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Greatest Approaches

Old 1st Jul 2011, 07:23
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Smile Greatest Approaches

Getting away from the negative rubbish on here for a moment.
What are your favourite approaches that you do around our network?
For me it's RWY 25R HKG, evening clear sky and just sliding down that Loc. with the speed easing back, Hong Kong Island all lit up on the left, and you've got a couple of days off at the end of the trip. This job is special sometimes.( RWY 13 Kai Tak was probably the best).
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Old 1st Jul 2011, 07:57
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Anchorage Rwy 07R or L. I find it a reasonably straightforward approach from Amott when finishing a crossing from Hong Kong. Quite spectacular when in good VMC on the arrival and to the East on the ILS. Also nice knowing that in 2 hours you will be sipping some Alaskan Amber and shaving some of that dodgy cheese at F-Street!!!

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Old 1st Jul 2011, 10:42
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Please someone end this thread....so embarrassing. Really? Greatest approaches?
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Old 1st Jul 2011, 11:55
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The greatest approach I've witnessed is the S/O pitching one at the ISM...

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Old 1st Jul 2011, 12:35
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"Sliding down that loc". Seriously?

At least make it interesting like a circling NDB over an nude beach from your PPL days or something.
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Old 1st Jul 2011, 15:13
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Tough one for based guys
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Old 1st Jul 2011, 16:20
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just sliding down that Loc

Could the real Toss please stand up
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Old 1st Jul 2011, 17:14
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Not so spectacular in my puny regional jet, but following a BA 777 to San Diego on LOC/RNAV 27 (7,600' usable) is pretty impressive!
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 00:56
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Trying to slide down the loc is going to run you seriously short of fuel.

In all seriousness though, while reading the post late one night in bed with my GF, mac between us, I suddenly found her hands wandering to the side stick...need I say more, it got her going!!

RT, only joking, I have a dumb sense of humour!
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 03:46
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Gayest thread ever.

Congratulations.. really, on this forum thats saying something.
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 04:12
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and you've got a couple of days off at the end of the trip. This job is special sometimes.
This is surely a wind-up....has to be...I mean even from a brand new joiner's perspective this would be a stupid comment.
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 05:32
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A few pop into mind:

All time favorite:
1. A little fat guy flying around with another Cx training captain in 16 ft without gear.
2. 2 Cx training captains selecting landing flap in 400 ft flying into new York.
3. Another one topping that at around 350 ft into Hkg recently
4. One leading into a map where nobody knew who actually is PF. Hands off and autopilot off stalling around 120 kts momentarily.
5. Another beautiful approach is the one with the gear pins still in place.
( Chinese call him lick fly).
6. Not to mention a few visuals in Japan, one off course in the middle east,
One offset ils in new york etc,etc,etc.

And Johnny wants to hire even cheaper ones.
Hope his family doesn't sit in the back when sh1t hits the fan.
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 09:23
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Two types....


There are 2 types of pilot, namely:

a. Those who have made mistakes or errors of judgement and;

b. Those who are going to make mistakes or errors of judgement.

No-one is infallible, not even you.

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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 13:37
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The steps down into Neptunes, with a gut full of rum, and a fist full of five hundreds.
Bring back Laguna. Didn't need a fist full of $500s.

Hello Sir.
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 23:20
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OK, back to the thread...

How about the visual recovery to Gibraltar with "The Road is Closed!"
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Old 3rd Jul 2011, 16:10
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Root Tuner

You fackin' knob.

Who cares about fackin' 25R approach.

Just another boring ILS.

Must be a slow news day eh?

Back in ya jammies and grab your Xbox flight game...
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Old 3rd Jul 2011, 16:34
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The approach to the mens room in The Strawberry ( as it was once known ) was by far the most picturesque, and interactive approach in the network.
Old 1st Aug 2011, 10:00
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Any APP in Beijing Capital, wonderful fog around, incomprehensible ATC and lack of preparation since you do not know what runway until you are at 6000', a really thrilling experience.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 21:31
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I vote for the checkerboard and right turn into Kai Tak in the 747. Check out all the laundry hanging out the windows in the high rise apartments, then land on a narrow runway with water on 3 sides. Remember that? But on a slightly different approach, anyone remember the Winchester Club?
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 06:35
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Block M NDB letdown after 2 hours holding at the George & Dragon.

Depart G&D, over the pipe on the klong, transition at Cemetery. One always had to carry sufficient reserves to make the beach in case of a missed approach.
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