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  1. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 26 KEWR - LPPD ATD: 0835Z ATA: 1348Z Time Enroute: 4:44 Actual Route: KEWR/29 EWR2 JFK J79 CUTOX J62 ACK VITOL N21A CARAC JEBBY JAROM BOBTU 44N050W/N0474F390 42N040W/M084F390 KOLIT SOMUL SOMU5A LPPD/30 Initial Cruise: FL370 Landing Rate: -170 FPM Distance Flown: 2311 NM Equipment: B772 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff. Climbing out of New York. As we pass Nantucket, we finally extend the journey to new longitudes east for the first time since arriving in Iquique, Chile two weeks ago. Venusrise and first crack of sunlight near Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Venus, Mercury and the Sun about the break the horizon while turning at JAROM. The first islands of the Azores encountered are hiding beneath the clouds. Mount Pico, highest point in Portuguese territory. Approaching the island of São Miguel. Characteristic cloud cover. Established on ILS runway 30 approach. Cleared to land. Arrived in Ponta Delgada. 93% of the way around Earth by longitude!
  2. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 26 KEWR - LPPD ETD: 0830Z ETA: 1305Z Planned Route: JFK J79 CUTOX J62 ACK VITOL N21A CARAC JEBBY JAROM BOBTU 44N050W 42N040W KOLIT SOMUL Initial Cruise: FL370 Equipment: B772 Today we will finally achieve a destination more easterly than Santiago, Chile as we set off for Ponta Delgada in the Azores, finally putting us within easy reach of London and the conclusion of this journey. Weather in Newark this morning is cold, partly cloudy and breezy. We're expecting a smooth flight with a good tailwind and pleasant conditions upon our early afternoon arrival in Ponta Delgada. Live Flight Tracking
  3. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 25 CYWG - KEWR ATD: 1708Z ATA: 2007Z Time Enroute: 2:40 Actual Route: CYWG/36 GRZLY1 PRADA V304 VBI J500 YQT CATGA V300 SSM APNEL V300 YVV KICKS YMS YYZ PUTOL AIRCO V252 GEE FLOSI3 KEWR/29 Cruise: FL330 Landing Rate: -104 FPM Distance Flown: 1195 NM Equipment: E190 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff. Climbing out of Winnipeg. Lake of the Woods. Western Ontario features more than just a couple lakes thanks to post-glacial rebound. Approaching Wiarton, Ontario. Most of our flight path provided only brief glimpses of land through breaks in the clouds as a major weather system is dominating conditions across Ontario and the northeastern US. Approaching Toronto and Lake Ontario. The clouds break for long enough to reveal downtown Toronto. Passing Buffalo under heavy cloud cover. Overflying Western New York's Finger Lakes just prior to top of descent. Descending over the Catskills on the FLOSI Three arrival into Newark. Passing Newark to the west in order to swing around and land from the east. On RNAV Runway 29 approach. Couldn't ask for a much better view of the Manhattan skyline. Cleared to land. Arrived in Newark. (GSX conveniently crashed just as I taxied off the runway.)
  4. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 25 CYWG - KEWR ETD: 1700Z ETA: 2009Z Planned Route: PRADA V304 VBI J500 YQT CATGA V300 SSM APNEL V300 YVV KICKS YMS YYZ PUTOL AIRCO V252 GEE Cruise: FL330 Equipment: E190 We will round out the North American portion of our tour today by catching a chartered Air Canada E-190 to Newark. As you might expect, the weather today in Winnipeg is cold, snowy and windy! Expecting cold temperatures in Newark as well but overall more settled weather with no precipitation. Expecting a smooth flight, although it may get a bit bumpy before we break through the clouds. As an aside, while I would have preferred flying into LaGuardia, I've chosen Newark over LaGuardia because the following leg will be a transatlantic long-haul and you can't fly a Triple-7 into there, and I might have trouble getting a relocation flight in before the December 12 deadline. JFK is out, because I fly there regularly as part of my Virtual Blue duties as it is jetBlue's major hub, and one of my whole goals in this journey is to fly to places I don't normally get to. Also consider that Newark is technically closer to Manhattan, the de facto center of New York City. Yes, I realize JFK is physically located within the city limits. Not that I feel like I have to justify flying to New Jersey instead, but there is some logic to the routing, however flawed some may think it is. Live Flight Tracking
  5. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 24 KSFO - CYWG ATD: 2129Z ATA: 0122Z Time Enroute: 3:31 Actual Route: KSFO/10L CIITY3 MOGEE FMG J32 LLC PARZZ Q121 TOUGH DIK DUVLA BEFAN1 CYWG/31 Cruise: FL330 Landing Rate: -121 FPM Distance Flown: 1355 NM Equipment: B753 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff. Climbing out past Oakland on the City Three departure. Departing the Bay Area. Approaching the Sierra Nevada. Beautiful Lake Tahoe. Overflying the Basin and Range. Passing the Great Salt Lake in the distance. Overflying Grand Teton National Park. Passing snowy North Dakota's Lake Sakakawea. Approaching Winnipeg on the BEFAN One arrival. Turning to intercept the localizer. Arrived in Winnipeg.
