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    Thursday
    Sep082011

    Zurich rest home for pilots!

    On day 2 of a nice, relaxing tour - just one flight from Biggin Hill to Paris yesterday.  I say relaxing, but we did have a small fault to work through in the short flight.  The 'pitch feel' cation came on just after takeoff and although it was not a big deal it did mean we were limited in what speed we could fly.  Luckily we had no passengers to take care of, but it meant that the Flight Attendant had to stay seated, so we couldn't have any coffee!  On landing,  I did find that when the autopilot came out on approach the controls were a little stiff, so I presume the 'feel' unit failed towards the high speed position.

    Day 2 is starting to be a very relaxed day as well.  A reasonably early flight to Zurich and then we wait for 6 hours before going to Munich.  Very short flights today, which I don't mind but it does seem a waste for a jet like the Falcon 2000 EX EASy.  The 6 hours we have are being spent in the pilots lounge - I'm typing quietly as there are quite a few crews here from different companies and most of the pilots are asleep!  It looks like a rest home!  Most of them are just here for the day like us, and taking passengers out this evening.  I may join them for a snooze a little later!

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