I enjoy these sessions. I like being in class with other pilots. Their eyes have seen some low approaches in snow. Now, I’ve been there too; I know what they have seen. I like to think about the systems in the comfort of the classroom, rather than in a dark cockpit. I especially like the companionship of O’Neil Smith, a fellow captain with whom I have been paired the past two years, and, if all holds, we’ll be paired again this month. O’Neil is the consummate aviator and an all-around good man. I’ve learned a lot from him and it’s not just about airplanes. We have a good time in the sim, kidding around to reduce the tension, and mostly nailing our altitudes, memory items and system “emergencies.” Then we have dinner.