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LOWS to LOWI The Full Story!


David Murden

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David Murden

Today I did my first flight into LOWI for years, so I set up a short flight from LOWS (Salzburg) to LOWI (Innsbruck) with AS16/ASCA etc. This flight would have been much easier in a NG than a A320, but...never mind. 

The Good news was a straight out take off from LOWS but due to winds it going to be a 08 landing.....great just what I needed for the first time!!! So I took up my Captain's seat in the  magnificent FSL A320 with Niki Air for the trip. Wish me luck!

 

So let the boarding begine.

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Time for the push back.

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So you can have an idea what i'm in for.(PFD) more later...

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Taxi.

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Holding short, TO Config is fine....

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Gear up, time to turn left...

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Now at RTT I was hoping to take screenshots of the descent but it took all my concentration to do it right and on speed etc.

So here I am now in manual flight on a heading of 230 from OEV. If you wonder why my gear is down, one word....drag, it's a 3.8 degree "glide" and to keep on speed....you get the picture....

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Here is what the Visual LOC DME looks like. Look closely.... we need to look for a Church. O great....Churchers and me don't go, I will be struck by lighting am sure!

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I am now angry at myself because as you can see the Church should be to my 1 O'clock not 11 O'clock...what did I say about churches and me? No now I have a sharper turn than i should have. Damm!

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Time to turn......Here we go!

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Is this going to be any good?....I don't know...really I dont Know...I should but I dont....

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O man am please with that, happy days......bit high but easy to correct that.

 

Am in manual flight with flight directors off. Dont and I been don't go my the lights when your close, go by your eyes and sight picture of runway. The Master warning light is ON becasue I did not have time to turn it OFF, it was because I turned AP OFF, that's all. Like I said working to hard.

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A bit low but am happy.

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Touch down....center line hit, greased landing..........Happy days....yay....

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Turn off

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Very short taxi.

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Onto the apron.

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There waiting for me.

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Get them PAX off please.

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Oooo, Look at them Brake Temps!!.....Brake Fans ON...

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Better open the window...love the noise of them, unlike the Pax's lol.

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Nice evening.

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Time to leave the FO to short it out I need a drink...

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Leave them to it! I need a drink..

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Thanks J for a stunning piece of work.

 

Hope you enjoyed my story?

 

Dave.

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