New Design on the blog

Since a couple of years I was running the same design on this blog. The most thing that was bothering me lately, was the limited space for bigger pictures. So I have searched and tried a lot themes. In the end I chose this one, direct from WordPress, the 2015 theme.

Very simple design and I can use larger picture sizes to show you more detail.

I hope you enjoy it. Comments are always appreciated.

Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Leg 5 – Reggio Calabria [LICR] to Djerba [DTTJ]

The fifth flight is a 2 pilots flight again with Chris. It takes us to North Africa, to Tunisia.

It is mixed real time and timelapse mode.

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2 pilots Vatsim online flight Vienna – Munich – Frankfurt

During the last weekend a friend visited me and we took the opportunity to fly some 2 pilots legs.
Today I want to present you 2 of them.
Both are with ATC on the Vatsim network and are mixed with some timelapse sections.

The first one takes us from the homebase of Austrian virtual, Vienna [LOWW] to Munich [EDDM]

The second one from Munich [EDDM] to Frankfurt [EDDF]

Enjoy the 2 flights with the nice ATC.

Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Leg 4 -Rome [LIRA] to Reggio Calabria [LICR]

The next flight from our mediterranean Tour takes us further South to Rome.

Enjoy the flight with a great visual approach.

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Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Leg 3 – Milano [LIMC] to Rome [LIRA]

The next flight from our mediterranean Tour takes us further South to Rome.

Enjoy the flight with a great landscape of Italy.

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Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Leg 2 – Nice [LFMN] to Milano [LIMC]

The next flight from our mediterranean Tour takes us up to Italy, to Milano.

Enjoy a foggy approach into Milano on this 2 pilots flight with Chris.

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Mediterranean Tour 2018 – Presentation and Leg 1 – Barcelona [LEBL] to Nice [LFMN]

As soon as we have finished the Spain Tour 2018, we have started a follow up tour. The Mediterranean Tour 2018. Also in the Austrian virtual the tour was a great success and more than expected pilots were participating in the tour.

The first flight took us from Barcelona to Nizza. Enjoy a 2 pilots flight with Chris up to France.

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Vatsim – Cross the Pond Westbound 2018

On the last weekend the bi-annually cross the pond event on the Vatsim network was held.

I flew with an BBJ configuration from London Heathrow to Toronto.

BBJ at the gate in London

The flighttime was 7 hours and 55 minutes. The block time 9 hours and 3 minutes. The most delay was conducted in London from pushback to taxi and than until takeoff.

But it was an amazing event. During the flight into Toronto also some holding had to be done due to the bad weather in Toronto and therefore extended separation on approach.

Here you can view the briefing package for my flight. AUA364-EGLL-CYYZ-14-Apr-2018-2.pdf (18 downloads)

In the album here, you can see some pictures I have taken during the flight.

And a 2:30min timelapse video is available as well.

Spain Tour 2018 – Leg 11 (final leg) – Menorca [LEMH] to Barcelona [LEBL]

Join us today on our final leg of the Spain Tour 2018 to Barcelona. Chris is in command on this flight.

Enjoy the trip in mixed realtime (Takeoff) and timelapse (the other flight phases).

Come with us as enjoy a smooth landing in Barcelona.

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