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Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Embrace Life"...(literally).....♥"Training 'Pants' Plane".....♦"UPDATE" on,Dave's flight to "CYOW"....(Sim)...Giulia's pics and video......at CYOW.......♠




I 'Miss' those "Sassy".....days gone by...........♥


On a 'SERIOUS' note....for a minute here......!!!
PLEASE  PLEASE  PLEASE
Watch this 'Seatbelt'  Ad................!!!!!!!!!
There's an 'obvious' pun here, when I say 
'This video really does 'HIT' home"........!!!
See,  to it that it does
 NOT
'HIT HOME"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It will 'TEAR' you up to watch......!!!!
it's only 1 minute long.......!!!
and you "Never"......know
 when your "Minutes" may run out............!!!!!!
♥....Embrace Life....♥




Captain Dave.........using the 'Thrust Reversers'....on his landing into  GG's 'YOW'........

and I am NOT talking about him foolishly trying to hold back  the 'bean' fautts....from last night......Jeezus.....Dave!!!.

......Here Ya'll  go...............
the Firefighters "Training"...'pants', plane
 in the background....
DISCLAIMER:
.....JEEEZUS........OK....THIS IS NOT THE "TRAINGING" JET......!!!!
it's the 'Time Out'....chair .........and
"You know who 'YOU' are"........
;/


Dave's (sim) flight to YOW....(Ottawa)........from.....LGW.....
 I just love......these pictures.....

Dave is saying in his own words.........about his trip....
Take it away Dave......!!!!
(Of course, I've added a few....."Smart Ass" comments..........during his description here... 
Dave, I hope you don't mind........;)).....???????!!!!!


I'm learning the E195 so I'm flying it anywhere and everywhere - including transatlantic....

As I live near EGHI I quite often see the Flybe 190s coming over my house..  Don't be too impressed with the flight, I have only just started scratching the surface of the E-195 which I actually bought to do short haul flights around Europe and the US. It came with a 300 page(pound) 'manual' that I have so far read about 6 times!!

I realize, the plane is not long haul with a c2,000 mile range so flying to Ottawa was always going to necessitate a stopover at Keflavik.
(Yea......for the Good "Vodka"....LOL)

Planned route EGKK>BIKF>CYOW.  Gatwick / Keflavik / Ottawa

I am a stickler for detail and generally print out a load sheet
(Is that the same as a "LAV".......LOG........OMG.......Dave...) with fuel requirements etc on and added to this, I have not mastered winds aloft..(YEA......and they Stink the "High".....Heaven.......!! on the sim so, I always include some "uh-oh" fuel but on this occasion the second leg to Ottawa had a consistently high headwind that was eating into my spare so I took the decision to divert to Goose Bay and refuel..........Mmmm Dave.........who were you refueling.......
'You' or the 'Plane'.......Ha!
Ok...OK....I'll give it a break........
(Yea Right)........eshhh!!!......

On arrival at CYOW ATC gave me rwy 32 and I must admit I didn't see GG waving outta the sun roof of her car.....
Dammit Dave.........get the F/A's....off your 'lap'.........and turn the Hell around..while your at it..........maybe you could see "Better"?????
When in cruise I often leave the flight deck for a cup of tea or do something else,.......
"Something ELSE".........???????????????.........
Dave......what else could you be doing.....
hitting on the F/A's......(insert rolling eyes)......??????!!
........(just asking)..??!!
;/ 
so, I don't sit in front of the monitor for hour after hour(Your gonna lose your
 Aviation Geek......
"license  to operate"......if that gets out....
you haven't been sitting for hours at your 
"Aviation Alter".....
(AKA) computer..MONITOR.........!!
OMG......DAVE....where are your 'Priorities'...!!!.
  and also speed up the sim to 4x!!

I have an atlas and often look at where I am and what I'm flying over (Mmmm.....isn't that what the cockpit window......
  are for..........??!!!
 Also good for sticking pins in
 (New 'Advanced 'GPS'...
;/

OR 
 a "Voodoo doll" that looks like ME?????????...........
Cause I just got a "Pain in the Ass"....
damn "Prankster"......That..Dave....???)as where to go next, or failing that, when someone tells me they are off on holiday in Europe I re-enact their flight....!!!



Dave's Set-up.......WELL.......
that explains the numerious
"Black Outs" this past winter.............;/

"Feel like your there".......Embraer-195

MCDU................
Hey there...OMG........Dave.......
"MissTWA".. say Thank you for the shout out..........!!!

North out of Gatwick.....


