Mark goes home 4 the Holidays + 2016 & 2017 edition

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Mark goes home 4 the Holidays + 2016 & 2017 edition

Postby Mark Vall » 27 Nov 2015 19:42

Hello guys,

the peak season is in full swing, but even we (busy pilots) have to visit memorable places - talking about our home airports :)

Here is my journey Home for the holidays

Bid flight SAS from Prague, CZ (LKPR) to Stockholm, SE (ESSA)
PMDG Boeing 736

Leaving Prague on early morning
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On final over Arlanda
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Scheduled flight SAS from Stockholm SE (ESSA) to Manchester, UK (EGCC)
Aerosoft Airbus X Extended A320

Cofee, donut and back to cocpit - first touch of sunlight
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Landing in Manchester
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General Aviation flight from Manchester, UK (EGCC) to Vagar, FO (EKVG)
Aerosoft Twinn Otter Extended DHC 6

Well - turbulent waether torture began right before takeoff :)
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Is that... Is that really... Ohhhhh - after almost 5 hours of bumpy flight, I can see it - Vága Floghavn!
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Honey, I`m home for the holidays!!!
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Last but not least - official promo video of my Home airport
Enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7AgxkF3It0
Last edited by Mark Vall on 13 Nov 2017 13:53, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Mark goes home 4 the Holidays

Postby Hafaza » 03 Dec 2015 02:52

Ha! Welcome home :D

Looked at the link, nice :lol:
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Re: Mark goes home 4 the Holidays

Postby Hafaza » 07 Dec 2015 19:07

I was intrigued by your post, so after a 14 segment series I finally made it to EKCH, only to find that I had just missed you. You had just left the crew area and were in the air on the way to BGBW. Maybe next time for a cup of coffee?

I checked the available flights and booked

Atlantic Airways - Faroe Islands - "Faroeline"
Departs: EKCH Kastrup
Arrives: EKVG Vagar
Distance 725 NM :: Duration 1 Hour 59 Mins
Flight No: 451 :: Equipment: A319

Equipment change to an Embraer 195, preflight and I was off. In the air I began data input for the approach and landing. 4,001 foot runway? I may have to dump fuel.

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I arrive at the NOLSO holding pattern to find the weather is pretty crappy. I have not flown into this airport before and cannot see anything. As I turn to meet the localizer it improves a bit, but I cannot see the runway from 8nm out and 3,000’. To make matters worse there is heavy rain, a 33knt cross wind and icing conditions. I am having a bit of a sweaty palm moment as this is my first landing in this aircraft without the full automation assist. A 4,000’ runway is going to require perfect execution or it is missed approach for me. (I start fretting about having dumped some fuel

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The first bit of good luck happens as I get a visual of the runway at 1,400 MSL, 180’ before the MDA. I can land! Woot! The passengers are cheering! Hell, even the goats in cargo are bleating their hearts out with joy! True to the caution, we get our butts kicked just after passing VG, with some pretty bad turbulence. Almost hit the TO/GO button there.

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Things settled down and I got the aircraft on the tarmac after a little struggle with the final course correction in the cross wind, full stop with about 50’ remaining. The goats can sleep tonight….
Hafaza
 

Re: Mark goes home 4 the Holidays

Postby Mark Vall » 07 Dec 2015 21:56

Hafaza, I`m so sorry I missed you in EKCH.

They assigned me to flight GRL785 to lovely Narsarsuaq.
Actually, I was wondering, why they called it Greenland - it should be Whiteland instead (at least for most of the year)
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Let`s try A319 which operates to/from my Home airport - unique experience for sure!
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From BIKF back home to EKVG
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I`m really glad you like Faeroe Island and its challenging approach. See you next time at Vága Floghavn

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Re: Mark goes home 4 the Holidays

Postby Hafaza » 08 Dec 2015 01:18

I scratched my head when fueling up to leave for BIKF. Not enough runway. First time I have used the Flaps 4 T/O-1 settings. Sheep at the end of the runway got their wool singed a little bit :lol:
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Re: Mark goes home 4 the Holidays

Postby Mark Vall » 26 Nov 2016 18:27

Mark goes for home 4 Holidays - 2016 edition

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"TNT Special services, how may I help you?"
-- Ehm, good morning, I would like to get my shipment to my Home airport ASAP...--
"Ok, sir. Tell me please what`s your home airport and what exactly you would like to send?"
-- Ah, I haven`t told you? It is Vagar, EKVG airport in Faroe Islands. I have to send there X-mas postcards, so my fellow brothers and sisters can send Season greetings :) BUT - it has to be fast, I mean really fast delivery.--
"Sir, what do you mean by really fast delivery?"
-- Well, that`s simple - I`ll drop it today here in Madrid and it has to be in EKVG today afternoon, BUT... The first flight has to be done using Crew pass, second leg by regular Scheduled flight and the third one has to be General aviation flight. Money is not an issue. Could you do it for me?--
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There is 777 in LEMD currently departing in 120 minutes. If you will drop off your shipment in let`s say 15 minutes to our airport Service center, we can make it. It will be further on connected to our regular EBLG >> EGSS flight and our colleagues from MartinAir will take care on the last delivery leg to EKVG. The price would be xxx.xxx,xx EUR. Would you like to pay by cash?"
-- Uhhhmmm... Cool, I`ll pay by my Company credit card. Will be there in no time --


And like he said, he also did... Shipment arrived on time and everyone in Faroe Islands were above to celebrate :) Mark also received some pictures from the shipment journey. Here they are:

Crew Pass flight from LEMD to EBLG operated by 77F
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Scheduled flight from EBLG to EGSS operated by 733
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On short final
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Last flight from EGSS to EKVG operated by DA-42 Twin Star took 5.2 hours
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Safe and sound. Faroe Islands, my X-mas gifts are Home for the Holidays
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Re: Mark goes home 4 the Holidays 2015, 2016 & 2017 edition

Postby Mark Vall » 13 Nov 2017 14:07

Mark goes for home 4 Holidays - 2017 edition

I can feel holiday season alreadyyyyyy! That`s why I decided to fly home earlier this year to enjoy my time on beautiful place called Faroe Islands - the true heaven on Earth
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Come to Faroe and enjoy the beauty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okKiWf_oZVI

All begun with loading my cargo in OMDW airport and Emirates Cargo - off we go!
Crew pass flight from OMDW to EDDF

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Hey Miss, give me a kiss
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Offloading the beast
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After a few moments of rest the journey continues
Scheduled flight from EDDF to EGCC
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Beautiful landscape and retro livery combo
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And here we are - morning Manchester
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Let`s switch aircraft for last time
General Aviation flight from EGCC to EKVG
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Getting cloudy
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After 4.3 hours flight, Mark is home - Home for the Holidays :)
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Happy Holiday season to everyone!

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Re: Mark goes home 4 the Holidays + 2016 & 2017 edition

Postby AS 2 Tom Little » 13 Nov 2017 22:36

Very Nice Mark! Happy Holidays!

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