  6. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 24 KSFO - CYWG ETD: 2130Z ETA: 0125Z Planned Route: MOGEE FMG J32 LLC PARZZ Q121 TOUGH DIK DUVLA Initial Cruise: FL330 Equipment: A753 A chartered Delta Airlines Boeing 757-300 will finally carry us away from the Pacific Ocean and on to our next destination, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Conditions in San Francisco this early afternoon are cool and pleasant, with an easterly breeze. Indications are for a smooth flight, but cold and cloudy conditions upon our arrival in Canada. Live Flight Tracking
  7. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 23 MMPR - KSFO ATD: 2243Z ATA: 0225Z Time Enroute: 3:17 Actual Route: MMPR/22 BEXOL UT4 TIJ LAX RZS SERFR SERFR2 KSFO/28L Cruise: FL360 Landing Rate: -36 FPM Distance Flown: 1373 NM Equipment: A320 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff. Climbing out of Puerto Vallarta. Departing Puerto Vallarta. Clouds building over the Gulf of California. Sun- and Venus-set over the Gulf of California. Approaching Tijuana and San Diego. The lights of Los Angeles. Overflying Long Beach. Abeam Salinas and Monterey Bay. Descending into the Bay Area on the Surfer Two arrival. Cleared to land Runway 28 Left. Arrived in San Francisco - the Pacific Adventure is complete.
  8. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 23 MMPR - KSFO ETD: 2245Z ETA: 0240Z Planned Route: BEXOL UT4 TIJ LAX RZS SERFR Initial Cruise: FL360 Equipment: A320 After our long trip across and around the Pacific, we're set to depart for San Francisco. Today we will be flying on scheduled Virgin America Flight 273. Conditions for takeoff from Puerto Vallarta are beautiful as usual and San Francisco isn't expected to be any worse. Expecting another smooth flight. Live Flight Tracking
  9. PFD Font Question

    I just noticed today on the ILS approach to KMCO runway 36R (ILS ident IOJP) that the "J" character looked buggy in the little Ident/DME indication at the lower left of the PFD. So I tried it on another installation that I now only use for scenery design and noticed the same thing, and that it's actually smaller in the AirbusDisp and AirbusPFD font files on both machines. How I never noticed this before as I've flown this approach several times (not to mention others with that character) is beyond me. Since it doesn't seem to be a corruption or a bug, I'm curious what the purpose for having a smaller, almost subscript "J" is? Prevent confusion with "I"s and "U"s? The Dutch IJ digraph? Consequently I've also noticed that the "Q" in the AirbusDisp is also smaller.
