Follow this first revenue flight of the Boeing 737-300 G-IGOM having only been delivered to Go two days earlier presented by Captain John Mahon and First Officer Joe Wholihan.
You will join John and Joe at London Stansted airport (EGSS) for a round trip to Lisbon in Portugal, on this brand new aircraft. Departure is from Stansted's Runway 23, callsign Go Flight 301, for our journey with John as Pilot Flying.
Once in the cruise, John takes time to give you an extensive tour of the flightdeck and reveals many details about the systems on board the 737. Some of the systems covered include: EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System) which incorporate the EADI (Electronic Attitude Director Indicator), EHSI (Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator. John also explains the RDMI (Radio Direction Magnetic Indicator) and takes a detailed look at the engine instruments. We then make the approach to Lisbon using runway 03.
Once on the ground, join John for his pre-flight walk-round as the crew prepare for the return sector.
On our return journey, Joe is Pilot flying as we take-off on runway 03. Once established in the cruise, John again takes you through some instruments including the FMC (Flight Management Computer) and a very detailed look at the system pages of the FMC which includes: Progress, Climb, Cruise, Descent, Legs, Approach, Reference, Route, Direct Intercept, Departures/Arrivals and the Hold Pages.
We then move on to look at the Auto Thrust System which includes a demonstration about how the system maintains thrust settings on each engine. After showing the Trim wheels and a guided tour of the MCP (Mode Control Panel), which houses systems such as the Flight Director and Autopilot, we then start our descent back to Stansted for an approach to runway 23. Hear the Air Traffic Control for our flights and follow the checklists as you discover the features of the B737-300 from the privileged position of the flightdeck.
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About Captain John Mahon
Captain John Mahon started his flying career in Aer Lingus in 1979 as a cadet pilot. On graduation from Oxford Air Training School he commenced flying on the Boeing 737-200. In 1987 he joined Inter European Airways in Cardiff as Flight Technical Manager and was involved in introducing the 737-300 and 757 into the fleet.
With IEA's take-over by Airtours he became the A320 Technical Captain and was then invited to help set up British Mediterranean Airways in London Heathrow. He joined Go in April 1998 and operated their first commercial flight to Rome Ciampino on May 22nd of that year.
He has over 10,000 hours flying experience and has flown Worldwide on various secondments, including two years on the Boeing 767 with Alitalia