Archives for May 2017

Operational Experience Training Complete

B-777F on Anchorage, Alaska ramp

B-777F on Anchorage, Alaska ramp

I am very pleased to report that my Operational Experience (OE) training on the B-777F with Southern Air is complete. Instructors are very thorough with a total of three trips around the world and a wide range of approaches and departures at the various airports we operate from.

B-777F interior cargo hold

B-777F interior cargo hold

The B-777F of course flies well and I had a lot of good input from various fellow pilots on landing technique, approach details, etc.

As an aside I installed the X-Plane simulator on my computer. X-Plane is an incredibly powerful flight simulation program with a wide range of aircraft, to include the B-777. Do take a look at their site, the realism of the various flight displays is truly amazing.

B-777F throttle quadrant

B-777F throttle quadrant

I am now home for a few days and will head out for another trip next week. I am looking forward to starting construction of a smaller version of the Yard Ace using the ParkZone electronics and motor as with my other indoor radio control models.

In addition, now that I am done with initial training I can work to learn TurboCAD on my Macintosh and make a few more videos on preparing RC model aircraft plans.