So the day finally came. The day to take my Basic Field Evaluation Exam to become a reservist weather pony. Now since Rainbow Dash will be my boss if I pass she was not allowed to administered the exam. Instead the Weather Service sent down from Cloudsdale one Black Cloud to give the exam; who was about as different as Rainbow Dash as a pony can be. Imagine Ben Stein as a weather pony. "Bueller?"
Now there was nothing on exam that I had not practiced dozens of times. The big difference was that the exam was given over a two and half hour period. With no breaks, no landing and especially no landing on clouds. Therefore if you weren't flying around, pushing clouds, manipulating clouds, or bucking them you were hovering. This really pushed my endurance since usually don't fly for more than an hour at a time, and if you get tired you land. Therefore I was very happy when I was able to complete the exam ahead of schedule.
I was also very happy to learn that I got 92% on the written exam. That along with my performance during the Basic Field Evaluation Exam meant I easily got my certification as a reservist weather pony. In fact after six months of service and a letter of recommendation from my boss, Rainbow Dash, I could apply to take Procedural Certification Exam and become a full weather pony.
It is a silly thing to be excited about. I mean it is just my dreams not real life, I don't get any real money out of it but I still found passing the exam to be a very rewarding experience for me. And then a rare thing happened. Rainbow Dash actually bought me a round over at the Bucking Mare. link
To be continued.