Friday, April 30, 2010

Check gear down?

Boring week. Back on morning airport reserve.

Tuesday started like always....sleeping in a recliner while listening to various tech podcast. A few hours in I was called for a quick turn.

The flight was originally scheduled to be flown by another regional carrier. For whatever reason they couldn't do it.

The crew was all reserves. The Captain and I both weren't really in the mood to fly. The flight is short. My record time was 16 minutes off to on.

Only 24 people on board, away we went. Captains leg. We made great time initially until we entered the airport area. Problem was it was a military base and there were military aircraft doing pattern work and practice approaches. Lots of miltary aircraft. My TCAS screen was filled with targets.

The tower controller worked us into the pattern. The military aircraft were doing right traffic and so we were on a left downwind to stay clear.

Tower called our base turn and advised we were number 4 for the airport and be advised there is traffic on our right practicing a VOR approach who is number 3.  The tower then said something I haven't heard in while, "Cleared to land, check wheels down."

I looked at the EICAS the wheels were still up, we had not gotten that far. Then a light bulb clicked, "Cleared to land, check wheels down." I replied.

I'm not former military. All civillian flying. For whatever reason military aircraft advise the tower when they lower the landing gear. Guess he was used to saying it. Not hard for me to work it into my communications. Similar things happen when I fly international and I hear, "Line up and wait" versus "Taxi into position and hold".

Once the gear was down I simply replied, "Tower, 802 wheels down." Easy. As the military trainer (aircraft similar to a Beechjet) executed a missed approach, we were finally next for the runway.

This runway is really bowed.....really bowed. The whole area is hilly. The taxiways are so hilly that the terminal disappears while taxiing in.

Everything was looking great until about 10 feet. That's when we both remembered just how bowed the runway is....whump! No doubt we landed. Pretty sure it's in the top 3 firm landings I have experienced.

Twenty-five minutes later we were holding short waiting to be worked into the flow. Away we went.

On final we were behind a 777. Windy day. I clicked off the autopilot and stayed one dot high on the glideslope. VFR day.

I have to keep a constant reminder going of why I am flying slightly high as it's natural to fly on glideslope. At least twice during the approach I sank bank down to the glideslope. With the steady crosswind the wake turbulence wasn't much of a factor as it was being blown away.

Light airplane and windy, I floated for a bit. Long runway. Touched down nicely and was released from flying for the day.

Since then I have been like an office worker. Coming in at 6AM...leaving at 2PM. Looking forward to next month being on plain reserve.

Seriously considering trying to get out of my current position. There are buddies of mine who are junior to me holding hard lines (with 16 days off!) elsewhere in the system. I just need to get displaced. That's the hard part.


  1. Careful what you wish for!

  2. That last part had me a little confused. Are you wanting to move to another airport?

  3. As of now I could be displaced to a different aircraft in another domicile/city. Airlines move equipment around all the time. There is a good chance that I could end up right back in my current domicile in another aircraft soon. Seniority is very complicated. There is airline seniority, base seniority, seat seniority (Captain/First Officer) and aircraft seniority. I am very junior at my airline and seat overall, but could be senior at another base in a different aircraft. I don't want to move, but it will likely increase my QOL.

  4. Looks like the ICAO standard "line up and wait" is coming to your shores soon anyway!

  5. Sự lựa chọn kích thước ban lam viec van phong phù hợp không những tạo cảm giác thoải mái, thư thái cho người dùng khi làm việc mà còn là động lực tạo sự hứng khởi cho mỗi cá nhân.
    Hãy cùng tôi tham khảo hướng dẫn dưới đây để chọn được một kích thước bàn làm việc Hòa Phát tiêu chuẩn cho từng không gian và từng đối tượng sử dụng:
    Kích thước bàn làm việc theo vóc dáng người sử dụng:
    Khi ngồi làm việc, tư thế của mỗi người được xác định bởi sự tham gia của cơ lưng, cổ, cơ bụng. Tư thế ngồi thoải mái nhất khi phần thân kể cả cổ và vai được để thẳng tự nhiên, cột sống không ưỡn quá, không cúi hay vặn để tránh những chấn thương không đáng có, hay sự tê mỏi trong thời gian dài ngồi làm việc.
    Tư thế ngồi đối với sức khỏe và kết quả công việc của nhân viên sẽ được thể hiện rõ rệt qua sự nghiên cứu của nội thất Hòa Phát và đưa ra công thức giúp xác định kích thước bàn văn phòng giá rẻ phù hợp. Bộ bàn ghế có kích thước phù hợp là chiều cao ghế ngồi bằng 0,27 chiều cao người ngồi; chiều cao bàn làm việc bằng 0,46 chiều cao người ngồi.
    Ngoài ra, những dòng sản phẩm bàn làm việc có thể căn chỉnh độ cao, phù hợp với nhiều vóc dáng người sử dụng cũng là sự lựa chọn tối ưu hơn cho nhiều người sử dụng có vóc dáng khác nhau.
    Kích thước phù hợp không gian văn phòng
    Để chọn bàn làm việc cũng như là ghế văn phòng hòa phát tphcm thì việc đầu tiên bạn nên tìm hiểu kích thước không gian văn phòng để chọn được mẫu bàn phù hợp với văn phòng không chiếm quá nhiều diện tích cũng như đi lại dễ dàng hơn. Ngoài ra thì việc lựa chọn sản phẩm nội thất văn phòng tphcm sao cho phù hợp với bàn và ghế có sự hài hòa lẫn nhau tạo nên không gian làm việc hiện đại và thoải mái cho nhân viên có thể thể hiện hết công suất trong công việc mà không bị căng thẳng trong công việc.


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