FO=First Officer CPT: We need to get the weather from tower.. FO: I will ask for that. CPT: She is now starting the weather app. FO: It is always the same overhere. CPT: Even this is always the same around here. (having no contact with ATC the first time) (Tower blowing in the mic!) FO: He was very busy so he had to say everything very fast! CPT: But you can write very fast!
Thats what he didn’t know! CPT: They are talking about runway 35 “Left”
but there is actually only one runway. that might be a threat as well because you can see the taxi track as a runway, but it’s width is less so I expect to see the difference easily! We need to take the Left to be sure….. CPT: The left “taxi track”
FO: Ah… thats why the say left! FO: Sometimes things are getting suddenly clear… … and that after 11 years of flying! hahaha CPT: After 11 years! hahaha CPT: Lovely! (regarding some clouds)
FO: I think we are here at the right time… those showers are gone from the airfield… CPT: I think you are right…
And the wind is taking them away. FO: Yes. CPT: The approach chart is a little confusing.. FO: You are right… because they put several approach on one chart. CPT: But for now everything is clear! 🙂 FO: The weather is looking better than I told the passengers. I told them there were a lot of clouds but there is less then expected! There are even some parts without clouds!… But I was not completely wrong… CPT: Partially to fully covered with clouds you said? FO: Thats what I always heard from the weatherman! CPT: Yes, in that case we can continue to descent to 9000ft. initially to 9000ft.
FO: Yep, it’s in the FMC as well. CPT: And it is an altitude
FO: Yes so we can change to QNH. CPT: So….. The approach checklist please. FO: Yes, that cloud will be no conflict. CPT: Yes that might be….
FO: And I will take the ILS now as well. CPT: So we past this restriction so we can continue to descent to 4000ft. CPT: And after that restriction we can continue to 3000ft FO: We will land with 4000kg of landing fuel. CPT: I do my best.. (Joke)
FO: The tention is getting high! CPT: It is 7 degrees… please switch Engine anti-ice on. FO: Engine anti-ice on. FO: Now I see a cloud on the weather radar. FO: Perhaps thats something for the missed approach to consider. CPT: Yes, we might need to turn a bit earlier to the left. FO: Initially the cloud won’t give any trouble during the missed approach. Until you turn back because than we will get close the that shower…. CPT: I will switch off the camera. FO: And I will give the call right now. (FO is giving the prepare for landing call) CPT: Now we can continue to 3000ft. FO: He has calculated a wide turn. CPT: We are able to except that. CPT: He wants us to fly a speed of 185kts overthrew… I can try to edit the FMC, but I don’t know
what he will come up with.. Probably a better turn…. But perhaps we will be high on path.
But it looks OK. FO: He plans to turn earlier now…. not at 13.4nm. FO: But exactly 13.4 at the outbound…
CPT: Exactly. FO: The field is looking good and I am visual. CPT: Nice.
Engine anti-ice off please. CPT: This is really looking good! (enjoying the view!!) CPT: I have traffic on TCAS…. or something like that… 4000ft below. FO: I didn’t see the minus for 4000ft BELOW…
Ah.. there it is. FO: Insight! CPT: Yes… indeed! FO: I have the IKTL identified. CPT: On my side as well.
I will intercept te Localizer from the other side. FO: Oh… “you are 3ft low”… CPT: Than I will go manual. 😉
because… thats not OK. (joke) CPT: I will make the turn a little more tight…
FO: Yep FO: I can give you heading select.
CPT: Thats fine with me. FO: Heading select to the next waypoint. CPT: Please arm the approach mode. CPT: He should see us by now with our
new LED lighting. FO: I would say so… FO: It’s al very official because of the military. CPT: I saw you hesitating… Shall I say we are on the Localizer or not… well… ok. We are almost on the localizer.. FO: There is a PAPI on the left side. FO: With Greek… uh… Reliability…. (Localizer & GlideSlope captured) FO: Yes… because we are not visible yet…
Or because of other traffic. CPT: Can you set missed approach altitude 9000ft?
FO: yes. CPT: From here you can see exactly whats the runway.. FO: Yes.. thats pretty clear! FO: Ah you saved another 100kg of fuel (4.100) CPT: I do my best. CPT Of course! CPT: Otherwise I would have lowered the gear earlier…. FO: Guys… Grab your binoculars! FO: There is some other traffic in the neighborhood. FO: Oh look! Two Jet fighters! You have them is sight!
CPT: Yes FO: It’s two aircraft in stead off one.
(referring to the TCAS info) (Looking at the TCAS info)
CPT: There is still traffic above us.
FO: Thats above us indeed! CPT: It’s still the two fighter jets… above the runway at the moment. CPT: Look…
FO: Ah yes.. CPT: Looking at them from behind. FO: The PAPI is clearly visible… (not) CPT: yes… CPT: No white no red lights, correct? FO: That’s worth nothing. CPT: Ah. Now the PAPI is clearly visible.
FO: Yes. (Notice the amount of thrust that is needed!) FO: The first right here… CPT: I had to give a lot of thrust!…. FO: I was very happy you did!
CPT: Me too! FO: There is the other traffic. CPT: Oh yes… very operational. FO: I could send you very difficult guidance… CPT: It’s not necessary. FO: I will start the APU. (Looking at the inbound traffic)
CPT: Please also take runway 35 LEFT… CPT: Nice (CTOT on time) FO: This is looking very nice! CPT: Cool he! yes… FO: I think these are training jets…
CPT: Yes you are right! CPT: Just performing a landing while the other is still on the runway… yes… why not! (Giving a salut!) FO: I received one in America! There was this F15 next to me in my warrior….
Receiving a salut from the pilot! CPT: It’s a nice downslope… FO: There are a lot of aircraft. CPT: Yes… Absolutely. CPT: As if we left the runway in the dirt! CPT: Nice jets! CPT: With a hook on the back. So they can practice a landing as if they land on a aircraft carrier.. FO: Do the Greek have an Aircraft Carrier?? CPT: I don’t think so.. FO: No they don’t have an Aircraft Carrier… FO: If they have one… I would like to stay away from it. CPT: Perhaps at the bottom of the…. CPT: I am sorry…. Very bad joke! CPT: She didn’t mention a stand did she?
FO: No. FO: I think it will be by following marshaller instructions. FO: I have a marshaller in sight. FO: A little bit to the left and than right again… CPT: I will do it like this..
since we are the only aircraft on the apron. FO: Upfront somebody is saying we are clear.