  10. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 22 SCDA - MMPR ATD: 1416Z ATA: 2133Z Time Enroute: 06:57 Actual Route: SCDA/01 TIVIL1A TIVIL ACO UT224 SCO UL550 ASI UA304 LIM UL308 ISREN UL312 REBAN/N0488F380 UL344 NOTOS/N0480F400 UL344 ACA J1 ZIH UJ9 COL VOLAT MMPR/22 Initial Cruise: FL360 Landing Rate: -68 FPM Distance Flown: 3276 NM Equipment: B77L Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Departing Iquique on the Tivil One Alpha departure, and doing a better job of terrain avoidance this time around. Entering Peruvian airspace. We encountered some suspiciously flat and dark clouds at Flight Level 360 off the coast of Peru. Perhaps this was ASN's interpretation of the Sabancaya volcano eruption? Nearing Pisco and Lima. Not everybody gets to see snow near the equator! We bid farewell to the South American continent as the coastline detaches from our flight path. Out over the Pacific near the Galapagos Islands. Step climb to Flight Level 380 as we enter Central American airspace. The Mexican coast finally becomes visible. Making landfall over Acapulco. Descending into Puerto Vallarta. On the VOR-DME 3 Approach to Runway 22. Turn to final. I always seem to forget that the autopilot doesn't do very well with turns between closely spaced waypoints regardless of airspeed and bank angle limitation, so we overshot the course to final by a bit. It seems like it's usually just easier to fly the approaches manually. I don't fly these aircraft horribly often, but one of these days I'll remember! Cleared to land, Runway 22. The ground rises up to meet us. Arrived in Puerto Vallarta.
  11. Rupert's in

    Ha, welcome to Buffalo! It's not too bad here in November; not usually anyway.
  12. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 22 SCDA - MMPR ETD: 1410Z ETA: 2138Z Planned Route: TIVIL ACO UT224 SCO UL550 ASI UA304 LIM UL308 ISREN UL312 REBAN UL344 ACA J1 ZIH UJ9 TEVEK PVR Initial Cruise: FL360 Equipment: B77L Onwards to Puerto Vallarta. Today we will be traveling on a chartered Delta Airlines Boeing 777-200LR on what will likely be the longest leg of the tour. We have excellent weather for flying; cool, clear and a slight northerly breeze. Expecting a smooth flight as we return to the northern hemisphere. Live Flight Tracking
  13. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 21 SCEL - SCDA ATD: 0822Z ATA: 1106Z Time Enroute: 02:10 Actual Route: SCEL/17L DONTI1A DONTI UQ802 GAXIR GAXIR1A SCDA/19 Cruise: FL380 Landing Rate: -98 FPM Distance Flown: 848 NM Equipment: A320 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Cleared for takeoff. Climbing out over Santiago. Sunrise over the Andes. It took nearly an hour after sunrise before the sun would rise high enough to allow the coast to escape the shadow of the Andes. The Chilean coastline around Cobija. Beginning the descent into Iquique. Sometimes VoxATC's vectors combined with a loose nut next to the sidestick who is unfamiliar with the approach can bring things a little too close for comfort. Cleared to land. Arrived in Iquique.
  14. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 21 SCEL - SCDA ETD: 0825Z ETA: 1050Z Planned Route: DONTI UQ802 GAXIR Initial Cruise: FL380 Equipment: A320 Today we depart Santiago for our originally planned stop in Iquique, where we will pick up our next aircraft which will continue us onwards to Puerto Vallarta. This flight will be on regularly-scheduled LATAM Flight 160. Weather for our pre-dawn takeoff is cool, clear and still. Expecting similar conditions all along our route but with a strong crosswind as we traverse a jet stream. Live Flight Tracking
  15. Sabretooth78's RTW80 Journal

    LEG 20 SCIP - SCEL ATD: 1812Z ATA: 2320Z Time Enroute: 04:51 Actual Route: SCIP/10 VINAP1A VINAP UL348 CARPA/N0459F350 UL348 MORSA SABLA KODVO1 SCEL/17L Initial Cruise: FL330 Landing Rate: -157 FPM Distance Flown: 2107 NM Equipment: A321 Flight Track PIREP Snapshots: Backtracking to runway one zero. VINAP One Alpha departure. Easter Island fades into the horizon. Moonrise over the Pacific. Step climb to FL370 just prior to entering Santiago airspace. First land sighting since takeoff: Alexander Selkirk Island. Overflying Robinson Crusoe Island. Making landfall over the Chilean coast at Algarrobo. Entering the KODVO One Arrival into Santiago. Passing Santiago. Due to terrain we have to overfly the airport before turning around to land south. On final to Runway one seven left. Taxiing to the gate. Arrived in Santiago.