This afternoon (09-02-2011) I received a phone call from Mr. Alex Haak of my flight school. John had introduced me to Mr. Haak with whom I had briefly spoken before leaving the school after my introductory flight (incidentally I recently found out that this flight is also known as a Discovery Flight) regarding my interest in pursuing the private pilot’s course. He had taken my contact details and asked me the preferred days and times I would like to learn to fly. As I finished my brief meeting with Mr. Haak, he told me he would contact me once he was able to find an instructor who would be able to teach on my preferred schedule.
So the call today was in reference to that meeting. Mr. Haak told me that my instructors’ name was Mr. Tim Wallace and my first flight lesson would be on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 3.00 pm. The other lessons were on Fridays at 5.30 pm and Saturdays at 9.00 am. He asked me if I wanted to learn on the Piper or if I had a preference for any other plane. Mr. Pham had suggested that I fly in the Sea Hawk and so I said I preferred that plane. Mr. Haak said, “Okay I’ll book you down for that plane. Any other questions?” I had no further questions, but then Mr. Haak remembered something and then proceeded to ask me if I was a U.S. citizen and if I had gone through the health test. I responded in the affirmative and he suggested that I ought to bring the necessary proof before I fully registered on the course. We finished the conversation with Mr. Haak saying that he would have my pilot’s kit ready when I arrived on Sunday. This kit contains the learning materials for ground school.
Later in the day when I checked my email I found that Mr. Haak had set up my classes in Outlook Messenger as meetings to which no response was required. I liked that because it was a nice reminder.