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Basic Field Evaluation Exam by Baron-Engel Basic Field Evaluation Exam by Baron-Engel
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.
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Man, two hours of flying. That is no joke!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah I was winded after that.
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Gilhin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I can totally understand being excited about it; I think it triggers the same emotional award that 'achievements' do in modern games. Most of the time you don't get anything useful from them (in the game or out), but there's still a sense of accomplishment when the little notification pops up on your screen.  For whatever reason, that little piece of imaginary acknowledgement means something to you. It was a challenge, and you beat it~
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That and when I got home Petina and Carousel were there to celebrate to achievement with. All in all it was a good day.
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Gilhin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Sounds like it was, yeah.  Always good to have people/ponies around to help you celebrate the little things~
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Eeyup!
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radiantsilverfire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
congrats!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A Ben Stein pony? Oh God. Just keep the Clear Eyes away.... :D

Anyway, congratulations on passing the exam! True it may be a dream, but for you these dreams are far more. They build and have continuity. And considering how some of your Dreamscape's have lasted for many years, I see no reason to not get excited when something like this happens. I mean, you've been hammering away at this for weeks dreamwise. Considering how much you can recount from Andur and all your dreamscapes at the drop of a hat, that's allot of work to just consider it a dream.

I have to side with :iconf0xridley:. Think of it like reaching a acheivement milestone in a game. A game many of us would die to get our hands on. :D
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Wonder how clouds feel like when touched by an earth pony...
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