FO=First Officer. CPT: Nice…. FO: Hold CPT: We need to hold. CPT: I think that this is the Air France. And that he is flying on our left. CPT: We are also going through this cloud…
we just have to see. CPT: I will already switch on the Fasten Seat belt sign. CPT: When we are in the hold we have to see if
2 minutes legs are favorable. FO: Yes… because of the clouds. CPT: Entering the hold. This looks magenta on the weather radar. CPT: Can you see the Air France or
is this aircraft just in the clouds. CPT: He must be just below us. FO: He should be on our left….. CPT: This is looking good. CPT: Referring to the weather radar
I don’t see significant weather.
FO: No. FO: We will just go in between these clouds. CPT: We will go around this cloud… We will have to look behind this cloud if we would like to extend the leg to 2 minutes. CPT: This holding is made to fly around these clouds! FO: It’s nice the clouds have
“listened to these instructions”. CPT: I don’t see any reflection on my weather radar while I think… It might be a significant cloud. CPT: Shall we turn the heading bug to our present heading? CPT: Nice hole in the clouds… CPT: Yeah…. I think………. … We will just pass just in front of this cloud. FO: Ah… I have the Air France insight. It’s a Fokker 100 of Carpatair. FO: Just in front of the cloud I think. CPT: We will go through this one…
FO: I will take heading select just to avoid the cloud. FO: We can go like this.
(looking outside) CPT: Yes, otherwise we just make a 360. ATC: I have no clouds on my screen. I am surprised to hear all these requests for avoiding headings. CPT: Yes, there are some clouds I can tell you. FO: Than we will pick up the holding over there. CPT: We could go to RIVER right now… FO: I will turn in front of this cloud and
than pick up the outbound leg. FO: We could switch off ENG anti ice. CPT: Thats also a nice looking cloud! FO: Yes… thats a nice one. CPT: And than I will put RIVER on top.
(FMC entry) CPT: This should be it and than it will go inbound SPL. CPT: Switching on the lights. CPT: You can use heading select if you want to. CPT: If you want to make a tight turn… FO: Heading select. CPT: I think thats just a little better…
FO: I agree and just passing in front of this one. CPT: Also checking “M” weather.
(Doing that via ACARS) FO: I will make a runway extended center line.
(FMC entry) (ACARS message coming in) CPT: It looks like there is a lot of rain.
(Looking at the weather radar). CPT: 14 degrees…
(No need for engine anti ice) CPT: 12kts tailwind at the moment. CPT: You are still sitting in the sun…
for just a few seconds! CPT: You have set the weather radar at manual 6000ft. CPT: So…” the lights” are switched off….
(It is getting dark under the clouds). CPT: We are still flying above the North Sea! CPT: Now everybody on the righthand side of the aircraft can see the coastline… … and later everybody on the lefthand of the aircraft can see the coastline as well. CPT: Ah…. rain… CPT: I will switch on the start switches with this amount of water. CPT: I will put your manual setting of the weather radar
even lower… CPT: Would you like 3 of 4000ft?
FO: Just put it on 2000ft. CPT: 2000ft is the cleared altitude so thats good. CPT: It’s looking good on your weather radar.
It is a lot of water. CPT: It is looking nasty on my radar….
FO: Yes. CPT: Just like we had in Barcelona,
2,5 nm behind a traffic. CPT: Only the weather was much better over there! CPT: FLASH……
FO: FLASH…. FO: I only went 1 kt to fast! CPT: Yeah but… CPT: You won’t receive the ticket… CPT: After correction we where within limits! 😉
FO: Flaps 30 FO: After a go around we will probably
make a landing on runway 18R CPT: Thats fine with me.
The wind on this runway is more favorable. CPT: I will switch on the wiper.|
I see approach lights. CPT: Wind is coming from the left… CPT: Oh… “the seal!” CPT: Are you going to make this one?
FO: Yes. CPT: Our gate is still occupied. CPT: Well… thats nice.
FO: Via A5 she said? CPT: Yes, A5… and that is right here and than the first left. CPT: It where the strobe lights you saw.
(not the lightning) CPT: Gate C13 is not occupied. FO: Well…. we are almost there…. CPT: … and please stop in front off the red line. FO: I started the APU because when we have reached our parking position we can switch off our engines and don’t have to wait for the GPU.