FO: First Officer. FO: I am back again.
(Just collected the latest ATIS) CPT: Check.. We still need to make contact with Amsterdam. FO: Here you are… (Latest weather info).
CPT: Flight Level 100… Wind 230 with 30 knots Maximum 40 knots… So the gust is gone for now… 9 degrees and QNH 1002 hPa. FO: Easy! 😉 CPT: Approaching FL100.
(and reducing speed 250kts). CPT: “Bon”
(Nice) CPT: Then that is what we are going to do. FO: He is just mentioning “Bon”. CPT: That is what I am telling you!
FO: Exactly. CPT: Not long ago I visited the city of Rotterdam,
that is uh… FO: That is very close here. If I’m not mistaking! 😉 CPT: That is over there… But is a very nice city to visit! FO: It is a nice city to visit. I haven’t been there in a while but it is nice city to visit! CPT: I see an aircraft on TCAS 3000ft below.
He is actually close to the ground. FO: Yes.
CPT: Close to ROVOX. FO: Yes, just landed on the gras. CPT: Yes… very strange. CPT: 8 degrees… single cloud. CPT: 190kts in the turn. CPT: RSV (ILS ident) is identified. FO: Then I also select the ILS frequency. CPT: 2500ft and selecting VNAV. CPT: And 1500ft will be the next restriction. CPT: 50kts of wind now from the left! CPT: Some nice turbulence.
FO: Some chops. CPT: While LNAV is turning us to final,
I will arm the approach mode. FO: Yes, clear. FO: Autopilot has some trouble with the speed.
CPT: I am correcting already. CPT: Then we are configured already. ATC: Cleared to land runway 24.
The wind is 230 degrees 29kts Gusting 34kts. CPT: Thats nice. FO: Headwind… max 34kts. CPT: And I will disconnect the autopilot ATC: Wind check. 240 degrees 29kts gusting 40kts. CPT: OK… nice.
FO: Yes. CPT: And autobrakes 2 please. CPT: Thats cool. FO: 60kts.
CPT: Well, then we take this exit. FO: Without a problem. (We selected AutoBrakes MAX because
the runway could have been wet). FO: APU is not necessary. ATC: Bye bye and have a nice weekend!
CPT: Absolutely. CPT: We will enter the apron via Y. And “C” will be the third to the right. FO: We are 6 minutes prior scheduled arrival time! CPT: Cheeeeck… indeed! FO: Nice deceleration rate with autobrakes MAX. CPT: Haven’t you done that before?
FO: Can’t remember… perhaps only once. I couldn’t remember it any more….
CPT: It is always nice! FO: Yes… but when the calculation with… autobrakes 3 is just within the runway length, then MAX is the better option. But I have to tell you. It decelerates pretty fast! It’s a serious “anchor”! CPT: Yes… CPT: I see the C1 airport car… … with it’s yellow color.
FO: Thats where we need to be. CPT: Yes.. That is where we need to go too. Lets have a look… touchdown at…… …minute 33 so engine shutdown at minute 36. FO: Pole position. CPT: Incredible! FO: What is the name of the Marshaller. He is working here already for 126 years! He is a very good photographer. CPT: 33 plus 3 is 36 minutes… that is what I see now.
Switching off number 2 engine. FO: The ground power unit.