemed (at least for me) that there would be weeks, if not months, where school just felt unproductive, time-consuming and, for lack of a better word, boring. Things are much different here at Riddle and therefore, that is my theory as to why time literally flies by when you are in college. However, I will understand that this might change as I get closer to graduation.

As I wrote earlier, I decided to wait to take my Private Pilot Check ride until after spring break. Now that it is “after spring break”, I should be flying towards the end of this week or beginning of next, weather and schedule permitting, so stay tuned for updates on that. Other than that, I don’t have too much else to inform you about. Sorry for not having a plethora of pictures for you this time (I know that is what everyone looks forward to). The camera on my phone which I usually use to take pictures for my journal entries has decided to stop working for me. However, I didn’t want you to leave feeling empty handed so here is a picture I thought was pretty cool which I took with my iPod on my way back to Florida after spring break.

Sunrise at 35,000 feet


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About Dylan

**Name:** Dylan Johnston **Major:** Aeronautical Science **Minor:** Applied Meteorology **Hometown:** Seattle, Washington **Career Goals:** To have a successful career as a pilot in the Airline Industry; becoming a captain for a major airline and flying internationally. **Activities:** WIKD Radio, Skydiving Club. Avid golfer, Frisbee expert and body surfing master.

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