Tue, Jun 02, 2009
Prince Harry Says Math Is Tough
The man third in line to the British throne is having a tough
time with the math involved in learning to fly helicopters,
according to multiple reports in the British press. He's five
months into training learning to fly front-line Apache
In an interview in New York, Prince Harry said he was surprised
by the intensity of the training to be a combat pilot. "There's
times when I thought, you know, I'm not really cut out for this
mentally," the Prince admitted.
"I hope I've got the physical skills to fly a helicopter. But
mentally, there are exams and everything. I mean, I can't do maths.
I gave that up when I left school, as anyone does at that age. But
I've been throwing myself back in the deep end."
Helicopter training is not the first job Harry has held since
graduation from Sandhurst, a British military academy. He was
first a tank commander, but was not deployed to Iraq because of
security concerns. He later was a forward air controller in
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