News FLASH: Writers success: Two 17 hour workdays... after a month of revising in hotel rooms, as I flew around the world... and I finished my novel! Completely done. I wrote it in just under a year... my goal. Now, no more revisions until an agent says so, and the query process begins.
Back to Flying... something interesting happened the night we were scheduled to depart out of Accra Ghana...
Hurricane Danielle was looming in the distance, a man with an overcoat and wool hat boarded...80 temperatures, it was 0130 in the morning and SATCOM wouldn't connect. This sounds like the making of an Aviation Thriller...
SATCOM is a requirement for our departure, and we couldn't uploaded any of our much needed data.
SATCOM message: Log on Inop
After performing the "SATCOM did not Auto Tune" procedure... it still didn't work.
Log on wasn't really inop... it just wouldn't happen because it needed ACARS. In Ghana, there is no VHF to get ACARS... thus, we needed a Satellite. We selected the correct satellite... but it still didn't work. We cycled the IRUs... and nothing...we didn't get the align prompt.
Do you know why this was occurring and what we did to solve the problem?
I'll be back tomorrow with the answer. But until then... I would love to hear what you think
Enjoy the journey!