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Old 24th Aug 2017, 12:04
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Originally Posted by Johnny [email protected] Pants View Post
FL320 is lower that normal for a 300, but not hugely so, however this will impact on the cruise speed.

In addition to this there is a marked difference in the cruise speed between a 737-300 and an Airbus, typically the 300 will cruise at about M.73 whereas the Airbus will be at about M.78, all of which over the course of close to 3 hours will make a difference. Add in to that the difference in the wind between FL320 and FL360 or 380 where the Airbus would probably be will all go to make up some time.

As to why FL320 was attained I can only guess, however it's usually due to ATC and the availability of higher levels, for example today I operated back fro Gerona, the flight plan was filed at FL380 however we only managed FL340 due to other traffic above us.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 17:26
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AGM tomorrow anyone going
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 20:08
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Originally Posted by castleford tiger View Post
AGM tomorrow anyone going
No. Have many better things to do.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 20:59
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but nothing better to do than post like that
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Old 7th Sep 2017, 12:48
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but nothing better to do than post like that
Yep thats the benefit of being retired. I choose what I want to do!
Do have a really nice day!
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