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Monday, November 29, 2010

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Can someone tell me how I can post this video like Youtube? I.E how to get the video embed code.


Just added a couple on the bottom of the page.

To get your Monday morning going here's a video of the top ten fly-bys. Rest assured I won't be doing this in my Airbus. It's not good for job security. lol

Below are a couple of shots sent from "Erik" of an ugly airplane. But as the adage goes, "never tell a pilot their airplane is ugly." lol This ugly duckling is used to move parts for the B787 Dreamliner. It's deemed the world's longest cargo airplane.

Plus I came across this saying I recorded from a park bench along the Bow river in Calgary, Alberta. I was on a layover there readying for a flight to Frankfurt on the A330.


"Whatever your goals and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul."


carlton said...

Airbus have a similar 'ugly' aircraft - the Airbus Beluga, which is a modified A300-600.

I may be wrong but I think it is used mainly for the shipment of aircraft components to the Airbus manufacturing plant in Tolouse.

In my opinion the 'Guppy' beats all in terms of being ugly.

WILLO2D said...

G'day Doug,

I can't view the vid; the link goes to faceblok, or sumfing! and I'm not in that particular club.

I think you need to go to the "original(s)" on "u-tube" and get the embed codes from there. Search for "harrier low pass" and you will get a load of hits. Be aware that some of the aircraft type descriptors are not correct, e.g., Mirage F1 described as Alpha Jets, Harriers, etc.

Here is one link to a Harrier "low" pass: Harrier low pass

Kind regards,


Anonymous said...

Good morning Captain,

Thanks for the video...WOW...I'll ask my Embraer 190 Captain this morning if he could pull one of those just to spruce up the ride a bit! Have you seen the Cathaway 777 low flyby? It's a good one too.

From YYZ Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge....waiting for AC1197
CAT III Approach

p.s...... with the auto pilot on during descent, and ATC asks for a turn and speed reduction, do you just dial the numbers in and press enter, or do you do it manually?

Lavi said...

Hi Doug,
Under each video on youtube, there's a button called "Embed". Click on that button, and a code will reveal itself. Copy and paste that code into your blog post, and that should do it.

From the Flight Deck said...

Lavi. Right you are, but unfortunately it's not a youtube video. Hence the glitch. At least for me. Doug

From the Flight Deck said...

Hi Anon (CAT III approach)

No, I haven't seen the Cathay 777 fly-by. Didn't the captain get fired?

As far as heading and speed, yes, that's all we do....dial a heading and speed and my "little Airbus"
works its magic. Sweet. Same thing for altitude.

Captain Doug

From the Flight Deck said...

Carlton. You're right, the Airbus Beluga (as in beluga whale) is a tad ugly as well.

The Guppy? I agree, it looks like a martian with a big head. lol

From the Flight Deck said...

IanH. That's what I did. i went to the originals on youtube. Thanks for the link.I modified my post a little.

My low and over in the A340 simulator over the "old" virtual Hong Kong airport pales to these videos.
Although the radar altimeter had us less than 30 feet off the deck. That was good enough for me!

You know your aircraft.


Giulia said...

Nice videos, Captain Doug.

...and I love the quote you included. :)

From the Flight Deck said...

Giulia. Yes, that quote applies to all things in life. Without inner peace, a person can self destruct. Let's hope inner happiness finds you! :)

Glad you liked the quote.

Captain Doug

Chris Gardner said...

Here I am reading your blog instead of writing my political science paper at least I know where my priorities are,lol.
P.S Great vids Doug Ithink if you pull that stunt today you will be looking for a new job tomorrow,ha ha. Take care Chris.

From the Flight Deck said...

Chris. If I pulled that stunt it wouldn't take as long as tomorrow..... :) :) :)

Now get back to your political science paper. Is this with MUN?

Chris Gardner said...

yes it is It a 3rd year course on International Organizations i am doing a paper how did Int Orgs failed to prevent the Second World War.

From the Flight Deck said...

Chris. That's a heavy duty subject. Good luck with it!

Chris Gardner said...

Thanks. It not the researching the reading that bothers me it is the best part in doing the paper. It is the sitting down and writing it is the pain in the buttocks oh welll the life of working on a arts degree.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Your quote comes from a piece by Max Ehrman in - I think - 1934 called Desiderata. It contains many more memorable quotes.
Enjoying the blog BTW.

From the Flight Deck said...

Anon. Thanks for the info. I'm looking at the original piece of paper I wrote the quote on. For some reason I could not read the author. Here is the piece in its entirety.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
even the dull and ignorant, they, too, have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life if full of heroism.
Be yourself, especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
of gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be,
and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life.
Keep peace with your soul–
with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be careful.
Strive to be happy.