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Herman

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In Topic: My other hobby...

09 July 2020 - 03:54 PM

Q&A time...  Some of you may be wondering where I get my routes from. Well, first of all I obtain my navigational charts (AIRACS) from a Swedish company called, "Navigraph".  Website: www.navigraph.com  The charts are constantly updated but I permanently use AIRAC 1908.

 

The above is the basic requirement for planning purposes. Next, is the actual route planning which is obtained via the website: http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/  i.e. EHAM (Amsterdam) to EDDF (Frankfurt)

The resulting route is then copy / pasted into an ATC application called, "Pro-ATC/X". See product website: www.pointsoftware.de  The derived codes are then "translated" into a definite route and simultaneously processed for verbal ATC instructions from beginning to end of the flight.

 

Actual "realtime" flight information is obtained via www.flightaware.com (less flights are currently shown due to the horrid COVID-19 situation) The aircraft type is also indicated and this influences my aircraft choice between destinations.

In principle flight altitudes from East to West are always even i.e. 34,000ft (FL340) and West to East i.e. 35,000ft (FL350)

 

Hope it clarifies.

 

Herman  :)

 

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In Topic: Ominous Clouds

09 July 2020 - 03:14 PM

Super shot Herman! I’m in Colorado right now and it’s about 80 degrees here. Have to deliver in Denver in the morning and then pick up a load of cat food to take back to Portland, Oregon and then some home time! Jeff

 

Thanks, Jeff.  Drive safely... good to hear from you!  Spoil those Portland kitty-cats... 

 

:)  


In Topic: My other hobby...

07 July 2020 - 09:27 AM

A short domestic flight today from Nuremburg to Frankfurt, Germany. The weather was fair so it was smooth flying to our destination.

Journey time +/-30 minutes.

 

Herman  :)

 

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After obtaining clearance to taxi we head towards runway 28

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The control tower advises us to wait due to incoming traffic

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Ascending at an angle of approximately 15 degrees to our initial assigned altitude of 9000 feet (FL90)

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We continue our climb to our planned cruise altitude of 18000 feet (FL180). Mark, that co-pilot was suffering from air-sickness!!!  ;)

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Having reached our cruise altitude, it's time to be spoilt with a cuppa (just look who's waiting at the cockpit door)

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Nothing like a cup of coffee at 18000 feet!

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The FMC system (L) the route being flown ® the approach / landing settings (input @flight preparation time)

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Before you know it, we have started our descent and passengers have been advised to fasten their seatbelts

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Lining up for our approach runway 25L (@250 degrees and on the left as there a multiple runways)

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Our wheels are rolling on Frankfurt Airport as we make our way to the assigned terminal / gate

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Always busy, busy, busy at these mega airports...

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At our destination... hope you enjoyed the ride!

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Thanks for looking.  :)

 

PS. Let me know if you want me to do a specific route and I will take it under consideration.

Note - my activities are restricted to Africa, Europe & North America!

 

 


In Topic: My other hobby...

25 June 2020 - 04:41 AM

SAA Twilight flight Cape Town to George, South Africa

 

 

A short domestic Airbus A319 flight from Cape Town (FACT) to George (FAGG) located in the Eastern Cape.

Fasten your seatbelts and let's go...

 

:)

 

 

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Ready for departure at Cape Town International Airport

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Pushback has just been accomplished and we are ready to role after a few final checks

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Taxiing towards our designated runway 34

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We climb and see the City of Cape Town with it's famous Table Mountain in the distance

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We do a sharp turn to the right so as to fly in an easterly direction and continue our climb

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Passing over rugged mountain terrain

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Cruising along at FL190

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As dusk takes hold, we decend initially to FL120 followed by FL70 and later to FL32

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Lined up for the approach to runway 11

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Touchdown at George Airport

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On the apron at George Airport with engines shut-down and ready for a good night sleep.

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Thanks for looking... Good night!


In Topic: My other hobby...

23 June 2020 - 03:30 AM

Wizzing from Belgrade to Gothenborg

 

WIZZ Airbus A320 flight from Belgrade (LYBE) to Gothenborg (ESGG). This is an actual operational flight schedule...

Fair weather conditions but unfortunately mostly cloudy along the way.

 

:)

 

 

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Our aircraft as seen from behind a fence at Nikola Tesla International Airport, Belgrade

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Strict flight levels and speed limits apply whilst flying in Serbian airspace. No higher than FL60 and no faster than 230~250kts.

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Cruising at FL360

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Winging our way in a north-westerly direction

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Cruising FL360 increased to FL380 along the way to avoid increased turbulance (for passenger comfort & mine)

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Flying over the Oresund Strait which separates Denmark from Sweden. Below us is the Oresund bridge/tunnel with Copenhagen (L) and Malmo ®. The island seen is Saltholm. 

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Fast approaching the towns of Helsingor (Denmark) and Helsingborg (Sweden). Ferries operate between the two towns.

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Tight turns as to line up for the approach to Landvetter Airport, Gothenborg, Sweden

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A visual on runway 03 in sight... 

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We head towards Gate 19 as instructed via Ground ATC

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Passengers and cargo are off-loaded from our aircraft.

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Thanks for looking!