BoeingOnFinal
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Piloting TRF - BMA And RNN In The Baltic Sea

Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:49 am

Things have been crazy lately. I've passed my ATPL exams, and started my CPL IR ME training here in Sandefjord. Counting the hours collecting to get 150 Total Time, I've flown more than 100 hours the last 3-4 months.

So, practicing approaches "under the hood", it is not easy to take pictures. But I have had two remarkable trips since my last trip report, and I wanted to share them with you. Also, check out my BLOG for more updates.

The first trip I wanted to share was a VFR trip to Stockholm, Bromma (BMA). I was pilot-in-command, and with me was my father and a friend of mine (which was also the camera man).

Click on the pictures for BIG VERSION

Early morning departure at 06:30 LT
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Oslofjorden
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And I pollute??
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-ESSB-5.jpg

I think this is Karlskoga Airport, can any Sweds confirm?
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Descent into Bromma
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Our approach, which states how centered the airport is placed in this huge Scandinavian city
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Turning downwind
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-ESSB-11.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-ESSB-12.jpg

Base turn, amazing view!
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-ESSB-14.jpg

On final. I can't express how it was to fly this approach, but I loved every second of it.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-ESSB-15.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-ESSB-16.jpg

You know how it is, I am a picture kind of guy. A short comment, and a huge picture. So if there are any questions, please do ask!
We spent about 5-6 hours in Stockholm city before returning. It was an amazing trip, and I got to widen my horizon aviation-wise. Very exciting..

Next, and IFR flight to Bornholm (link to wikipedia) (BNN), a danish Island south of Sweden. This was a part of my instrument training programme at Luftfartsskolen, in a C-172R G-1000 aircraft:

En-route Bornholm at FL100:
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Can anyone guess this airport?
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-EKRN-4.jpg

Göteborg, huge city (for us Scandinavians anyway):
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-EKRN-5.jpg

This small TCU ahead shows my "two seconds of IMC" this day. A total of 6 hours airborn, and I got to fly 1,8 seconds inside a cloud. Needless to say, an awesome day. Me and my instructor had a competition with the timer in our Cessna. "How long do you think we will be IMC?" I asked, while explaining the rules of how the winner who got the closest guess would get a free lunch at Bornholm. Me guessing two seconds, and my instructor three, he soon tried to change his guess as we where nearing the cloud at a breaknecking speed. Almost at the moment we felt the condensation drops clean off the bugs we picked up earlier with the leading edge wings, we where out, and nothing but blue skies ahead:
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Ronne city
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A four-engine jet aircraft trailing in front of the moon:
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On final, me flying the ILS approach while my instructor snaps photos. Amazing approach!
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Our aircraft:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-EKRN-14.jpg

A Cirrus, with Avidyne instrumentation:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-EKRN-15.jpg

We spent about an hour and a half in Ronne. A taxi-trip into the city and a pizza at a restaurant made me feel like a real pilot! Although, I did have to pay for it myself, regardless of bets won.  Smile
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RNN after departure:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-EKRN-10.jpg

Camera outside at FL100, PS3 degrees Celsius. Chilling..
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-EKRN-11.jpg

Enjoying cruise, how can one ever get sick of this?
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Briefing the ILS approach RWY 18 for Sandefjord Torp. We got vectors for positioning. And it was quite windy at Torp that day. At the threetops, it was from front and to the right at about 10 kts. But at 500 AGL, it was all cross-wind and 35 kts!
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-EKRN-12.jpg

That's all for now. Check out my blog, and you'll see the Seneca V I'll be flying in a couple of weeks time. I doubt there will be much time for pictures, but if I continue at this rate, I'll be posting pictures from an aviation job later this year  Smile

Have a great weekend!
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buck3y3nut
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RE: Piloting TRF - BMA And RNN In The Baltic Sea

Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:50 pm

Hey great trip report. Now I'm trying to find out which airport it is that you pictured... Will keep me busy at work for now
Thanks a lot for writing this report & sharing it with us...


edit: Is it KID? Kristianstad Airport???

[Edited 2008-06-13 07:55:07]

[Edited 2008-06-13 07:57:31]
 
SQA350
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RE: Piloting TRF - BMA And RNN In The Baltic Sea

Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:23 am



Quoting BoeingOnFinal (Thread starter):
Can anyone guess this airport?

It's Goeteborg Landvetter Airport.

You really had beautiful day! Great pics and report, thanks.
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RE: Piloting TRF - BMA And RNN In The Baltic Sea

Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:17 pm

Fantastic Trip Report! It's my dream to fly one day into Stockhlm Bromma! Stockhom must be at the top of the list when it comes to my fav. cities . I was there for New-Year's this year. It was lots of fun. I got to see the airport in a video I have of Malmo Aviation, when they took the BAE146 into Bromma.

Good luck with your IFR and your training. Hopefully I'll see you in the skies of Europe. I'm also working on converting my Canadian CPL into JAA so I can move and fly in Romania.

Cheers,

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BoeingOnFinal
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RE: Piloting TRF - BMA And RNN In The Baltic Sea

Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:27 pm

Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 1):
Hey great trip report. Now I'm trying to find out which airport it is that you pictured... Will keep me busy at work for now

You where close, I did actually fly past Kristianstad on my way to Bornholm. Here is a picture of my route. After LALIL we got a direct routing to Ronne VOR, so we where closer to Kristianstad than the route originally planned shows:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/BoeingOnFinal/ENTO-EKRN-16route.jpg

Quoting SQA350 (Reply 2):
It's Goeteborg Landvetter Airport.

I honestly don't remember, but I think you are correct Sir

Quoting Vio (Reply 3):
I'm also working on converting my Canadian CPL into JAA so I can move and fly in Romania.

Awesome, good luck with that! May I recommend Bristol Question Bank for your JAA theoretical exam, it helped me a lot.

[Edited 2008-06-18 08:29:49]

[Edited 2008-06-18 08:32:08]
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RE: Piloting TRF - BMA And RNN In The Baltic Sea

Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:36 pm

Not a European, so sorry if this is a silly question:

Did you have to clear customs/immigration after you landed? Are there even such facilities at these GA airports?

Great report.
 
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RE: Piloting TRF - BMA And RNN In The Baltic Sea

Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:21 am



Quoting SRT75 (Reply 5):
Did you have to clear customs/immigration after you landed? Are there even such facilities at these GA airports?

When an international airport is your departure or destination aerodrome, they notify the local customs of the destination aerodrome, and it is up to them if they want to greet you with a custom check or not.

When traveling between two non-international airports, you have to notify the local customs yourself, I believe at least four hours in advance of the Estimated Time of Arrival. And again, it is up to the local customs if they want to greet you or not. It is just a matter of notifying that you are coming, so they have the opportunity to check in if they deem it necessary.  Smile
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