|Quoting cpd (Reply 5):|
Cool Virgin America screenshots.
Thanks. That is an airline that I want to fly on, and since they just started flying into ORD
, I now have a chance to! One of these days I'll take them for a quick weekend trip to either LAX
Is the overspeed to help the paint dry quicker?
I love that plane, wish they were still in use in the States. However I am glad that I got a chance to fly on them when ZW
was a UA
regional carrier and I flew them on ORD
. Smooth and quiet.
I am not in my comfort zone with long distance flights, however I just had to do this one, LAX
. My new company's main office is in SYD
, so I flew over there in FS9 for some "virtual training" with the Project Airbus A380 for QF
, flight 12.
Late night departure out of LAX
, around 10:30 local time.
Another bird with a long flight ahead!
And we are off, a few minutes behind schedule.
After a long, long time of flying, the first hint of the sun is starting to appear behind me.
Wheels down and flaps down, need to make sure I get this landing right! About 6 miles behind me is my AI
counterpart, QF12 that took off shortly after I did. Made for fun ATC communication....you talking to me or the other QF12?
Some early early morning fog at SYD
An Aeropelican JS31 holding short while the whale jet comes in.
Not a pretty landing, no pretty flare, but we are wheels on the ground, and a big sigh of relief from the cockpit.
The B738 also looks very small compared to the A380!
Early morning at SYD
, still looks quiet
Aircraft at the gates still have their lights off and waiting for their first flights of the day.
Not a A380 suitable gate, but this is where I am parking!
Baggage unloading time, that has to be a long process with this plane.
Notice the fuel left, that is why there was some nervous moments in the cockpit. Almost did not load enough fuel.