Rain and low cloud in New York City

I had a flight in a C172 from Lincoln Park Airport booked in today for 9am but we’re sitting at the tail end of a couple of days of heavy rain and low cloud and sadly we had to postpone. I took the screenshot (left) of the weather from usairnet.com – a brilliant website that’s […]

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United Airlines Airbus A320 at Chicago O’Hare

Our United Airlines A320 at gate B6 at Chicago’s O’Hare airport waiting to take us to New York La Guardia. It was a full flight and we encountered some choppy conditions around 37,000 feet in Cleveland control. Passengers could tune into live ATC communications via the cockpit on channel 9 in the in-flight entertainment system. It was great […]

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United Airlines display screens show live seating availability

I noticed that United Airlines at Chicago O’Hare Airport have display screens at each gate to show available seats on flights for passengers looking to get on at the last minute. The screens also showed the standby list, first class upgrades and weather at the destination. This was for flight UA686 Chicago to New York La Guardia.

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AA91 London to Chicago

Our Boeing 767 waiting at gate 29 at Terminal 3 of London’s Heathrow Airport. This took us on the 8h 20m flight to Chicago. A very smooth flight, but sadly the inflight meal (spinach and mushroom lasagne) seemed to give us both a dodgy belly that night. Another reminder that it’s probably a good idea to take […]

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Mini pizza snack onboard QF1 Sydney to Singapore

This is a shot of the snack served around an hour before descendinginto Singapore onboard QF1, a Qantas A380.It's the first time I've been served a mini pizza, all vegetarian aswell. Plus a crunchie too.

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Dinner onboard QF1 Qantas Sydney to Singapore

A shot of dinner onboard our flight to Singapore tonight. The main wasa choice of Italian style braised lamb with green olive and parsleyserved with polenta or steamed fish in five willows sauce fragrantrice and greens (pictured).

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Learning about Controlled Airspace at Sydney Airport with Airservices Australia

Just back from a brilliant evening hosted by Airservices Australia at one of their ‘GA Pilot Information Nights’. The night was an opportunity to learn more about Sydney’s controlled airspace and how the actions of GA pilots like myself are handled when flying in and around Sydney Control. Having flown many Harbour Scenic’s with friends […]

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