PIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8948 times:
Just last week I returned from a month long vacation in the country i originate from - Pakistan. Living in Denmark we took a flight from Copenhagen to Islamabad. Wanting to do something extra for my wife and son, I ordered Business Class seats and boy what a treat it became to be. 2 wonderful flights both on the outward and homeward trip. Im not much of an author and writing skills in English are just soso. But I would happily like to share with you the videos of both trips. And I hope (moving)pictures say more than a thousand words.
Video one is of CPH-ISB (Copenhagen-Islamabad). Video taken from Cockpit of descent, approach and landing
Video two is of departure lounge in ISB, apron movements, takeoff shot from Business+ paxcabin and then cockpit approach to Oslo, Gardermoen and later business+ paxcabin of approach to Copenhagen, Kastrup.
Videos have already been featured on GlobalPia - the unofficial fansite of PIA.
The videos have been compressed to 20 and 30 megabytes to keep the original filesizes of 150+ megabytes down to minimum.
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8357 times:
Wow. I really enjoyed that!
Brought back some memories of the many times I have flown into CPH and OSL. Was cool to see images of action at Pakistani airports.
And I think the music was brilliantly chosen for this!
Thank you for sharing this.
PIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8188 times:
Quoting J-bird (Reply 8): Really brilliantly done.... two questions for you:
Thanks for posting this, it was very enjoyable. Also, I liked the music too - fit the pictures perfectly.
1. How did you get the cockpit access?
2. Your video highlights a fault indicator lit for engine 1 - did you ask what that meant?
1) I got the access because I knew the crew beforehand. Otherwise its impossible to get access (almost impossible)
2) I didnt ask, because at that time the pilots were busy flying and I didnt want to interfere. But I wasnt nervous, nor did the pilot seem to react to the overhead annunciation. So I dont think it was anything dangerous.
You are most welcome. I really love to share all aviation stuff. But special pleasing is it to share something unique like this - inflight cockpit video of a PIA aircraft, never before seen online.
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7899 times:
I would love to see the vids, as I am curious on your experience with PIA (do you plan a detailed report, too?).. do you think you can compess a little so the size is smaller?
I recommend the STOIK Video converter (Freeware): see as example my vids:
PIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7897 times:
I was actually planning a regular tripreports, which I will accompany with photos of the cabin and catering.
Let me just have a look at that STOIK thing - Ill probably give a serious go, so U also can be able to view the videos. As far as my experience with PIA, in short, I was treated like a king - no less. Very impressed by PIAs inflight service. On ground in Pakistan, its a completely different story. You know what I mean, probably the same all over south-asia.
Cricket, yeah - quick demise of Inzie changed the whole thing. Saw it live here in Denmark on Sony channel.
PIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7773 times:
Thanks for telling me about your trip report and videos. I enjoyed reading it and watching the videos. Yes, I really do agree, riding the jumpseat is the second best thing, obviously the best would be the front seats
For those of U who find the background music distracting, the videos are now also to be found on www.flightlevel350.com site.