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It's been a interesting 12 months, this time last year I was looking for a job and paid good money to go to Morocco to fly a Boeing 737-800 for 500 flight hours. As things turned out I was offered a job in July with a rival airline based in Casablanca, flying both the 737-800 and the older 737-400. So now I get home to Accrington and my Girl once a month for a week or so.
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A fuel leak.......

Posted 04-05-2014 at 15:22 by Boeing Guy (Fly me to the moon)

Spurred on by the photo thread. I thought this story of events that happened a month or two ago might bring a smile to some.

As most of you know I fly a VIP Boeing 737, Its not a new aircraft it quite old, but we do go to some interesting places. Recently we went into Saudi Arabia, when we left, positioning to somewhere else hot a few days later this happened.



However on arrival at the plane…….

I was on the flight deck, in civiys, getting the paperwork etc sorted, The Captain (Gov) and our Engineer (Spanners) were outside, we are fuelling 7 tonnes, just the tanks in the wings not the centre tank, when Spanners runs into the flight deck telling me we have a fuel leak and starts pumping...
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Comming home, 5th July

Posted 07-07-2009 at 07:53 by Boeing Guy (Fly me to the moon)

Coming home today, Sunday, been in Morocco for a month, missed my girl an awful lot. A few things have happened this month, I have moved into a Villa, with a Captain, in Mohammedia, about 30 minutes drive from the Airport and Office, Rented a car, at least until I can get my car over, Passed my 6 monthly check.

I started at 4.30 AM UK time got dressed stuck my case in the car and off I went. As I was rather early, I took the long route to the office, on the coast road. It was nice and quiet and got me to the office at the right time. On arrival I was informed that the aircraft was ‘On Ground’ this means there is a fault, in this case a Window has to be replaced, we would know more by 11AM (uk). The Aircraft has been parked...
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Conakry, Guniea

Posted 17-06-2008 at 11:49 by Boeing Guy (Fly me to the moon)

Got a phone call last night at 20.00, from dispatch asking if I could go to Conakry, Guniea as they needed a pilot. The flight was to depart at 23.00 and return this morning at 07.00. We set off on the flight, with a full load of pax, 191 souls on board, and settled in for the night. Captain Sadouk, we call him Sadouko, I am sure you can guess why, was acting as Pilot Monitoring while I was Pilot Flying. Somewhere over the Sahara, we lost contact with Dakar Radio, on HF, and tried to contact Stockholm Radio, who keep a listen out world wide, on HF, instead. Our aircraft are all fitted with a inflight satellite broadcast system called ARCARS, this suddenly chirped into life and we has a message printed off from base. At the same time, Stockholm...
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Coming Home tomorrow!!!

Posted 21-05-2008 at 11:54 by Boeing Guy (Fly me to the moon)

Just wanted to say that really. Its been over two months, well 9 weeks and 3 days, but who's counting. Miss my girl, our home and cats. I will be back in dear old blighty for just over a week and then back to the millstone. The really annoying thing is, last week I was in England, well Heathrow, we flew in satyed for an hour or so and left. I had time to have a chat with the dispatcher and get a copy of the Times, but did not have chance to pop into the terminal to get any mags. So, thanks to BA stoping a nice direct flight from London to Casablanca, I have to get the train to Marrakesh (60's Style) tonight and will be at the airport there about 1am, my flight leaves at 7.30 in the morning get to gatwick for lunch then get the BA shuttle back...
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Early Morinings

Posted 13-05-2008 at 08:12 by Boeing Guy (Fly me to the moon)

After having a few days off, I was meant to be flying Casablanca to Paris Orly today and back. The flight was scheduled for 08.10 Local (09.10 UK time). We have to be at the pick up point at least 1 hour 40 mins before and I try to get there 2 hours before, to get an earlier bus do I can get the paperwork for the flight squared away. So I awoke at 05.15 Local, got showered, dressed in my really cheesy Royal Air Maroc Nylon/Polyester uniform (sticks like no other, thank goodness I have my own shirts, Van Heusen Aviatior Pilot shorts 80% cotton) pop my M&S shoes on (the ones they give us are awful) and have my cornflakes for breakfast. Just got into one of the great taxi's thay have here, today a knackered old Peugeot 205 tell the driver...
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