Approach into Keflavik.......

Lift off from Keflavik............


"Live".....Moving map....tracker..........


Divert to Grey'Goose Bay'.........Dammit.....DAVE......
you ran out of gas.........AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........


Refuelling at 'Grey' Goose Bay'........
'Positive rate' gear up......!!!!
(sure makes me 'sound' smart...huh...;b)
'Cruising' on Auto-pilot......
St. Lawrence...........

The 'Airport' is where............???
Not "Good...
;/


On the money...........

View from the 'Tower'.......
Window seat....My View..........


Auto Land............and Look......No levees....lol..

Touchdown......in CYOW.......first Vantage...


Touchdown....in CYOW.......2nd Vantage.......




'Snow' on arrival.........
View from the Left seat.......


Welcome to Ottawa.....Dave.....!!!
 Can't outfly....... the weather.........Thank You,......for sharing ....your pic'ies....here at MissTWA.....Hey Dave we'll have to do this...again....YEA, 
 when your "Probation" is up.....Jeezus.
and in a 767...Your favorite...........;)))
Here are just a few.......slides.........that Giulia took, over the summer time.............YES........you can actually feel the jet blast behind the fence........or was that me........
(insert rolling eyes).!!!.......


Hey GG.........I remember this Jet"Spot"
(oopsie wrong one)....Grrrrr...
 
Bad'ASS'......(YES PUN)......CHASING 'TAIL'..........
MY FAVORITE....TOO......OMG...♣.

GG.......making me so 'effin' JEALOUS.......!!!

2 'Beauties'...................♥


Below is a short video that Giulia.....
recorded at our Favorite Jetspot.......place there at CYOW.....!!.....Hope everyone enjoyed this 'Post'......and again Thank you Dave and GG.....for sharing............with us.....!!!







Captain Dave..
 of "Flightlevel 390"............!!
where are you???
You are "Missed" VERY MUCH.........!!!
 we all 'Hope'..... you are ok.........!!!




Thank ya'll for stopping and visiting........!!!
Please do come back sometime!!!
and "Thank you "Ritchie"....for these 'MissTWA pictures..!!!
MissTWA



28 comments:

Dave W said...

Yay! You managed to pinch the piccies ok...

Thanks for taking the time to post, I like the mixing of virtual and real, that looks like a great spot to view from. I wish you could get that close at Heathrow!

GG doing her best tank commander impression!

I am sure everyone misses Capt Dave, as you surf you see mention of his absence on various forums, lots seem to come and go but he had certainly stayed the distance...

All the best to everyone, have a great week - oh and the less said about your Saints, the better!!

D from the UK :)

Giulia said...

Good morning, everyone.

Dave! Thanks for visiting! Wait! I'll pick you up at the airport--it'll take me, oh, ten minutes... ;)

Then we can go have those delicious Beavertails. Mmmm...

Jules, those pics and video are from different seasons, I think...but they are from the spotting site near Runway 32...not OUR spot near 25. That one is even closer.

This summer, they were repaying 25.

Oh Lordy, of all pics, you have to put up the one of Bebe choking me... Good times.

Yes, I miss reading Captain Dave's blog. I hope he is well. I found an Internet site that has archived a few pages of his site. So cool!

I even saw that they archived three pages of another blog's site, that has long since disappeared.

Ritchie, I hope you are doing well. Love all the piccie's that you send to Jules.

Gotta head out to the airport to get Dave...but first I gotta scrape off the "tank" (as he calls it)
Freezing rain all night and this morning---Ugh!!!!

Craig R said...

Nice post! And nice job Dave, you really are a hard-core sim pilot to do a trans-Atlantic flight in an Embraer!

You know, I've flown into and out of Ottawa many times yet I can count on one hand the number of times I've ever been on runway 32. It's almost always 25/07, since it's almost always a west (or occasionally east) wind. Then again, I don't recall seeing any tank commanders parked off the end of the runway either. I must be there on the wrong days or something :-)

Dave .... incredibly sweet of you to bring Miss TWA along (and I love the instrument reference) ..... but could you have not sat her up front in J class? Was there no upgrade space? Oh well. Being over the wing like that, I hope she at least got an exit row (yes, you think differently when you're not the one driving).

Nice trip, so thanks for bringing me along.

Have fun at the airport GG. I just got home from YYZ. We got the same freezing rain here. Roads are like a skating rink, so drive safe.

Giulia said...

Ha ha! Ritchie!!! I was wondering the same thing, why was Jules sitting "in the back"...why didn't Dave let her sit in the jumpseat of the flight deck ?!

