[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Session for Tuesday night

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 00:14:06 +0100

A return flight to EHAM? Do you know how many SID's/STAR's they have
over there? <g> Last count was about 32..


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dodds
> Sent: 04 August 2004 21:18
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Session for Tuesday night
> John,
> It was all what I would expect going into EGCC.  With so many 
> heavies about I didn't expect an easy trip! I spent so long 
> trying to contact London, thinking it was a fault in my set-up, 
> that I was approaching Whitegate before I realised it! Then I 
> forgot to download any weather, which is probably just as well, 
> as I would never have set off!!!!!  I saw G-CART at Woodvale on 
> Servinfo and wondered why he wasn't going anywhere!  Nice Warrior 
> BTW.
> I never saw any other aircraft, which was pity if they were just 
> above me, nor on the ground, yet there were 3 KLMs with me.  Nor 
> could I file a flight plan because it wouldn't show any aircraft. 
>  I've forgotten now what the result of this problem is.
> I had entirely forgotten that the big callsign in the main 
> window was changeable.  Doh! I will adopt the following policy 
> (if I can remember it).  If in the 172, I will always use G-JHBD 
> as I'm only doing sightseeing trips (Oooh-look, lots of Dutch 
> airliners!()!)  If in the Baron, I will call myself JHB130 as it 
> will be well paid air taxi work, (not that working for JHB 
> Airlines could ever be called well paid <ducks rapidly>).
> I think we should have a return match and all descend on 
> Amsterdam on evening.  What do people think?  It would be good 
> for me, as I have been too scared (being frank) to venture into 
> foreign ATC.  (Yes I'm a total Xenophobe and need vallium if I 
> even venture on a foreign holiday).
> Peter

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