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andrewclaridge
12-23-2008, 10:54 AM
Join me for this beautiful early morning, short hop from Jersey to Exeter on the South Coast of England. How do they make any money on these short flights? FlyBe have lots of flights like this. Flight time on their website for this flight was 45 minutes - we did it block to block in about 30.

Anyway, enjoy. Comments welcome as always!

1) It is 08:30 and we are preapring for the flight at Jersey...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/1-20.jpg

2)Slightly earlier than scheduled, all folks aboard we taxi out to the active...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/2-18.jpg

3) And lift off into the morning sky...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/3-19.jpg

4) We are instructed to make a left turn out on departure over St. Helliar I believe...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/4-21.jpg

5) What a great sight as we climb to FL190...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/5-19.jpg

6) Not a lot to see in the cruise today!
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/6-18.jpg

7) The sun is coming up as we near the English coast...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/7-16.jpg

8) There is some early morning low sea cloud and fog along the coast but it won't affect our approach...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/8-17.jpg

9) As it is clearer in land...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/9-19.jpg

10) nicely on line today - hardly any wind either...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/10-17.jpg

Couple more to follow...

andrewclaridge
12-23-2008, 10:55 AM
11) Down albeit a bit firmly...
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/11-17.jpg

12) The passengers are somewhat shocked to find we've arrived at least 15 minutes early!! Time for some beakfast now!!
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/andrewclaridge/12-14.jpg

Thanks for looking - I hope you enjoyed them.

deepsea345
12-23-2008, 11:23 AM
amazing shots!:D:D:D very detailed and really brings out the beauty and sleekness of the aircraft (Dash 8 Q400 i presume?)

IronmanMLR
12-23-2008, 12:02 PM
Beautiful Dash 8. I have been looking for a freeware Dash 8 with a nice VC in it and good prop animation. Yes I have tried some that were nice, but always found something I didn't like about them.

About breakfast, do they have any Waffle Houses in England?

andrewclaridge
12-23-2008, 12:03 PM
Thanks very much Andrei! Yes it is the Q400. I hear them coming into Birmingham on the radio - they call them "Dash Delta" when they check in. For example "Jersey 302 - we are a dash delta with information foxtrot..." I don't know why. Anyone?

andrewclaridge
12-23-2008, 12:06 PM
Thanks Mike - this is just the dreamwings freeware Dash 8. It has no V/C or 2d panel with it. I just use a default A/C panel.

No we don't have waffle houses here! Sorry!!

American
12-23-2008, 01:15 PM
Beautiful and smooth flight, Andrew!:eek::eek::cool::cool:

CycoFlo
12-23-2008, 02:29 PM
A great early Morning Flight there Andrew! Beautiful Pics! I wish I would be able to fly on a real Plane and get the feeling again soon but where there's no Money there's no Way...

andrewclaridge
12-23-2008, 03:43 PM
Thanks guys!

Florain - this flight (45 minutes long) according to the flybe website costs 114.

It is almost as the same price to hire a Cessna 172 or PA28 at the Coventry flying club for an hour!!!! :eek:

northstar
12-23-2008, 04:33 PM
Great post (as always) Andrew. :):)

andrewclaridge
12-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Thanks Gord! Appreciate your kind words! :)

aircav1970
12-23-2008, 05:22 PM
Good Show Andrew!That Dash is a beauty!Happy Holidays to you and family my friend!:D

peer01
12-23-2008, 05:25 PM
EXCELLENT!! :cool::cool::eek: Love them all. esp. the touch down pic :cool::cool:

andrewclaridge
12-23-2008, 07:05 PM
Thanks Gary and Jan. Happy holidays to you both too! :)

boxcar
12-23-2008, 07:57 PM
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Beautiful effort, Andrew! :cool: Am truly enjoying the flight & your commentary, guy.
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Avenger999
12-24-2008, 03:17 AM
Great set of shots Andrew:cool:! What a good looking prop
Cheers,
Marvin

Smutley
12-24-2008, 05:34 AM
Up to your usual high standards Andrew. :cool::cool::cool:

Asad Khawer
12-24-2008, 11:57 AM
Fantastic post as usual my friend.

Lovely. :D:D

AlienA51
12-24-2008, 01:37 PM
Enjoyed the trip,fantastic shots and post in all amigo Andrew:):) always a pleasure!!

Best regards

Gary