Hmmm............I wonder why he chose not to have her there......hmmm....do ya think she'd be a distraction? Do ya think she'd respect the sterile cockpit rule?! Imagine her on the radios?

Poor Jules...

Anyway, Ritchie, if ya want the tank commander to wave you in to YOW, let me know. I'll monitor operations and make sure I'm on the correct runway.

I'll make sure me and my kids scream at the correct octave!

I love watching that video...it was so much fun!

Dave...did you send Jules the pic of the "busted" plane at the airport? Your sim software is so accurate! ....does it have me and Jules waving at the fence too?

getjets said...

Hi Dave..........!!!!!
So glad you like the 'Post'.......!!!
and I hope you didn't mind me adding my
2 cents(ok..maybe a few cents more)......too.......???!!!

Talk about an "Awesome" place to 'Jetspot'.......!!!
When GG picked me up, after I landed......there in Ottawa(past February).......the very first place we went was that very same "Jetspot"....

where, you see GG and her 'Bea'....in the picture on this 'post'......only it was friggin cold as sh!t!!!!!!!!

So we would get out of the car, go to the fence.....I know we must have looked like to kids....looking in the window at a toy store.......!!!

after meeting our 'Quota'...."Barbie waves" to the pilots.....we would run back inside the car......get warmed up again.....then when another jet was coming towards us.....we would "Wash,rinse, repeat"...!!LOL.....

I would have "Mooned".....the pilots.........but then.......that would have brought on another
"ICE AGE"
Jeezus.........I'm 'Shameless'.........;/

Thank you Dave so much for sharing.......your experience....with all of us here!!!!!
I sure enjoyed putting it all together.....
:)))))))))))

Giulia said...

Jules...the video and pics are from a different spot. That is runway 32, girlie. I took you to a closer spot--at the "button" (as someone called it) of 25.

So much fun that day in February!

I have to read the updates you wrote...wait...

getjets said...

Well Dammit.......GG............I want my money back......LOL......

Dave W said...

Hey Ritchie,

It's funny, you probably spend most of your time on a plane wishing you were at home while I spend most of my time at home wishing I was on a plane!

GG, the busted plane is amongst the pics I put on my Photobucket site, its just that Jules decided not to "click and nick" that one!

Love the vid of the landing, and the squeals of delight - that would be my reaction too! So close you can almost reach out and touch the planes as they go over - that orange sun for a backdrop always makes for wonderful pics!

Yes, the F/A and I were up front leafing through the Victoria's Secret brochure, no room for Jules!

All the best

Dave W

getjets said...

Hey There Ritchie...!!!!
YEA DAVE.........HA....!!!

Ritchie is on my side,......Where's my "J" Class seat......????!!!!!!!!
Ole Dave......
'Love em and leave em';(((

Didn't they tell you.....the "J" class come with their own "Straight Jackets" for those unruly P'ASS'engers....!!!....

Yep, Ritchie..... there I WUZ.......'seated'over the wing...on an 'EXIT'....row........friggin Window seat....watching the 'flaps'
__________
Side bar comment:.....
Actually I ♥ Love watching the 'Flaps',...!!!
____________
So, I'm thinking to myself......If that damn Captain Dave, waltz his nappy....back here.......He'll be cashing in his 'Frequent Flier' miles.....
to
"LaLa Land"....Quick like.......Hmmphhhh!!!!!
And thats another thing.....
WHERE THE HELL ARE YOUR
"4 "CAPTAIN STRIPES"....ON YOUR SHIRT.....????
Mmmmmm.....did they accidentally misplaced them in your jockies.....AGAIN....
(please insert 'shit eating' grin)
and HELL NO..."PUN" intended....
..........
;/
I'm always, so pleased when you come visit.....Ritchie......
Your my next 'Post' victim...LOL
and have a "Special" post....on our trip to YVR...!!!!
We sure do have 'Fun' here...at my humble blog.....I get to see so many different Beautiful places.......and all from the 'Comfort'and 'Privacy' of my own "PADDED CELL".......

So don't go too far....Ritchie....
later gator....

Giulia said...

Hi everyone!

Well, Dave, thanks for the additional information. You are a true geek and I love that! Too bad we didn't all live in the same city...then we could sit with you while you are on your sim. I could check the maps and landmarks, Luc can hand out the delicious cupcakes, Jules...well, Jules...can touch all the buttons and screw stuff up. AND curse us in the process. Aw...I could feel the love. <3

So Dave...you didn't HAVE to choose-->Aviation and Victoria Secret together in ONE activity! Perfect!

