To any Irish members, have you ever flown Aer Arann ?
I got the chance to fly in a jump seat in one of their SD 3-60's. A good experience but it was a little, well boring ! It was in Turbulence, 33kt crosswinds and we cruised in cloud to and from the destination of Donegal.
Very experienced crew: a mechanic & instructor for a co-pilot and a Virgin A340 Captain who took some time off the giant to get in some hand flying. They were two very talented men. Both landed the plane in severe winds, basically without me knowing we even touched down ! Maybe you're out their Virgin A340 captain ??