Archive for October, 2007

TPE-BKK-PEN-TPE

Posted: October 9, 2007 in Uncategorized
020/46/G68 HVY SHRA WS ALL RWY
 
That was the ATIS for my flight last saturday. While most of the HKG passenger flights were cancelled… we still had to go… But.. WHY???!!!  Anyway, when we got to the airport, it was raining and wind blowing big time. I was drenched from the short walk up the stairs to the plane. And after about 30 minutes, finished all prep for take off, ground crew told us that the wind was too strong, couldn’t open the cargo door to load cargo… so we had to wait for wind to die down… then.. another 30 minutes passed… Load sheet came… Payload = 0… After confirming with OD, yes, we are leaving with an empty cargo hold… since there was no way to get the cargo loaded…
 
So off we go, request pushback… btw, while this is happening, our airplane was rocking as if we were on the sea.. cuz the wind was that strong… After releasing the breaks, the tow car started to push back… but… coudn’t.. cuz the aircraft now is too light, and the nose gear would raise by itself and doesn’t want to go where we want it to go….  So another 30 minutes passed… the wind died down just a bit, we finally got it going… so after about.. 2 hours of delay, we were in the air…
 
After we got to BKK, only 4 pallets were loaded… sad.. I flew from BKK to PEN… PEN… is not a place I would go on vacation… PEN is Pengnang… Instant noodles were… sad… peanuts were good… hainan chicken rice was not bad… didn’t get to see the booming pirate DVD shops…
 
anyway, that ends my one and only short haul flight this month… 3 long ass US inland cargo flights await for me… *sigh…*
 
I need friends in Chicago, Dallas, and of course Anchorage…
 
Advertisements