Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Airbus A319 flight deck

 Another chance to take a picture of an awesome aircraft, yesterday I flew back to the UK and had a chat with the flight crew at the end of the flight. Hence the pictures of the cockpit and the nice sunset over some building thunderstorms we had on our way to Bristol Lulsgate (EGGD).

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Jumpseat ERJ-190

Back in France for the holidays, 3 flights in a row, one of which was in the flight deck. I also had a chance to take a picture of the nice Dash-8 cockpit (see below), and hopefully I'll take one of the Airbus A319 next week.

That was my very first flight onboard an ERJ-190. I wasn't allowed in for the take-off. Nevertheless, the flight crew called me once in cruise and I enjoyed every single minute till we stopped down on the apron. If there was any need for some more proofs of addiction, here they are ...

Sunday, 13 December 2009

End of lectures, mock exams week

I must say, that went fast, really fast!
We are done with the lectures for the seven first subjects. Tomorrow is the first day of the mock exams week, which aims at getting an idea of how well we'll perform on the real exam, and whether we should go to Gatwick for that particular exam. We still have two weeks holidays starting this friday, and hopefully we'll be fully ready in three weeks time to pass the CAA exams in London Gatwick.

The sun dared to show up for the very first time in a month last thursday. Almost as good on friday, I took my camera with me and went on to the apron just before the first lecture, and how surprised was I to catch this superb Falcon 20 from FRAviation on his take-off run poping out of the fog a few yards before passing the sun! Kind of magic really!

We also got a chance to fly the FNPT2 simulator used for MCC training, and see how tricky can ILS approaches be. It certainly helps keeping an eye on the final goal, which has a boosting effect in these tough days ..

Well, I think it's time to get back to studies, a fair amount of work has already been done, but we are not on holidays, yet.