Takeoff and departure Just another foggy morning in Zagreb. Walkaround. Starting the engine number 2. Turning towards Runway 05. At the threshold. Entering the runway. Rotate. Positive rate. Climbing towards SK NDB. Turning left heading 360. Out of the clouds. Overflying Medvednica. En route Above Slovenj Gradec. In the Slovenian airspace. Approaching Austria. Crossing the […]

Short Haul Simming 21.03.2018


Spotting at Zürich Airport (ZRH) While waiting for my flight to Zagreb, there was an excellent opportunity to do a bit of spotting around Kloten. Terminal E hosts non-Schengen international, mostly long-haul flights. Like this one Thai Airways Boeing 777. The captain is preparing the airplane for the next flight. Before the arrival of 777s, […]

Flight reports 2.07.2017


Checking in at Brussels Airport (BRU) My first flight on a brand new CS100. As I reached the gate I found this CS100 already pushing back for the earlier flight to Zürich. Swiss acquired seven CS100s to the date but swapped occasionally with remaining Avro RJ100 fleet. So was not sure if I will have […]

Featured flight report Flight reports 1.07.2017


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 Swiss HB-IJO parked in front of the gate A51. Overview of the international terminal E. Pushback completed. Zürich tower SWISS 1574 request taxi. Taxiing on taxiway E. SWISS 1574 you are cleared for takeoff. Gear up. On the left KLO VOR. Turning towards ZUE VOR and overflying A1 motorway. Leaving Zürich with […]

Featured sim report Short Haul Simming 11.11.2016