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I graduated from Warwick with a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics in 2006. While at Warwick, the main use for my blog was usually to whinge at something or other in the news, about the University, the Union or something else that irritated me.

When I left Warwick I started a course to fulfil a life-long ambition, to be an airline pilot. I qualified on the Airbus A320 series in May 2008 and am now a First Officer on the Airbus A319 with easyJet. While training I used this blog as a diary of my progress, but eventually it took up too much time and also became a bit repetitive so I stopped. However, now I’m settled in to my career and have more time, I’ll reintroduce it in the near future.

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