||[Feb. 12th, 2007|02:05 am]
Now in London following long (10 hour) plane ride. Have a day of work in front of me before I sleep. Woo redeyes.|
Also, united is awesome for having ATC chatter on one of the channels. Its sort of amusing listening to the pilots over the ocean where they are, effectively, uncontrolled.
And "Shannon Center" (the Irish ATC) has a cool accent.
The United ATC channel is nice, as is the SAS nose camera; Really, I want both together.
2007-02-12 04:40 pm (UTC)
Especially for me...
...I'm a less-than-fantastic flier, so hearing that there is order to the chaos up there (and that the pilots really are doing their best to avoid the dramatic weather) really helps me out. It's also interesting if you have nothing to do. That and a couple other things are why United is my favorite at the moment (the international flights have really good food too).
The ATC in the cabin was off abroad, though, when I flew -- I was curious to see what language it was in when I was flying over the Pacific, but no dice.
Interesting icon... where did you happen upon those particular locomotives?
Rochester, PA. (That's route 65 in the background)
The units belong to Bennett and Eric Levin and were on their way to Ohio for some sort of railfan days, probably at Dennison.
2007-02-12 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Especially for me...
Indeed that was my guess, but I thought it also might have been Jersey (though couldn't place the highway).
The ATC chatter makes the flight pass pretty quickly. Rather dorkily, I have asked pilots twice about things they said on the radio.
I support this form of dorkiness.
i told you united was awesome for that!
Plus, I have lots of united frequent flyer miles now (about 2/3 of the flights around europe were on united partners).
With the exception of the two short Russian airline hops, the rest were on KLM, which took my continental card.