T-38A Talon (VF-43) and an F-14A Tomcat (VF-143) in flight near MCAS Yuma, Arizona - 1977
فرمیشن تی-38 تالون مدل آ اسکادران وی اف-43 و اف-14 تامکت مدل آ اسکادران وی اف-143 هر دو از نیروی دریایی بر فراز منطقه یوما ایالت آریزونا، 1977
On my PF sector:
Captain “are you happy with FL360?”
Me “yes, we’re filed for FL360 so I’m happy”
Captain looks at the FMC CRZ page and he’s like “but the optimum altitude is FL410, are you sure that you don’t want to climb?”
Me “I’m happy here”
Captain “umm, we can save a little bit of time and fuel, so I think we’ll go up to FL400”. For fuck sake well done, you’re going to save like 20KGs of fuel, 2 minutes on the arrival time, and as a result, we’re going to get cancer. What is the fucking point? The winds are practically the same half the time, and most importantly, why the fuck would you give yourself more work to do? The cruise is basically my relaxation time. We’re doing 4 sectors which is plenty of fucking work as it is, so I’m looking forward to either taking photos for my gram, or reading Dear Deirdre in The Sun.
I don’t really feel fucking comfortable either when you get these overly brave cunts who want to climb slightly above the optimum altitude. Fucking end up with my arsehole doing 50p 5p and having to stare at coffin corner like a lemon and start adjusting the speeds and thrust as soon as I feel a slight jolt. To make this whole process more pointless, we get given early descents when going to busy airspaces anyway, so that’s the 20kg that we were going to save that’s now been thrown out of the fucking window, and I’ve taken less photos for my gram. What a fucking shit day this is. #livingthedream#bevisuallyinspired#pilotproblems#pilotpoo#poolife#pilotlife#aerosexual#avgeek#instapilot#aviation#igpilot#flying#instagramaviation#flightdeck#crewlife#firstofficer#captain#boeing#b737#flightdeck#avgeek#aviationdaily#planeporn#studentpilot#igaviation#aviationhumour#aviationmemes#airlinepilot#planeporn
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Sorry for the past 3 weeks of inactivity. I was on holiday and there was no internet connection. Even my 4g didn't work. I really enjoyed my holiday and especially Paris. It was an amazing day in the city of lights🗼🇫🇷 I will upload a few shots from Paris on my stories soon! Would like some shoutouts to get me out of the shadowban again🙈🤷🏻♂️ Thanks
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[Educational post] Right. Had a few remarks/PM’s regarding yesterdays Kabul post. So why not back it up with facts for those needing it and some interesting stuff for those loving it. 😉 How do I get 70003kgs safety into the air whilst keeping my license, job and everyone safe and within limits? Watch the TOGW box (bottom left) in picture 2&3. This is how;
Weather creeping in from the north. Taking off on runway 29 has a right turnout leading you straight into that approaching storm containing plenty of bumps, strong winds, rain and lightning. I’ll try and avoid that. - -
Picture 2 - Runway 11
So we need to lift 70003 kgs of the runway. We set our performance conditions and it tells us we can safely lift 70974 kgs (botton left TOGW) of that runway. Perfect. 😁👍🏼 We effectively have a spare 971 kgs to play with. So no need to offload passengers and bags and all within limits. I’m happy. 😁👍🏼
Picture 3 - Runway 29
Still we need to lift that 70003kgs of the runway. Not only do we turn right into the oncoming bad weather but our performance tool tells us we can’t lift more than 63373 into the air. Hmmm...🤔 If we do this I need to justify offloading 6630 kgs. (aka about 40 passengers or ALL bags) - -
As a gift we spotted a lovely Antonov 124. 😍😁
As a sidenote something else to consider. If we lose an engine in takeoff we end up going into that storm irrespective of the runway selected. However for runway 29 you’ll turn into it pretty soon whilst low and slow and dealing with memory items, configuration and performance issues. For runway 11 we have much more track miles and altitude and the situation contained so we can focus on flying and the situation. And maybe alter our track.
Safety first, by the book.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Of to Baghdad now. 😁✈️ #pilotairpro#4pilots#aviationtopia#flightdeck#pilot#pilotlife#megaplane#instapilot#megaaviation#igpilotsoftheweek#instatravel#instaviation#aviator#avgeek#airlinelife#photooftheday#pilotlife#crewlife#pilot#boeing#boeinglovers#boeingairplanes#flydubai#737#pilotgopro#boeing737#runway#megaplane#piloteyes737#instapilot#airlinepilot#globalaviationrepost
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Choppers, Copters and Whirlybirds!.. whatever you call them, they are incredibly impressive when landing on a Superyacht...
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There are two engine options for the Boeing 787: this, the Rolls Royce Trent 1000, and the General Electric GEnx1B. The RR engines have been showing some early damage, what's been a nightmare for operators and got a good part of the fleet on the ground in recent years. Fortunatelly, I fly the GE ones. Although they have small diferences, they have many similarities too, so they can serve the same model. One of the unique feature is the fact that, except for the engine anti-ice, they don't have a bleed system. Instead, their two variable frequency start generators (250Kva each) produce enough energy to feed the wing anti-ice, electrical brakes, and the four cabin air compressor systems (two for each pack) - besides all other electrical systems in the airplane, with backups from other sources for essential tasks. With a 2.82m fan diameter, they can produce up to 75 thousand pounds of thrust, although using 15% less fuel than the CF6, that had a maximum 63k lb and is usually seen in the B767 and A330. A GEnx1B costs about 25 million dollars, therefore making around 20% of a Dreamliner price tag. A smaller version of the GENx1B, the GENx2B, is used on the Boeing 747-8. #throwback