Tuesday, 24 July 2012

VIDEO: Inside the cockpit from Rio to São Paulo

If you are one of those people who are curious to see what happens in the pilots cabin during a commercial flight this video is for you. Below is a complete run through of what happens from pre-take off to landing on an Airbus A320 flight between Rio de Janeiro (SBGL-Galeao) Intl and São Paulo (SBGR -- Guarulhos) Intl.

For the airplane geeks amongst us you will appreciate seeing the maintenance status check, walk around, flight preparation, take off, climb, cruise and approach procedure to São Paulo finishing with a 20km crosswind landing at Guarulhos.

Fortunately for those of you who don't speak Portuguese it is all in English:

Below is a copy paste of the top 2 FAQs:

1- What were you thinking at 08:56?
A last minute luggage arrived just after push and start clearance was requested. Ground staff were wondering if would be possible to re-open the cargo door... so I was thinking how bad would be for someone to get to their final destination (in Chile) and find out their luggage was left behind... so I authorized the cargo doors to be quickly opened to put that in....

2- What are the PACKS that you turn off before takeoff?
Packs 1 and 2 are air conditioning machines just like on a car they will steal power from the engines, so we turn them off just prior to takeoff and turn them back on after climb power is set. This will save some fuel and make some extra power available if needed

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