I wish you and your families a merry Christmas and a happy holidays.
This year new on our Christmas tree a Boeing sparkling snow flake, which we bought from the official Boeing store in Singapore when we were there for a short vacation trip in beginning of December this year.
Back in September I was flying from Venice to Vienna during the weekly Wednesday event from VACC Austria. there were a lot of traffic for runway 29, so I had to initiate a go around due to possible blocked runway and no given landing clearance. enjoy the flight and the interesting approach.
This is a short 5x timelapse video where we encountered severe thunderstorms and turbulence when we departed out of Treviso[LIPH] in Italy. It felt very real in the flightdeck with the Body Shakers doing their work for the turbulence and the visual effects as well.
It became a little quiet about my Mediterranean Tour, because of the mentioned points in the last post.
I have continued now flying on my second Flight Simulator PC, which is running FSX. I flew there some legs with the A319/A320 and A321 to get also a little more experience in the Airbus System Logic.
Here are some pictures from my flights.
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After a 2 month brake I started all the PCs for a system check and update sequence today. After half an hour the PFD pc went dark. I rebooted the machine and as soon as the windows logo appears it shuts down again. I thought of an HDD first, but it happened on different times. My next guess was one of the USB connected devices. So I unplugged all 8 devices and rebooted, same effect. I took the HDD drive out and installed it on a same spare machine, there all was working. So I decided to switch the machines. During unplugging the graphic card I noticed that the CPU cooler was not fully in place.
So this was my issue as well. The machine overheated and shut down itself. After inspecting the cooler I noticed that the clips on the cooler were broken and therefore the cooler was not tight on the CPU anymore.
I continued with the replacement of the graphic card and USB PCI card and started the machine. All was working again.
So I ordered on eBay some spare parts for the cooler clips to have a backup PC ready again in a few weeks.
It’s been a while since the last post, but there are 3 reasons for that.
First I was one week in Atlanta on a business trip. I flew from Vienna via London to Atlanta. I enjoyed a smooth ride with the Boeing 777-200 from British Airways over the Atlantic ocean. There also this perfect picture was taken. Its really a massive GE90 engine to be watched from the window seat 😉
Second, we enjoyed a week of family vacation in Italy.
And third, its hot, very hot in Vienna. For the last 2 weeks we had around 30-35°C each day. Not very refreshing in the non air-conditioned flight deck 😉