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Ignited by the setting Sun on A319 CS-TTR's tail, the CFM56-5B fan blades glow as if they marked the entrance to a blast furnace. This shot clearly reveals the high by-pass nature of the engine in which only a small portion of the air that goes through the fan disk, about 1/6th , has access to the engine core via the low pressure compressor. The rest of the air remains cold and is shot out of the rear of the engine by the fan producing the vast majority of total thrust.
Nov 26, 2014
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The attitude indicator, also known as the artificial horizon tells the pilot about aircraft pitch attitude and bank angle. In a turn it seems to tilt or bank to the opposite side of the turn but actually it doesn't tilt at all; obviously, it's the aircraft that tilts around it. This shot of the standby attitude indicator highlights just that. A319 CS-TTG from Porto to Paris Orly.
The NOTOC (NOtification TO Captain) is a document intended to notify a Captain of any special and/or dangerous cargo to be loaded onto the aircraft. In this case A320 CS-TNP from Porto to Geneva. It's usually a quite clear and straight forward document however here is a NOTOC referring to four live animals (AVI's) which, I have to say, am still not sure about...
The agitated waters of the Cantabrian Sea along with its windswept clouds come to a momentary halt as the Sun escapes over the western horizon and lonesome observers cruise overhead in A319 CS-TTH enroute from Porto to Paris Orly. For a moment, the illusion of calm prevails, the clouds seem to float and the smooth surface mirror their presence until once again the agitated waters take over.
Lined up and ready to go on London Gatwick's runway 26L in A320 CS-TNG. This is one busy strip of pavement where arriving and departing aircraft are efficiently coordinated so as to operate at a maximum of 55 movements per hour. Despite having two parallel runways, only one is used at a time making LGW the busiest single runway airport in the world and in this pic, it's all ours as we head to Porto.
Aug 11, 2013
Modern airplanes are complex machines with a multitude of systems and sub-systems. Occasionally failures will occur and the MEL (Minimum Equipment List) must be referred to in order to determine if the flight may be dispatched with the failed system and if so, which additional or alternative procedures must be carried out. Here, one of the three inertial reference units is failed and the flight has been dispatched in accordance with the MEL. A319 CS-TTJ from Lajes (Azores) to Lisbon.
Aug 3, 2013
300 KIAS (knots indicated air speed) during the descent towards Porto after having been granted "number one" position for the approach as long as high speed can be maintained. The corresponding Mach, true air speed and ground speed depend on temperature, density and wind respectively. A320 CS-TMW arriving from Paris Orly.