Trip Report



Gently Climbing



On the flight deck

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


London ATC

:-

Speedbird  1 climb flight level eight zero


Captain Mills

:-

Climbe flight level eight zero Speedbird Concorde 1 ……


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{   London ATC instructed us to fly at 8000 ft   }

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London ATC  

:-

Speedbird 1 flight head two nine zero degrees climb flight level nine zero…


Captain Mills

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Sorry I stepped on you there heading two nine zero say again the altitude ?


London ATC

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Flight level niner zero…


Captain Mills

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Flight level nine zero cleared to  Speedbird Concorde one ……..


{   London ATC instructed us to fly at 9000 ft   }


London ATC

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Speedbird one cleared for traffic climb to flight level one three zero.


Captain Mills

:-

Flight level one three zero Speedbird Concorde one


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{   London ATC said there was no more aircraft around us   }

{               and allowed us to climb to 13,000 ft                     }

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London ATC

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Speedbird 1 for heading London one three four decimal seven five.


Captain Mills

:-

One three four seven five  Speedbird Concorde one cheerio.



In the cabin


I opened the camcorder and video’d bits of the cabin, looked out of  my window in to the inky blackness of an icy cold October sky which at the edges in far distant horizon was starting to get lighter (like half hour to an hour before sunrise on a cold winters day).


As we climbed and accelerated east wards towards America minute by minute I could see the sky was very gradually and slowly getting lighter and lighter……I got the EOS 3 and I started to take a few photos of the inside of the cabin and outside of the window.

The photo on the left was taken from my window 10 minutes after take off.    As you can see the sky is starting to get lighter and you can  see the start of  sun rise in the distance.  (Click on photo to see bigger version) The photo on the right  was taken from my window 12 minutes after take off.    As you can see the sky is starting to get lighter more, you can see a “Rainbow sky” and the start of  sun rise in the distance.  (Click on photo to see bigger version)