[jhb_airlines] Re: last night

  • From: Denis N Ripley <dripley@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:24:53 -0600

Hi Tom,

 'just as I was about to land an aircraft appeared across the runway
and I had to take to the grass.'

I think that was me. I am using Simflyers EGCC and though Tower(Brian) told
me to stay well back of the runway because of the scenery discrepancies, I
obviously wasn't back far enough. I saw you coming and tried to back up
using SLEW but obviously not fast enough. Nice landing in the grass by the
way. My apologies.

I learnt one thing tonight and that was not to use a brand new aircraft(new
to me) for flying IFR with FPI. I attempted to try flying the Fokker 100 for
the first time and upon departing 24L at EGCC proceeded to head in a NE
direction, when I should have been going to EGBB, while wrestling with the
controls. Never again.

Frequency changeovers were a minor problem to me but I managed to overcome
them before it got too critical. Many thanks to both Brian and John for
their time and patience. Can't wait until next week to give it another try.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Smith" <ftd.smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 3:48 AM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] last night

> Last night was a bit of a puzzle for me.I had flown most of the after noon
> using atoc with no problems at all .I had talked to controllers and been
> handed over with ok. for last nights session .I left Brussels and was
> over to eham control one problem he inturn handed me over to John again no
> problem each time it was confirmed which atis to us in the text box and I
> clicked on the atis to change. my problem started when I heard Gerry
> he could not connect with Manchester tower.I should have kept out of it
> suggested he tried switching the server on and off my big mouth.when I was
> handed over I found that i could not connect.I tried a manual in put but
> didn't work .but I cant be sure, as twice I saw that I had switched in the
> vox window .after repeated try's atoc had had enough and shut down not
> before just as I was about to land an aircraft appeared across the runway
> and I had to take to the grass. I was using airport 2000
> Tom

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