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

Edelweiss adds a new A340 aircraft to its fleet

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, has added a second Airbus A340 bringing its total fleet to ten aircraft. The fully refurbished long-haul aircraft offers flight passengers a relaxing start to their holiday.

Airlines News 25.04.2017


Takeoff and departure Cape Town awakens. Clearance to start the engines received. Pushback complete. The last glance at the terminal. Entering the runway 19. Springbook 262 you are cleared for takeoff. Quite a difference in height from the ground of the front and the middle section of the fuselage during rotation of the -600. Gear […]

Long Haul Simming 26.03.2017


Takeoff and departure Ready for a red-eye flight. It’s 2230LT. Waiting for the pushback clearance. Taxi lights on. Towards the active runway. Approaching the runway. Before takeoff checklist. Climbing. Turning heading north. Our initial routing takes us over Kloten. Slowly climbing into the night. En route The satellite image showing weather over the Atlantic for […]

Long Haul Simming 20.03.2017


Takeoff and departure Parked in front of Terminal 2E. De Gaulle’s south terminals 2A and 2C. Part of Terminal 2E, mostly used by Air France, collapsed in 2004. Ready for pushback. Aligned on the taxiway. Passing next to Terminal 2A. Air Canada departing from runway 08L. Morning rush hour. Holding at runway 08L. Manual FLEX, […]

Long Haul Simming 14.03.2017

Finnair retires A340

Finnair conducted its last revenue flight on A340-300 from Tokyo-Narita (NRT) to Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) on January 31. The flight AY74 was operated on the company’s OH-LQE aircraft.

Airlines News 2.02.2017


Takeoff and departure A beautiful beast parked at the gate A25. Steering pin removed. Have a good flight, sir. Taxiing. Next to Lufthansa Technik hangars. Incoming and departing traffic. Frankfurt cargo apron. Ready. Spooling engines. Croatia Airlines on final. V2. Positive rate. Gear up. The Frankfurt skyline in the background. Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2. Climbing. […]

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