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Woah we are going to Barbados

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The Majestic Q400 is a wonderful aircraft to fly and is well suited to hoping around the Caribbean whether it be a small runway perched on the side of a island or a sector into one of the larger airports in the region.

 

Today we are heading to Barbados from San Juan and we have started boarding....so get a move on...

 

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"Ladies and Gentlemen.  Welcome aboard this Airwego flight today from San Juan to Barbados.  Our route today will see us head in a south easterly direction passing south of the Virgin Islands with St.Kitts, Monserrat, Guandelope and Dominica visible to those passengers seated on the left hand side of the aircraft once we reach our cruise altitude of 23,000ft.  The weather in Barbados is currently 30 deg C with a breeze coming from the east.  I'ill leave you in the hands of our cabin crew and report back to en-route with further updates. "

 

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"Good afternoon once again from the flight deck.  A little bad weather to our north has required us to fly further south than we expected so apologies if you were looking for the St.Kitts and Guandelope.  However we will pass directly over Martinique before we begin our descent into Barbados.  Thank you."

 

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"Thank you for flying with Airwego today.  We wish you a safe onward journey and hope to welcome you aboard in the near future."

 

:pilotic:

 

 

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Nice work. I must admit I enjoy flying in that area myself. I always wanted to be a "Pilot of the Caribbean! "

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great shots Richard, only just recently got this so just had a few familirization (??) flights, really looking forward to using it properly....I always like your layout of how you show your pics......good quality too......

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:icon_goodpost:Superb post Richard.

 

Were there any UK football supporters on board? I can just hear the song.. "Airwego  Airwego  Airwego,    Airwegoooo,   Airwego" :whis:

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And the pilots get paid for flying in that area, priceless.:cool: Enjoyed the flight and the views, thanks Captain.:thum:

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Thanks for the kind comments.

 

The Caribbean is well represented in the virtual world with great scenery both freeware and payware.  With the standard of visuals in modern sims, real weather and a few textures enhancements it's hard not to be impressed!

 

With a lower cruising FL than jets the Q400 lets you see all the wonderful "eye-candy".  I've spent a good few hours setting up scenery in P3Dv4 over the last few weeks to get it "just right"....worth the time and effort for sure.

 

"Wain" - a good friend of mine introduced me to the Q400 a couple of years ago.   I certainly don't know how to use all of it's amazing features  but there is a great feeling of satisfaction when you shut down the engines at the gate after a flight in it.  I would say it is becoming one of my favourite aircraft!

 

On 11/8/2017 at 20:39, mutley said:

:icon_goodpost:Superb post Richard.

 

Were there any UK football supporters on board? I can just hear the song.. "Airwego  Airwego  Airwego,    Airwegoooo,   Airwego" :whis:

 

It was getting a bit raucous in the cabin...more likely down to my flying skills than football fans I'd say!

 

The VA name is a bit tongue in cheek and has raised a chuckle or two over the years, especially on VATSIM or IVAO.  It isn't football related but goes back to late 1999.

 

Late one evening I was chatting (typing) on the "interweb" using a program called ICQ which was a cracking little tool with a features ahead of it's time.  Anyhoo...the conversation was brainstorming around the topic of a name for the VA.  We wanted something different and not just "XYZ Airways".  Ian, who at the time was the Fleet Manager, asked his ten year old daughter for some suggestions....she instantly came back with "airwego"...well how could we not adopt it.  Original, funny and definitely quirky!

 

I could write for hours on the topic of Airwego, but then this might become a recruitment topic,  as over the last seventeen years it has been a lot of fun.  Yeah there is the flying element of it but it's the people I have met through it.  Many have gone on to become friends, others have used the VA as a springboard into real world aviation careers, some (sadly) we have lost while in 2017 we have crew who were but "babes in arms" when we started out!

 

Oddly I ask that you don't visit the VA website...well not this month anyway!  Wait until December when our new all singing dancing website goes live!

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