The messages that followed were from the various Academy departments with whom I was scheduled to sit exams over the forthcoming days. They contained details of the extensive provisions that had been made so that I could complete my current course agenda and its examinations. The practical tests, where there was no opportunity for cheating (by my taking the exams before other students), were being rescheduled for me to complete before I left, while the remainder I would be taking under examination conditions aboard the Earhart.
I was astounded! It was unheard of that the Academy would change examination arrangements like this, but I had no time to debate it. I had places to be ... and now!