This amazing and unique programme, presented by Captain Nicholas Stein and First Officer Kevin Long, provides a fascinating insight into the BAe 146-200 "Whisper Jet".Features take-off from London Luton for a round trip to Rome Ciampino airport in Italy
This amazing and unique programme, presented by Captain Nicholas Stein and First Officer Kevin Long, provides a fascinating insight into the BAe 146-200 "Whisper Jet".
You join Nick and Kevin at London Luton for a round trip to Rome Ciampino airport in Italy. We depart from Luton runway 26, on a Compton SID for our journey with Nick as Pilot Flying.
Once in the cruise Nick takes time to give you a detailed tour of the flightdeck and gives you many details about the systems and operational requirements of the 146, including the MWS (Master Warning System) with a demonstration of how the system works. Nick also takes you through the flight control systems and engines.
En-route we are treated to a spectacular view of the French Alps before then making an approach to Rome Ciampino using runway 15.
On the return leg Kevin is Pilot Flying as we take-off on runway 15. Once in the cruise again Nick takes you through more systems including the TMS (Thrust Management System) and Kevin takes you around his instrumentation. Nick also gives you a fascinating insight into becoming an airline pilot.
We then start our descent back to Luton for an approach to runway 26. Throughout the flight you-ll hear Air Traffic Control for our flights and follow the checklists and procedures as you discover the 146 in a unique television experience.
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About the Aircrew
Captain Nicholas Stein started flying aged 17, when he was awarded an RAF Flying Scholarship. Following University, he joined the RAF. After training he flew the C130 Hercules on world-wide operations, including 4 months in the Falkland Islands. In 1985 he did famine relief work in Ethiopia and in 1986 he accompanied the Red Arrows on a 6-week tour out of the Far East.
Nick then spent 6 years as a flying instructor, first on the Bulldog and then on the Jetstream, before returning to the Hercules as a Training Captain on 24 Squadron. Once again, his duties took him to many interesting places.
On retirement from the RAF, Nick joined the newly launched Debonair Airways. He was a Training Captain on the 146 and has 6000 flying hours.
Nick lives in Wiltshire with his wife and two young children. His hobbies include vintage aircraft, tennis, skiing and hillwalking.
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