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    A couple of days ago, my family and I took a walk to that place east of the runway again








    Special light and skyscape that day


    Freikollen mountain (629 meters) in the distance
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      Not exactly the airport, but I must show you my last few taken from the east end of the runway. They are taken towards east and the mountains at Tustna. What a light!!!!




      And walking down to the end of the road there, we ended up down by the sea looking east towards the ferry stretch Seivika-Tømmervåg and further in the Vinjefjorden and Trøndelag.
      This road is of cource built for the purpose of driving rescue vehicles on it in case of a planecrash or something...
      My last two pictures here should've been posted in the ferry thread, perhaps, but since they are part of a collection taken from the same spot.


      The ferry is ÅFJORD, a reserve for one of the other older ferries which is on an annual resertification and maintenance


      That's all, folks!

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        Two flights take off from Kvernberget at 1 PM each day by Widerøe, one to Bergen and the other to Stavanger and Kristiansand.
        Today we also had a visitor from Prague with a Pilatus PC-12 at stand 1.










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        • Tommi
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          I've flown quite a much with Dash-8's. A bit noisy, usually good leg room and a nice acceleration on the runway.

        • Sterkoder
          Sterkoder commented
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          Have to agree on those three, Tommi.
          The acceleration from standstill toward take-off speed is nothing less compared to a commercial jet.
          Then there's the noise, which is like sitting inside a mixmaster (I would guess), and it vibrates. But once on cruise altitude, it's quite ok.
          Leg room, from my experience with Dash 8 (Widerøe and US Airways) is very good :-)

        • pilotdane
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          Oh, I love the Pilatus PC-12. One of my favorites right along with the Dash 8. My big thought is the Dash 8 should have a horn to beep and get the slow moving ATR's out of their way.

        That last image, the B&G one really stands out as an exceptional image. Well done, Sterkoder!
        With kind regards,

        Jan-Olav Storli
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        • Sterkoder
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          Photobucket is gone for me, when it comes to third party use of my pictures. So, here's the B&W Pilatus picture reuploaded
          SSL24306 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        Long time since we've had something from Kvernberget airport in Kristiansund. Since all my Photobucket images are long gone, I guess it's time to start filling this thread up again.
        Here are a few from Friday and we see a couple of Bombardier (former DeHavilland) Dash-8 from Widerøe, one for Bergen and one for Stavanger. In the middle we see a Bombardier CRJ-900 from Scandinavian Airlines bound for Gardermoen/Oslo.
        SSL23922 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        SSL23924 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        SSL23925 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        SSL23926 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        It say SAS all over, but actually this is an aircraft on wet-lease from City Jet in Ireland. Wet-lease of cource means that SAS rent everything from plane to crew.
        SSL23929 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        Taking off for Bergen
        SSL23934 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        Taxi out on active runway for departure to Oslo
        SSL23945 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

        Rotate, lift-off and up into the wild blue yonder we go...
        SSL23951 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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          Great new additions - glad you found time to update and refresh this thread!

          Thanks also for the explanation of wet lease - my days are now filled with a lot of aviation and aviation-related studies, but I hadn't gotten to the chapter on we-lease yet.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          • Sterkoder
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            You're welcome.
            The other method of leasing is of course dry-lease, where a company lease aircraft only

          Widerøes flight WF570 to Bergen at 4:30 PM today. This is a Bombardier Dash-8-Q300.
          ​​​​​​SSL24735-1 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          ​​​​​​SSL24738-1 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          Widerøes flight WF555 to Trondheim at 4:33 PM today. This is a Bombardier Dash-8-Q200.
          ​​​​​​SSL24740-1 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          SSL24745-1 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

          ​​​​​​SSL24748-1 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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            I have not long come back from Norway where I did my 6th round voyage on Lofoten. Mostly dark, reasonably bright Aurora, but I loved Kirkenes,with Lofoten ploughing neatly through the solid ice layer in the harbour. There was heavy snow shortly after we moored so almost every photo was marred with white dots and bumps. Now I read that mainland Europe was/is freezing but the Arctic is frying. (Figuratively) Climate anomalies will only become more erratic I suspect.

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              Well, someone is talking about 'global warming', but that is unknown to us up here.
              Yes, I know, we're talking global, so statistically it might be correct. Though, it grew trees on Greenland before, CO2 levels were higher and it was a lot warmer in general before, thousand of years ago.
              The climate swing, it has its ups and downs, there has been more ice on the poles, there has been a lot less and none.
              My approach is to try to be a better person in the way I waste and to take one day at the time.
              Anyway, if we look upon the human time on this planet like a watch, the life as "we" know it, from I guess the h o m o sapiens, was only been here from 11:55. So think about how long the globe has managed without "us"
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              • nari
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                Yes, the climate has changed many times over the past centuries and eons. But as the world's population has vastly increased over the eons, the stress has also increased for large populations. In the late 19th century an explorer was disappointed to find no snow or ice on Greenland. That is not long ago. I agree that the planet would have managed in the past quite adequately "without us". We have taken away from the earth far more than we have ever given back.

              Take-off video in a Cirrus SR-20 from Kvernberget. (Click on the picture and you will be directed to my flickr-account to click play on the video there)

              ​​​​​​IMG_3738 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
              Last edited by Sterkoder; July 5th, 2018, 21:56.
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                Fire exercise area at Kvernberget, just east of the aero clubs hangar
                ​​​​​​SSL26356 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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                  The most beautiful when one has the instrument rating on the pilot license, is when you climb into the clouds and come out on top. Here's a video showing just that, as we fly towards Ålesund.
                  This is from about 6.500 feet above the Atlantic Road
                  ​​​​​​IMG_3740 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    I enjoyed looking at all these planes - but really liked the Bombardier Dash-8-Q200. It looks like it means business....

                  Nice videos indeed - must be a wonderful feeling having the opportunity to be a passenger on such a flight!
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    For the second day in a row we have a Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. G-VI (G650) visiting here in Kristiansund.
                    Reg. is N47TR and the plane, owned by Bank of Utah Trustee in Salt Lake City, was built in 2014 and is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR700.
                    The plane left Bodø two days ago, but we don't know who charter the plane. We, who has experienced such business jets here at this time of year before, think about a certain Russian oligark, but who knows :-)

                    ​​​​​​SSL26776 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    ​​​​​​SSL26777 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    ​​​​​​SSL26782 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    ​​​​​​SSL26786 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    ​​​​​​SSL26787 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                    ​​​​​​SSL26789 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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                    • nari
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                      Svein, what are the little orange squares on a string on the nose of the plane under the ****pit shields?

                    The orange squares are fabric markers with the text REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT on them.
                    They are attached to small plastic seals that cover pitot tubes, the part of the air speed indicator system that provide dynamic air pressure into the system.
                    The other device is the static ports (small holes in the fuselage) that provide static pressure to the system.
                    The difference between the static and dynamic pressure is calculated and is given to the pilots as airspeed on the dash board.
                    It's vital that the dynamic and static ports are kept open and that no dust or insects or nothing can interrupt the airflow and therefore, when on ground, they put covers on the tubes.
                    To help the crew not forget to take them off before flight, they hang long orange or red fabric squares on them. That was the simple explanation.

                    The other places you can spot such squares with the same text on them, are on the undercarriage struts, where they put lock pins in holes to prevent accidential retraction of the landing gear on ground when parked.

                    On military aircraft we often see such squares on weapons as well, when they are attached to safety pins when the aircraft is on ground and everyone want to secure the weapon/bomb from accidential separation from the aircraft, and what that might come to.
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                    • nari
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                      Thank you so much, it sounds a rather good system of management all round.
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