enhd1432 From Norway, joined Aug 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4759 times:
Time for a new TR. This time the purpose of the trip was to visit relatives in Mosjøen, a town in the middle of Norway.
This route is quite special to me since it involves a leg on the Dash 8-100series. One can say that my interest in aviation started in a Dash 8 on approach into Mosjøen, back in the good old days when they flew with an open cockpit door.
Well enough chitchat.
Bergen - Trondheim (BGO-TRD)
Flight: Norwegian DY170
Actual departure: 16:01
Actual arrival: 17:04
Aircraft: Boeing 737-86N
I will not provide a lot of pictures of this flight but some technical information
Not much to say about preflight, got to the airport and checked in on one of Norwegians self check-in automates and self helped baggage drops.
Bergen airport has a shortage of seats at some of the gates, which makes it benefiting to be early at the gate.
The cockpit of LN-NOQ
Total fuel: 5.6 GT
Used fuel (during flight): 2.4 GT
GW: 55.5 GT
COST INDEX: 15
CRZ ALT: FL330
This is the STAR we flew into Trondheim, LASAG 3M. As you can see it contains a lot of the waypoint we actually passed by.
Lined up and spooling engines, this is the F/Os leg
The Pedestal. The NAVs are tuned to 109.90 which is the localizer at runway 27
Approach into ENVA
Taxi into gate
After shutdown. Thanks to the crew, see you next time
This aircraft, like most of Norwegians aircraft's has a portrait of a noteworthy Scandinavian on its tail fin.
This particular aircraft is portraying Kristian Birkeland who was a Norwegian scientist and is best known for being the first person to clarify Aurora borealis. He can also be found on the Norwegian 200 Kroner note.
In Trondheim I had to check in again since the next flight with Widerøe, a part of the SAS Group, and competitor of Norwegian. I had about three and a half hours in Trondheim, which turned out to be a perfect opportunity for a meal. Afterwards I headed down to the commuter terminal to wait for boarding. I can tell you that if Bergen has a shortage of seat at some of the gates, then this particular terminal has a serious problem. Sorry for not having a picture. One thing is when there are several Dash 8-103, 37-seats aircraft's boarding at ones, but the serious problem occurs when the Boeing 737s are using the gates, which happens.
Flight: Widerøe WF744
Actual departure: 20:35
Actual arrival: 21:43
Aircraft: Dash 8-103B
LN-WIN operating as WF744 at gate 40
GW: ca 33000 lbs = ca 14970 KG
LVK is an NDB 7.5 NM out of Namsos, lined with the center line. The NDB at the opposite runway is NMS, when we took off NMS was plotted in to the FMS, but later changed
Descending through 8600 feet
Above the clouds the sun is always shining
Found a hole in the clouds
Both the pilots are captains. This leg was the right seated captains turn at the controlls
This almost, kind of depicts how I sense a cockpit ride. I have never managed to capture it with a camera, and I have yet to do so! I like wide angle shots. It gives you the wide range of vision that like in reality, pluss it give depth.
Visual of the airport situated inmost the fjord
The NAVs are tuned at 108.50 which is the LOC for runway 25 (opposite runway)
Mosjøen airport has seen some improvements and renovation over the last ten years although it's facing closure in a few years
Until next time LN-WIN
Overviewing the town of Mosjøen. Didn't get the chance to climb the mountain Øyfjellet (opposite in the picture). The clouds were broken at 1300 feet(not in this picture) and the mountain is 2683 feet.
After the official demands for security checks at every airport (about 2004), due to some lunatic who hijacked a small plane with an axe and almost succeeded in crashing it (no political motive), the cafeteria has been replaced by this (money goes in the box)
Surprisingly many foreigners, some are waiting for the north bound flight
My seat: 10B
The dash 8 cabin is nice, been a while since I've sat in it though
The commuter area at ENVA, Trondheim
So long, LN-WIH
Came taxing by to park with the others on the opposite side of the runway
Oh God I was angry I only had a wide angle lens on the camera at the present time
Norwegian air ambulace
OY-KFB one of the relatively newly acquired CRJs that SAS bought after having several incidents with their Q400s
LN-WIH has come back from another flight and is parked at a different gate
Trondheim - Bergen (TRD-BGO)
Flight: Scandinavian Airlines SK 4163
Aircraft: Boeing 737-683
enhd1432 From Norway, joined Aug 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3545 times:
Nice to know it was somewhat interesting.
To answer your questions, I don't work for any airline all I did was ask the captain if I could use the jumpseat. So, if your ever flying in Scandinavia on either Norwegian, SAS or Widerøes flights recommend you to first ask the stewardess if you could take a picture in the cockpit, then when your in the cockpit ask the pilots if it's possible to use the jumpseat. If you ask the stewardess directly I think your more likely to get a negative answer.
The camera is Canon 60D with mostly Sigma 10-20 and canon 17-85
daviation From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 432 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3473 times:
These are the types of threads that make a.net truly interesting. I enjoyed every picture and text! Pardon me for saying that this is so much more interesting than seeing yet another trip report with too many pictures of meals and desserts! Thank you for posting.