Monday, January 26, 2009


On very flight, a flight plan needs to be submitted to the relevance controller so that the Air Traffic Controllers well inform about that particular flight and aware of the aircraft position at all time. In the flight plan, the aircraft's type, colour and marking, speed, radio and emergency equipments carried, routing and flight level requested transmitted to the controlling agencies that the particular flight will overfly. Here, my flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi, with Sydney controller initially,then passed over to Melbourne, then Colombo, Manglore of India,Mumbai of India, Muscat of Oman and finally UAE.

During the flight, the progress of the flight is shown on the passengers In Flight Entertainment system at their seats.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


These pictures taken during my flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney yesterday. Maldives consists of 1190 islands, mainly sitting on 26 atolls. Nice view from the top and I think Dubai got the idea of making The Wold, the man made islands assembling the map of the world.

This screen showing the view using the aircraft's fixed camera . The top part is from the camera situated at the belly, looking forward and the bottom one is the view from the camera which is positioned at the the vertical tail looking downward. Other information, the aircraft's GW gross weight at that time, 329,900 kg at time 0842 UTC and the outside air temperature of -45 deg C.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Abu Dhabi will be hosting the last F1 racing for the season in 2009 . Etihad airways being the major sponsor put on the new livery to their aircraft. I will be flying this plane to London tomorrow.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Tallest Building In The World, Burj Dubai

Visited Dubai recently. This tallest building in the word still under construction. So far the height reached 780 m, 160 storeys. The construction required at least 8500 workers.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Year in Johannesburg

Landed at OR TAMBO International Airport , Johannesburg at 0815 am 01 Jan 2009.
Went straight to the bed after a hectic 8 hours flight from Abu Dhabi. The weather there almost similar to KL with sunny day till afternoon then follow by thunderstorm in late evening. Everything was closed on the public holiday , the only shop opened were the restaurant and fast food outlets. Met MAS cabin crew having dinner at Bullrun Restaurant, nearby my hotel, Holiday Inn.
Walked to Sandton City which is about 1 km from my hotel on the 2 nd morning and on the way stopped by at Nelson Mandela Square. The big mall at Sandton still empty but most of the shops were opened, easy for me to walk around for window shopping.