To comply with forum rules ive copied this from the elevator - mode of transport? tread.dipsydoodlenoodle wrote:It's Eastern "extraordinarily overpriced " airways. We only have one other plane which flys to Aberdeen although I don't think they do it anymore - no business. The other company used to fly at like 10am and then return at around 2pm - most people go for the day - you can't do anything in the time in between. Eastern Airways at least to a 7am and 11am start and a 4pm and 8pm return so you get a whole day. You always see most of the plane filled with the same faces both ways.captain_flynn wrote:Which company do you normally fly with?
Yes, eastern are quite pricey. I know the type of plane you've flown in now. Either the Jetstream 41 (British made) or the Saab 2000. I bet its the Jetstream 41. Nice little regional prop. Eastern airways would be a nice little flying job really. Which was the other company who used to fly the route?
Weasley, just remember the stuff we've discussed. I know its very difficult for you to fly but you have to remember that its just your mind thats causing you the greatest problem. Once you manage to master reminding yourself that theres nothing to worry about you should feel better. Just try your best to sit back and enjoy the flight. Flying is a very nice thing and no matter whether you fly as a passenger or pilot, we're all lucky to do it. Its a wonderful thing seeing the earth from above it.
I've gotta say, I can see where LemonJuice87 is coming from regarding turb. I like it, but for the shear fact that I like how it feels.. haha.
Last year I was lucky enough to fly in an old DC3 and it was a great honour. It was my only time as a passenger and was just purely a flight for enthusiasts and pilots. I enjoyed it very much but it was unfamiliar territory for me as im used to sitting with an array of intruments infront of me. The flight was only for about 30mins or so but was more about the aircraft type than anything else. We took off into a heavy shower (pretty sure it was a CB cloud) and I was so impressed with how little the plane was affected by turb. I'll never forget the beautiful sound of those old radial engines.
I remember when I used to fly over Cornwall during my training. I loved it down there. On a beautifully clear day you could see the isles of scilly over 50 miles away. I used to take photos alot when in the air down there and send them to friends in London and before telling them where I took them they'd often reply with 'wow did you go on holiday to the Caribbean?' to which i'd have to say no and that it was St.Ives down below or Falmouth etc. I always have a great sense of freedom up there and its magnificent to be able to fly something accross the sky and watch the country go by down below. I suppose theres also a nice sense of satisfaction of thinking about any young boys and girls on the ground watching me fly over with the same dream I had when I was their age.
Anyway enough of my waffle