We climbed to 37,000 feet, and did a little slopping over the Atlantic.
To SLOP has nothing to do with feeding your pigs, and everything to do with navigation.
Strategic Lateral Offset ProcedureDid you know that our Navigation is so accurate that we intentionally take ourselves off track, 1-2 miles to the right of course so we're all not flying over the top of each other? Tis true.
And then we arrived in Prague. Beautiful country... but I was sitting in the seat and unable to capture the Kodak moment. Perhaps tomorrow.
The first officer, from my last crew, has a cousin who lives here and she is meeting us tonight to take us on a walking tour and out to dinner. Which means... time to nap. Play time later.
Enjoy the Journey!
Neat! enjoy :) Can'T wait to visit the city myself! It's not called quite that, but we have a great tool on the PC12 as well allowing us to set an offset to avoid thunderstorms, etc..ReplyDelete
we don't fly transatlantic tracks yet so can'T dodge other airliners ;)
Have a blast!
Beautiful, Karlene! I hope you'll share some highlights of your walking tour. Prague seems fascinating, with its history and architecture and culture. (p.s. is it Prague's influence that made you wax lyrical so deftly? Love that introductory sentence about night falling)ReplyDelete
Wow, Prague! Enjoy the journey and call when you get back :)ReplyDelete
Do the controllers assign offset tracks, or is it something you do and notify the controllers about? I'm just curious about it. Thanks! I really enjoy your blog. Have a fun trip.ReplyDelete
The things I learn from you! ;) Have fun in Prague. That's excellent that you have someone to show you around!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! Have fun! H.T.ReplyDelete
Nice photos, Karlene! I'm rest assured that the 747 on 22R is headed for Tel Aviv. Enjoy PRG and will be looking forward to more photos - JeremyReplyDelete
I know it must suck waiting for trips, but it seems like you go some of the best places when you do get to fly. Come back soon so we can hang out again.ReplyDelete
Hi Karlene. WHile all of your posts are spot-on, I enjoy your descriptions of operational events the most and I always hope to see more of them - as in prior days. At the opening, I sort of thought that we'd get a real treat here, but not quite. You'll find the time, someday. In any case, ALL are great fun. Very happy to hear that you are apparently doing a bit more flying. There was quite a dry spell... Thanks and best regards,ReplyDelete
Hi Jean, I bet the tools are the same, what we use them for is a bit different. I know you'll love it out here! Watch out for those Thunderstorms. Thanks for the comment!ReplyDelete
Thanks for noticing David!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda, Yes... Prague has so much influence! Love the city and all that it has to offer. Details coming soon. Thanks for the comment!ReplyDelete
PS... First line?
Thanks Kathy. This is definite on our vacation tour... You'll love it. And, we have a new friend. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Ray, we make the decision to SLOP. And, it's only to the right and it's either 1 or 2 miles. The decision is really based on who else is on the track around us... and what are they doing. We can see them on the radar. Thank you so much for the nice comment!ReplyDelete
Thanks Heather. So much fun. I'm thinking we all need to come here. A perfect place for a writers' retreat. So much history. Thanks for the comment.ReplyDelete
Thanks H.T.! So much fun!ReplyDelete
Hi Jeremy! Yes... I suspect you are right. And I love Tel Aviv too! One day I will go again. Thanks for the comment.ReplyDelete
Christine you are so right! I do get to go to the best places. It is hard waiting... but when I fly, I'm golden. I'll be back soon!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Craig, If you notice my blog has been a bit sanitized. And for a reason. I will get in the flow again. But send me any email as to what you'd to see. Thanks for the comment!ReplyDelete
Your post inspire me! :DReplyDelete
Thank you! Be inspired... it's all about the journey.ReplyDelete
I proud of you flying all over the world as an airline pilot .That deserves my dream work:)ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing great photos.i like first photo most. very cool.
have a great weekend.
Thank you Jun. I have many more. Wait until you see them! You have a wonderful weekend too!ReplyDelete
Is this the longest non stop flight with the A330?ReplyDelete
It is so nice blog.I liked the headline of the site.Karlene is a beautiful place.Congratulation! you visited all over world.It will a best journey for you.Thanks for sharing with us.First picture is so amazing.ReplyDelete
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Hi Dennis, Actually New York to Prague is 4081 miles. And we fly Seattle Amsterdam which is 4860 miles. Great question!ReplyDelete
JFK Marilyn, Thank you so much for the nice comment! I love photography so it's pretty fun flying around the world taking pictures.ReplyDelete