Pilots eye view Faro

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Pilots eye view Faro

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arriving at faro from front of plane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkBFvii3aqw
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Good call Martin. What is so amazing is the flatness of the approach. In my flying days - in light aircraft - we would turn onto finals at 1000' over Faro marina !!
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another one of arriving and leaving Maderia, plus night time arrival at Paris

what is the saying about flying, its a journey with 2 mins of terror at each end!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIVdKtlqyyU
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Thanks for posting that. What airline is it?
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I think their called "flybynight" airlines, very honest and fly regularly



think first one is a german airline (?) and second it says it was French charter.

I wonder how they understand what is being told them, its very hard to make out what is being said. Interesting how feet are still used by aircraft and english is the language of air traffic control
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English is the international language for flyers. Height is in feet. Speed in knots. Pressure in millibars. Very confusing !!

Apart from America where height is feet and pressure in inches but still knots :roll:

Sailing is just as bad - with fathoms, millibars and knots !

France is the same except they speak in French between themselves - can be dangerous !
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Thanks Martin, I was interested as the pilots did not seem to be wearing a uniform.
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what does it mean when they say "approaching minimums" and when they land it says (I think) "retard"
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'Minimums' is the lowest height and distance from which it would be possible to do a 'go around' in case of any problem such as obstruction on the runway.
'Retard' is the appropriate moment to apply reverse thrust to assist braking.
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another one in Lisbon, quite dramatic to see it go over the 25th april bridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQQ52KTqm4U

thanks for the info on retard, would love to know what on earth all the letters mean on airport runways
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My word - at this rate we will have organise a question and answer session over a few pints !!

The numbers are the direction of the runway. At Faro the runway is 10/28. This means the Easterly runway is at 100 degrees magnetic and the Westerly at 280 degrees. You may also see at large airports with parallel runways L and R to designate which runway to use.
On the taxiways you also get these numbers with arrows indicating the way to the take-off point.
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roy4eyes wrote: Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:19 pm My word - at this rate we will have organise a question and answer session over a few pints !!

The numbers are the direction of the runway. At Faro the runway is 10/28. This means the Easterly runway is at 100 degrees magnetic and the Westerly at 280 degrees. You may also see at large airports with parallel runways L and R to designate which runway to use.
On the taxiways you also get these numbers with arrows indicating the way to the take-off point.
Interesting though Roy!

We had better not get into CAT I, II or III as that will get complicated!!
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CLEAR PROPS! Long time ago that roy
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