Uh oh, we're getting crumbs on your keyboard...

getjets said...

Ritchie........Is there "J" class in the Embraer's..???

Craig R said...

That's it - I'm going to learn to become a computer hacker, for no other reason than to screw with Dave's instruments when he steps away from the flight deck!

I can picture it now. There he is, fresh cup of tea in hand, innocently looking at the screen and wondering why all the fuel is now in the right-wing tank. Of course at this point the plane is pitched over 30 degrees from the imbalance, and the pax are all screaming in raw terror. But it's ok, the Captain will put down his tea and figure it out.

Meanwhile, some jerk 3,000 miles away giggles like a school girl and gets ready to drop the landing gear at FL340 and 500 knots. Good times!

Sorry Dave, but ........... Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!

And yes, Jules, the Embraers do have J class. Not enough room for lie-flat pods (and not needed on short-hauls anyway), so its big comfy leather seats - singles on the left side of the plane, and doubles to the right. At least, that's how AC and most *A carriers do it.

The exit row is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, but since you know the airline ownership so well, I'd kick up a fuss if I were you.

:-)

Craig R said...

By the way, look close at the refueling in Goose Bay picture. Don't you just love how the plane pulls up to the little gas station? Gotta love that!

Wonder if they sell pop and chips too?

Giulia said...

Ritchie, you are B.A.D!!! Hilarious!

Dave W said...

Oh Ritchie, I'm beginning to wonder if you can have the same influence over moggies as well as computers...

On numerous occasions I return to the virtual cockpit (aka the spare room) and find one of the cats jumping on the keyboard! More than once I have had to recover an upset at FL370 or find the flaps have been deployed...

All I can hope for is a cat-free approach (geddit?)! LOL!

:)

Craig R said...

Oh good lord .... !!

getjets said...

Dammit.........I CAN'T LEAVE ANY OF YA'LL FOR A MINUTE.......WITHOUT ALL THIS BICKERING....!!!
I'M THE ONLY ONE ALLOWED......TO FUSS......!!....FROM MY "PERCH"......HERE IN THE 'EXIT' ROW.......Grrrrrrrrrrrr

....Yep GG.....I can gurarantee...one 'Screwed' up cockpit.....if I was riding 'jump'......!!!!!!
and I want to order a "Double"...'SHOT'........on the right side......
of my Embraer......What the "Captain Dave" is drinking will do fine.......

Hic-uuup.....(excuse pleaze)


let me go find that Damn....."fire fighter training' plane.....;/
)))))
to "HUSH".......ya up......Grrr.....

:))))))
ps......I know Ritchie......I love the little gas station at the 'Goose Bay' airport.........

Giulia said...

THE "BUSTED" PLANE!!! I can't believe the sim also has this plane in its YOW airport...

Yes, we've watched the firefighters many times practising on this plane.

So cool to see in the virtual world.

And Jules, the video...well...it made me cry big ploppy tears! If anyone lost a loved one because he/she didn't have seat belts, this will break their hearts!!! So preventable...

Where's the Kleenex, dammit?

btw...like the addition--"Grey" Goose Bay?!?! LOL

getjets said...

Dave......and your "Cat-free" approach........Now thats a good one.....!!!!
See what you can come up with, when ya have 6 months......
;/

I can't even believe I missed the
"Grey" Goose bay...joke......!!!!!
Ughhh.....I'm losing my touch.....

Craig R said...

Giuia,

It's not the firefighter plane, it's a United EMB145 that's skidded off the runway. They tend to do that at YOW (see http://goo.gl/4Xgwz).

:-)

Giulia said...

Smarty pants!!! LOL!

getjets said...

DAMN 'KNOW-IT-ALLS'..!!!!!!!!!!

Grrrrrrrrrrrr............
;))

Dave W said...

Hey, that is a fantastic pic you have added....is that you?

When was it taken? 1940 maybe??

:p

getjets said...

Ha Ha..........Dave......Yea, thats me in the 40's......You do realize you don't have to keep your "Wooden" teeth.......!!!!
;b..........

Capnaux said...

Haha love the MCDU shout out! And the vid was wild--very poignant! Sim looks durn near like the real thing!

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Ryan said...

Love me some sim! I used to spend hours on FS200_, flying all over the world in all sorts of planes. Enjoy that E-190. It's a fun plane to fly.

Ryan (ryanthepilot)

getjets said...

Ryan and his sims........He should fly his beeehind here for a 'Hurricane'..no not the storm..........;))