Taking a wise lady's advice and accepting my grey hair. (slowly)
Forever imagining Kristi, Ryan and sproglet.
ETPS (The course that Pilot dragged himself through last year) is widely joked about causing splits in relationships.
The pressure put on and work load thrown at the student is unbelievable and undesirable. This pressure filters down to the wives/girlfriends/husbands/boyfriends of the students in a perverse kind of ‘Pay It Forward’ thing.
One relationship ended seven months in to the course, another a month after graduation, and now, the engineer working with Pilot at the test squadron and his fiancee have called it a day.
We know of two more couples who are ‘spending time apart’ and ‘trying to find themselves again’.
This is not ok.
It’s like, a 12% (or perhaps 20%) relationship terminator success rate.
On the plus side, the American guy on course is now engaged to be married in July to an English girl he met while living in Salisbury last year and the Swiss guy is marrying his long term German girlfriend.
So that’s the upside I guess.