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19.5.2004 Thursday flight - LPPT to LPMA


Oren Geva 825051
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Next flight on VATIL's thursday flight series was from Lisboa to Medeira.

This time many of us flew, we were 18 flights (instead of the regular 5-6).

I would like to thank the Portugeese controllers Pedro Rodrigues Joege Feitoria and Daniel Gomez. I emailed Mr. Rodrigues on thursday morning, and he showed up with his two colleagues to give us superb ATC.

 

I am parked on the apron with ELY056 (Ran Finkels - VATIL6) and ELY731 (Israel Roth Who flew from his home cockpit as NFP while the FP was Kobi David - VATIL1).

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Behind me, at the gates we can see ELY357 (Dan Morero), ELY232 (Mickey Lip, this time with a METAL aircraft) and KLM317 (Eran Regestreif).

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Kobi and Israel take off (ELY371). Ran is starting to push. In the background we can see ELY109 (Elad Zeierman - VATIL9) and ELY050 (Meitar Lugasi).

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ELY 357 lined up. KLM731 holding short.

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ELY555 (Gil Gorni) holds short as KLM731 is starting it's roll.

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EL056 takes off. At this point I understand it's going to take a while for me to get airborne, so I go eat my dinner and take a shower...

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When I am back they are all airbone.

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I reconnect at the gate and get my clearance and taxi instructions.

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Holding short.

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Taking off.

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Turning to MONUR on ESP9N Departure.

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Here I am, ELY007 at the tail of the column. First plane has already landed.

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Cruising.

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Reaching FL230.

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Holding at FUNOR with ELY050.

Even though I had a long distance between me and the column, the spacing requirements for LPMA made me spend some time in holds.

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ELY150 is here with us too (Asi Belo) ...

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Contunuing holding pattern.

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I am out of the hold, inbound FUN VOR. Madeira ahead.

You can see on the FMC the next hold is already programmed.

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Porto Santo.

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Holding at FUN.

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What Happens now is really frustrating.

I am holding at FUN for about 15 minutes, when I get a text message about LPMA_APP calling me on voice. So I alt-enter to get to window mode so I can communicate easily with ATC on text. There was some voice problem.

After writing ATC I have a voice problem, I disconnected and re-connected, and voice came back to life. Mr. Pedro Rodrigues (Madeira Approach) clears me for the VOR-Visual approach for rwy05. I alt-enter again to get full screen view - and it never comes back. A Black screen!

So I quit FS via the task manager, reload and reconnect. Pedro allows me to resume flight, but I lost my queue. When I realize it will take more time, and it's already 1am in Israel (and I have a niversity cl[Mod - Happy Thoughts] at 8am) I just tell him I will disconnect and land offline.

 

Downwind (on FUN R213 about DME 6).

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The infamous approach turn.

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LDIN guidance system.

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Slanted final...

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Touchdown!

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