If this is the wrong forum. Sorry! I thought it fits in here. You may redirect this for sure! A deletion would be sad though.
I would like too share a nice day on board of 2 Lufthansa aircrafts with you. I have been flying from CDG
and retour for finding an apartment around FRA
as I’ll move soon. I took LH4213 starting at 11.00 LT
. The friendly crew allowed me a jumpseat ride in the cockpit of D-AIRH. I enjoyed it very much as I know some interesting stuff about this plane since I got my type training for maintenance mechanics on the A320 family shortly. We pulled out of parking position X05 at satellite 6 at CDG1. After engine start we got our taxi clearance to rwy 27L via the outer loop (Alpha loop), twy Delta and Quebec to holding point K7.
As we were riding with speedy 27 knots GS
over the bridge at the Alpha loop, we had to slow down because of a really slow taxiing AC
B767. As the 767 turned into November the PNF requested permission for twy F for to overtake the slow travelling AC
. The request was denied. I think because F is used for traffic that landed on 27L/R and needs to taxi to CDG2 and CDG3. At least that’s what’s on my Jeppesen charts. (See 20-9D if you have the charts).
The controller asked the Canadian guys to hurry up a bit due to traffic behind. And they did so.
Here you can see my view on twy N.
While turning on twy B I could take a nice shot of the “daydreamers”
On Y12 we saw a huge crowd of AF
A340 and B777. Look at this one speeding up as we were waiting on K7.
When this guy passed the pilots started the chronometers because a minimum time is needed to avoid wake turbulences before entering the rwy and especially in flight. After I think 3 minutes we were cleared for take off. Here we taxied into position and hold.
The A321 was speeding up a bit slow for me. I’m used to the 737 and recently had an take off with unrated engines. That was much more power! Gears are up and we’re passing 1000ft.
A sharp right turn and a lot of shortcuts made put us ahead of schedule.
Final approach to Frankfurt. Financial district can be seen here.
ONE HUNDRED… camera is still on. SNAP! …..
Now I found a new apartment. I’m very happy as I only had one picked out for this trip. I checked in using the self boarding procedure. Here I wait at gate A34. My name is written on the standby list.
I was very lucky catching another great 737 crew which had just arrived from Turin.
We were taxing out to rwy 18. Take off power set, you have controls.
Franfurt Radar, Guten Abend this is Lufthansa 61 Foxtrott airborne outta 18 passing 1000’. Hallo, you’re identified climb flight level 170 and turn right heading 230.
Yes, that’s one of the reasons why I love flying
The Co was in need for a “short break”. Too much coffee?
Joining this view has been a truly amazing experience to me!
One thing came in my mind: Do you want to claim your Abitur or not!?…
Passing some thin cloud layers on finals for 27R at CDG
Runway inside. Engine anti ice off, flaps 15 please. Whoop whoop. Auto pilot off.
Bon soir! Cleared to land 27R.
A great approach for a smooth touch down
Once again. FIFTY…
61F hold short of 27L
Hm. No torches??? Anyway. Taxi lights and rwy turn off lights are off, APU GEN on, APU bleed on. Marshaller is waving us into X05 where my trip started some hours ago.
After engine shutdown checklist
THANKS TO ALL
THE FRIENDLY CREWS FOR
THIS NICE DAY
[Edited 2007-02-02 00:44:13]