Where You Are Photos


#1569

Exactly. It was explained to me that (at least in the case of the Ultra sim), that the FAA had to sign off on the specific procedures and visual representations of the checkride airports. Thus, for our sim, I think there are only a few airports in the database that qualify, and even fewer that qualify for certain approaches (circle to lands). I think our sim has JFK, White Plains, and some airport in Virginia that are “certified”. That is why the training days are so much more fun…we get to go to Aspen, Elko, etc…that are much more educational and fun. I’d rather train on stuff that will kill me rather than stuff that I’ll never see. I haven’t been to JFK in probably five years. But the circle to land at PDK at minimums, or a jammed control leaving BKL over the lake at night has real potential to harm you.

But we gotta check those boxes. Hand flown ILS breakout. TAWS demonstration. TCAS demonstration. Hand-flown ILS. Raw data approach. Holding. RNAV departure. Low vis taxi. Ugh. Same thing each year (twice a year of course).


#1570

They could just never wipe off this board and it would be nearly as pertinent today as it was 11 years ago when I took the pic…LOL…


#1571

…and then we put it in the nose of our airplane…


#1572


#1573

What could possibly go wrong…?


#1574

My wife and I are currently house hunting and I thought I would share our preferred option. We viewed it today and both fell in love instantly with it. It even has a 11th century ruined castle in the back garden :guardsman:
Its in Northumberland National Park and has fantastic dark skies and is in the next valley to the Otterburn ranges



#1575

That looks beautiful @Cib - one of the things I sometimes really miss about the UK is that gorgeous green farmland. The Pacific West Coast is nice is a different way, but there is something about those rolling hills…

Check out the village in the Doomsday book as well :slight_smile: http://opendomesday.org/ Plus hasn’t that area got some of Hadrian’s Wall as well?


#1576

Never too late to leave work early. Except, I got home and the power is out!

@Cib that’s a nice looking place.


#1577

View of the sunset over Lake Whitney, Texas from directly over my house with my new drone.


#1578

Departing a foggy Toronto…

And presently trying to avoid being carried off by industrial sized mosquitoes in Sumter, SC…


#1579

Springtime in Colorado


#1580

KBOS sunset…


#1581

Nice! I’m usually seeing the sun rise when I’m there. You eat at Jeveli’s?


#1582

We just ate at the hotel this time around. I haven’t been to Jeveli’s. I’m guessing it’s pretty good?


#1583

Watching the final stage of the Tour de France 2016…which I’ve been working through on my DVR for the last 11 months without knowing who won… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Though I had my suspicions… :uk:


#1584

It isn’t so much as great, as convenient. If you grab the crew car, exit the parking lot, go up to the main drag, take a right, go about 1/4 mile, take a left, go under the overpass - stay straight and you run into a little area where Jeveli’s is. Feels like a mobster hangout actually. The lobster ravioli and baked stuffed haddock are really good. The veggies are horrible.

And when you are done there, a short one block walk to Spinneli’s has an incredible bakery if you want to take some goods home. I buy cannolis and Napoleans there, put them in the nose of the jet next to the LOX orb to keep it cool (plus FL380 LOL…)…


#1585

Great info, thanks Chris. Next time I’m up there I will have to give them a try. :slight_smile:


#1586

Being in Manchester at the moment brings many things into perspective


#1587

That has some weird 1984 vibe over it with those colours and all. It obviously isn’t (would be a bit distasteful) though.


#1588

Geezus. It does.
It took me a second to realise you’re talking about 1984(the book) and not simply the year.