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tommchowat
10-11-2005, 08:32 AM
Hey chaps,
Long time no see! Have been in the USA doing a tennis course at the Nick Bolletieri school of tennis, which was pretty intense. Arrived back home a couple of days ago, and after reformatting my laptop and reinstalling FS, I decided to take this beautiful plane out for a ride. Sorry this is one of my long posts, so I apologize if I bore any of you. I hope you enjoy it!

Some info:

Flight: Gulf Air GF50 Rome Fiumicino (LIRF) RWY 25----> Dubai Intl (OMDB) RWY 30L
Cruise: Mach 0.79 @ FL290 step to FL330 step to FL370
Distance: 2,326nm
Equipment: Boeing 767-300ER

Planning and calculating aircraft loads and weights.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/c733c069.jpg

B767-300ER Parked at Gate B6, 6:30am local time
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/aea179a4.jpg

The overhead panel lights up when the battery is pressed in, starting the APU
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/87f75bb2.jpg

Flightplan has been put into the FMC, reviewing the legs. Fly runway heading, then ATC will clear us direct to LAT
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/ea802b86.jpg

Pushed back
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/31c7cc88.jpg

Taxi checklist completed. Taxiing to active RWY 25 via Golf.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/7ed12d12.jpg

Cleared to line up and wait. Wind is 225 at 10.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/1657f3a3.jpg

Reviewing the takeoff reference. Flaps at 15, rotating at 152 today as we're full of passengers and fuel.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/9498d094.jpg

Climbing out of the airport. Gear up.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/2c11337d.jpg

ATC clear us direct to LAT as advised. Light rain as we climb out.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/3a28851d.jpg

Reaching 10,000 feet. VNAV takes over.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/3ebb53d6.jpg

FL180. Things are still a bit bumpy, some building storms around. Will wait to switch the seatbelt signs off.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/0467a9c2.jpg

Cruising at an initial FL290, M0.79
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/3a032b40.jpg

A view of this beautiful office. How could anyone want to be anywhere else?
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/94c2b3e8.jpg

Slightly later, we're now at FL300. Looking at the cruising VNAV info on the FMC. On the top right you can see that we're told to climb to FL370 in 877 miles.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/a92b60ff.jpg

Start of the autodescent to Dubai Intl Airport
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/52032981.jpg

Descent info on the FMC
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/27d8a205.jpg

Visibility not fabulous as we get down to 10,000 feet. Landing lights on, seatbelts on, landing checklist ready.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/9d8d05e5.jpg

Reviewing the final approach info. Runway information for 30L, gross weight of the aircraft top left, flap settings and speed on the right. Fully flapped selected for today.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/93b10593.jpg

Got the glideslope. What a beast :D
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/4353176a.jpg

Great view of Dubai whilst we're inbound ILS.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/082a8118.jpg

Plane landing itself. Autobrakes at 3, speedbrakes armed to deploy on touchdown.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/d8ea6784.jpg

Beautifully smooth touchdown with autoland. Reverse thrusting, spoilers up and autobrake doing it's job
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/cffcbf3c.jpg

Slowing this animal down. The nice hot UAE sunshine beams down and reflects off the left engine :)
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Taxiing past the Bravo Concourse to found our gate, B12. APU now restarted
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/44e82499.jpg

Parked, fuel control cut. APU takes over power from here.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/tommchowat/c41005e8.jpg

That's it folks. Feel free to leave a comment if you have time!

javelin
10-11-2005, 09:17 AM
Welcome back old chap and excellent shots!

Take care,

Cliff

Jonathan744
10-11-2005, 10:03 AM
Very Nice!

Glad to see there are a few other precision flyers around here :D .

PHCO
10-11-2005, 11:08 AM
Tom- "Long time no see! Have been in the USA doing a tennis course at the Nick Bolletieri school of tennis, which was pretty intense."
--> Hey,hey,hey - do we have another Pete Sampras here. ;) Sounds interesting - welcome back! :D

AWESOME SHOTS!

Peer
10-11-2005, 01:37 PM
Wow, very nice Tom, fantastic pics!! See you at Wimbledon!

Ryan Shaft
10-11-2005, 03:22 PM
Very nice!:9 Love the Gulf Air scheme!

meine
10-11-2005, 04:37 PM
You don't bore me at all! :) Truly stunning shots :D scenery and plane as well ;)

flyboy208
10-11-2005, 11:31 PM
http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/Attachments/up1/83229.jpg

Top notch post Tom! Perhaps your best yet - all of the views here really make for a real good feel of your flight - Welcome back! :9

A3330
10-12-2005, 01:22 AM
AWESOME SHOTS !!!
what is the departure aiport again
and where can u get the dxb scenerey

also< is there anytype of scenery that has a hangar which you can ctually go into ???


thanks

also does level d have us airways 767 ?

davestan_ksan
10-12-2005, 01:22 AM
AUTOLAND??? PAAAH!!! lol, just kidding my friend, GREAT post!! love the details of the flight you show like the FMC and weight! you are a pro!!!

ohhh and congrats on the tennis school, Wimbledon presents TOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!! YAAAY!!

Cheers my friend!

take care,
dave

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tommchowat
10-12-2005, 07:54 AM
Hey all you chaps :7
Thanks Cliff, Jonathan, Flo, Peer, Ryan, Meine, Mike, A3330 and Dave for taking the time to look!

Flo: Not quite Pete Sampras... maybe Andy Roddick! :) Thanks for looking!

A3330: The departure airport was LIRF Rome Fiumicino in Italy. The scenery is by ISD (can't remember the website) The Dubai scenery is FlyTampa (www.flytampa.com). I'm not sure whether Level-D have a US livery, check here: www.leveldsim.com

Dave: If I get to Wimbledon, you'll have a front row ticket! ;)

Thanks again everyone!

LFPG_pilot
10-12-2005, 02:01 PM
superb post!
i still have trouble in using the FMC.. i m looking for easy tutorials.
Take care
Francois

A3330
10-12-2005, 03:47 PM
thanks tom !

tommchowat
10-13-2005, 12:23 AM
Thanks for your interest Francois!
In regard to you needing help with FMC's, most addon complex panel planes come with a tutorial flight... all you need to do is print this out and follow the instructions, it'll tell you everything you need to know about the FMC - and once you know how to program and FMC on one plane, it's pretty basic on the other, not a huge learning curve! The level-d tutorial flight can be found at flightsim.com

A3330 - No problem ;)

MikeM
10-13-2005, 12:34 AM
Yawn.... Haha just kidding! There's no way this post is boring, some really incredible shots here Tom! :9 :9 While you're in Dubai, you should play tennis on the Burj al Arab helipad!
http://www.burj-al-arab.com/tennis/

tommchowat
10-13-2005, 12:44 AM
Har! That's possibly the coolest tennis court I've ever seen! Thanks for showing it to me! I'm going there this instant.