Takeoff and departure Rainy day in Scotland. Pushed back and ready for taxi. Taxiing. Entering the runway. Rotating. Gear up. Overflying Glasgow as the approach lights fade in the distance. Turning to align to the radial 240 PTH VOR. Leaving Glasgow. The Schotish landscape below the clouds. En route It’s sunny above the clouds. Turning […]

Long Haul Simming 30.07.2018


Takeoff and departure The island of Guadeloupe is getting some cloud coverage. Preparing for pushback. Turning towards the exit F. Leaving the terminal area. Holding short. Backtracking towards Runway 11. Aligning with the centreline. Rotating. Positive rate. Gear up. Leaving Le Raizet. Overflying the island. En route Left turn heading 009 towards 5 DME PPR […]

Long Haul Simming 26.07.2018


Takeoff and departure A ride to the plane. Walkaround. Boarding. Leaving the terminal area. On the taxiway A. Holding short. Entering the runway. Rotating. Gear up. After 1 DME SPL VOR turning right heading 094. The radial 183 SPY VOR directs us straight over Amsterdam’s city centre. After a few turns overflying Schiphol once more. […]

Long Haul Simming 30.05.2018


Takeoff and departure Parked in front of the Pier E. Aligning the IRS. APU is running. Taxi lights on. Leaving the terminal area. Taxiing on the taxiway A. Passing the Pier G. The Stand J. Towards the exit W7. Rotating. Schiphol in the distance. Polderban control tower in the background. Climbing over Westpoort. Overflying Zaanstad. […]

Long Haul Simming 23.05.2018


Takeoff and departure In front of Terminal 4. Walk-around. Even 767 can feel small compared to The Queen of the Sky 🙂 Towards Link 43. Taxiing on the taxiway S. Future Terminal 5 in the distance. Holding short at the exit S11. In the queue. Aligned with the centreline and ready to go. Rotate. Newly […]

Long Haul Simming 22.05.2018


Takeoff and departure Parked in front of the gate E8. Just another walkaround. Control surfaces seems in order. Pushback complete. Towards the taxiway SC. Approaching the runway. Entering Runway 09. Rotating. Gear up. Leaving the airport. Turning towards COLET. Flying alongside Interstate 69. En route After takeoff checklist. Overflyng Arkansas. The river Tennessee. Above Ohio. […]

Long Haul Simming 4.05.2018


Takeoff and departure Ready for the longest non-stop flight to date. Tail lineup in front of Terminal 2. Walkaround. Pushing back. Starting the engines. Leaving the terminal area. A320 Valuair taking off. Taxiing. Entering Runway 2R. Rotating. Leaving Changi. Gear up. At VTK VOR turning heading 338. Leveling off towards DME 24 VTK VOR. En […]

Long Haul Simming 9.04.2018


Takeoff and departure Finnair introduced the A340 to its fleet. Checking control surfaces. Pushback completed. Taxiing next to the international terminal. Domestic terminal in the fog. Entering Runway 15. Vr on the speed tape. Rotating. At 2 DME HEL turning right. Overflying Helsinki. Stabilized at 4000 ft towards ARTUR. Punching through the clouds. En route […]

Long Haul Simming 17.03.2018


Takeoff and departure Getting ready for a night flight. Boarding is about to start. Walkaround. Cleared to start the engines. Ready to taxi. Leaving the terminal area. Taxiing. Turning towards the Echo taxiway. Towards the active runway. Landing lights on. Takeoff thrust set. Rotate. Glancing at Schwechat in the night. Following the SID. En route […]

Long Haul Simming 3.05.2017


Takeoff and departure A foggy day in Frankfurt. Walkaround. At 08:45 LT the weather clears up. Pushed back. Leaving the terminal area. Taxiing. Approaching the active runway. Taxiing on Lima Echo. Queuing up. Takeoff thrust set. Rotating. Over the airfield. Leaving FRA. The Frankfurt am Main downtown in the distance. En route SID endpoint at […]

Long Haul Simming 5.04.2017