|Quoting axio (Reply 9):|
Their groundspeed was gradually increasing and then a little more at the end. Is that likely reflected in airspeed or was the wind speed the contributor?
Wind speeds were increasing the further south they went. Increased groundspeeds are almost definitely attributable to that.
|Quoting CANPILOT (Reply 42):|
Why is their aviation guy Richard Quest so dramatic with everything he says? He is literally repeating the same points, but just yelling them louder each time they put him on.
|Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 48):|
Do pilots normally report when they are beginning their descent ?
If assigned an immediate descent (i.e. "descend to FL300"), the pilots will read back the instruction and then start descending. There's no specific call to say they're starting down, but the readback of the instruction is just as good. If they were given a crossing restriction with a descent at their own discretion (i.e. "descend when ready, cross [intersection] at FL300"), then they'd read back the instruction but might not start descending right away. They are supposed to advise ATC when they start descending under those circumstances, but it's not at all uncommon for that call to not be made for any number of reasons.