Test Flight on a B777-200

26 06 2010

Yesterday I attended what might be one of my last test flights on a commercial aircraft. I hope this would not be true since I love aircraft and working on them. So with this in mind I tried to make the most of it. I charged up my camera battery and brought along my DSLR hoping to snap some great pictures. And boy did the test flight turn out to be eventful.   Here are some pictures to start  off this post.

The head hnncho or chief Pilot was captain Gerard Gunther.  He is one of the few captains flying the B777-200 fleet that is rated to do a test flight for the purpose of renewing the aircraft’s Certificate of Airworthiness. he turned out to be a very friendly and easy going person.The other captain was captain Tan, a veteran from the air force. He too was quite friendly and easy going.  The day however turned out quite eventful. First the weather was very cloudy and wet, not the best weather to take pictures. Then the test flight got a little confusing due to some unforeseen circumstances which I am not at liberty to discuss here. Needless to say it became rather hectic in the cockpit and I had no time to snap any photos. But then the weather had already taken care of that aspect of my plan.

Before I knew it we were already on approach to Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s runway 32L. The picture above is of the refinery at Port Dickson a few miles south of the airport.more to come soon.

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18 07 2010
densemy

“Then the test flight got a little confusing due to some unforeseen circumstances which I am not at liberty to discuss here.”

If the circumstances really were unforeseen then why are you not at liberty to discuss them here

Malaysians are too easily ashamed by their own shortcomings (and there are many) and in an effort to cover them up to save face they never learn anything from their mistakes

So they keep on repeating them… over and over and over again

18 07 2010
virtualmystic

You are reading too much into it Dennis. I am not at liberty to write about it because it is an incident internal to the company. It would definitely cost me my job if I were to write about it.

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