I explained my frustrations regarding my lack of competence in Vertical Reference and Andre did an expert job of explaining to me what was going on and why I was having the trouble that I was having. By the way that was all done via email. We had not even talked over the phone yet. I was really hoping to see something different than what I had been previously exposed to. I knew I could long line, but for whatever reason, I just couldn’t get any traction working with the in-house instructors at the company I work for. I wanted to come out of the training with confidence that I could, in fact, fly a long line safely and efficiently, and I wanted to understand the steps necessary to flying a long line in the commercial market.
I liked the professionalism and the methodology of the training regimen. The students were held to an extremely high standard from the beginning and at no time were we allowed to slack off, regardless of how tired or frustrated we might have been. In fact, the standards got even tighter as fatigue started to set in which ultimately made us better in my opinion. In addition, I also really enjoyed the atmosphere, we weren’t customers, we were family from the minute we got to Volo. There was plenty of laughs and good times, but when it was time to get down to the business of Vertical Reference, things became very focused and very serious.