Trip Report



We are on our way


In the cabin

 

While where taxiing the whole plane now had an excited just before a great party atmosphere and we where all very excited about take off, the atmosphere felt electric.


During our taxiing the engines noise increased for a few seconds then decreased and went back to normal, this happened a few times, in car terms it was like revving a car’s engine to half full power and then taking your foot off the gas pedal and blipping the gas pedal again like vroom vrooooooom……….pause ………vroom vroooooooooooooooooooom ……….pause ………


On the flight deck

6.48pm

(click on above to listen to actual audio of it)



Heathrow ATC

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Speedbird one good evening you ready ?



Captain Mills

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Errrr go a head.



Heathrow ATC

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Two Oh one thanks after the err KLM Emmbrio departs one four five a head departs line up and wait on two seven Right.  


Captain Mills

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Depart after KLM Emmerit one four five

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Heathrow ATC

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Cathay two five zero after the Concorde departs line up two seven Right

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Captain of Cathy Pacific 747

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After Concorde departs line up two seven Right...bye

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Heathrow ATC

:-

Thank you  roger advise you when you want to enter two seven Right

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Elie-Lima (in an Essex accent)

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        Heathrow Tower this is Elie Lima Oscar with you on dot one three zero

      short two seven left.

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Heathrow ATC

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Elie-Lima Oscar roger hold of two seven left and I’ll call you back.


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Elie-Lima (in an Essex accent)

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      Two seven left Lima Oscar.

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Heathrow ATC

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Swiss three two seven cleared for take off two seven right surface wind is calm.


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{    Swiss airways plane was the 2nd plane    }

{       in front of us and that just took off        }

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Heathrow ATC

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Air Excel three niner two six cleared for take off two seven right surface wind is calm.



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{  Air Excel last plane in front of us    }

{            and that just took off              }

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As well as chatting to Captain Mills Heathrow ATC where also very busy talking pilots in other planes which where taking off on runway 27R and landing on runway 27L....At that time of evening the airwaves where “alive“ and Heathrow was very busy.