Oh, wait, I'm not ON the flight deck, I'm a passenger!
Folks, as mentioned in my previous "Best of 2012" post, I'm taking February off to explore the Philippines!
A bunch of folks over on my Cap'n Aux Facebook page, as well as on MissTWA.blogspot.com are gonna have a blast flight tracking me. Join them over there, or simply call up Flightaware.com or your fav' tracking site and join in on the fun!
PR 105 (Philippine Air Lines flight 105), Departing KSFO (San Francisco Int'l) to RPLL/MNL (Manila Int'l)
Equipment: Boeing 747-400
Departing: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 @ 21:25 PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Arriving: Monday (Yes, TWO days later!) Feb. 11, 2013 @ 05:20 PHT (Local Philippines time)
POSSIBLE Fuel Stop: PGUM 02:41-04:05 ChST (Guam Local Time)
THE TWO BIG QUESTIONS:
1.) Will Cap'n Aux make the flight?
I'll be flying STAND BY...that is, if there's a seat left after all revenue passengers are on, I'll get a seat! If not...I'll be BUMPED to the next day!
Right now, odds look good...flight is underbooked. Cross your fingers!
2.) Will we need to stop in PGUM for fuel?
If winds are favorable, the flight crew may elect to continue non-stop to MNL!
ANOTHER BIG QUESTION:
Long time readers of my blog will recall my hilariously harrowing post, "The Girl, the Sold Watch and Everything," about my misadventure searching for the perfect pilot's watch in the streets of Thailand. Well...my watch done went 'n died this month, so here comes the sequel!
When I return, I plan on doing a blog post and video of all my adventures, which SHOULD include a visit to the B-747 cockpit to schmooze with my PR counterparts!
In the meantime, to whet your appetite, here's a couple AWESOME vids I found!
This is just a HOOT from beginning to end!
Black Eyed Peas "Take me to the Philippines"
"This is the Philippines" - music by Temper Trap. You'll love the beginning, with the plane on approach and landing in MNL!
Speaking of Temper Trap, check out their Official Video, which looks like they're landing on a runway at night, followed by a wild Space Trek!
HAPPY FLIGHT TRACKING!
After touchdown, I'll do my best to keep you posted daily on my Philippines adventure, so stay tuned on my Cap'n Aux Facebook Page (facebook.com/CapnAux) and via Twitter (@Capnaux)!
(A reminder to all would-be burglars: Vicious attack cat Tarzan remains on duty prowling my premesis, as does my teen son, 6'3", 230lb, Kickboxing & Glock handgun specialist Tim!)
Posting Feb 13 @ 12:00 PHX:
A Special Valentine's Vlog
A Love Story in (and of) the Sky!
Posting in March!
Cap'n Aux interviews future airline pilot Swayne!
(For a preview, Check out Swayne's blog of flight training adventures over at http://martinsaviation.blogspot.com/)