Flying a Dash 7 from KLAX to KSEA, I screwed up on calculating the amount of fuel I needed. Eight minutes from KSEA, I ran out of gas, declared an emergency and started looking for a place to land. Not enough altitude to get to a nearby airport, so I found an open patch of ground between houses and managed to land, albeit, a bit hard. Report follows. Try not to laugh too hard.
Flight OA462 End of flight report Date September 27 2005
Flight ID: OA462
Pilot: Crash Gordon
Aircraft: Dash 7-100 Canadian Ice Reconnaissance Liver
Flight Date: September 27 2005
Departure: 14h18 (21h18 GMT)
Arrival: 17h49 (00h49 GMT)
From: KLAX - Los Angeles Intl - Usa
Nbr of Passengers: 50
The pilot failed to chek fuel and the engine shutdown. There was an exceptional pilot on board and despite the dire situation he was able to land the aircraft safely. The Captain has also declared an emergency before landing.
Flight Distance: 818 Nm Landing Speed: 91.94 kt
Time Airborne: 03h30:22 Landing Touchdown: -785.38 ft/m
Flight Time (block): 03h31:27 Landing Pitch: 3.92°
Time On Ground: 00h03:09 Landing Weight: 37520 lbs
Average Speed: 233.41 kt Total Fuel Used: 4325 lbs
Max. Altitude: FL 190 Fuel Not Used: 0 lbs
Climb Time: 00h23:00 Climb Fuel Used: 573 lbs
Cruise Time: 02h34:52 Cruise Fuel Used: 3256 lbs
Average Cruise Speed: 241.40 kt (M0.39) Cruise fuel/hour: 1261 lbs (calc)
Descent Time: 00h32:30 Descent Fuel Used: 495 lbs
Passenger Opinion: Good flight (85%)
-Were in a better mood because they had food.
-Would have loved the music on the ground but why wasn't there more?
-Were very anxious because of the problem during flight.
-Were relieved to land safely after an emergency.
-Wonder if they landed or if they crashed (hard landing).
Ticket Income: +$22,749 (818 Nm)
Cargo Income: +$2,901 (1404 lbs)
Services Income: +$480 (0 sandwich 1 hot food 1 drink)
Services Cost: -$253 (20% quality)
Fuel Cost: -$2,923 (4325 lbs Jet-A1)
Airport Taxes: -$46 (Large Aircraft)
Insurance Costs: -$1,108 (4.32% rate)
Total Real Income: $21,800
Total Income: $1,090,000 (real x50)
Fleet Bonus: $0 (15 aircraft ,no flights today)
Total Sim Income: $1,090,000 (total income+fleet bonus)
Considering that the flight was good the ticket price low, the service price good and the service quality bad, passengers on this flight think that your company's reputation should be 85%
Your company reputation is now: 75% (+0.91 increase)
Overall Flight Result: Horrible
Pilot Bonus points: 34 points (-30% because you used time acceleration)
· There was a problem aboard and you declared an emergency. (+50 only you caused the problem)
Pilot's Penalty points: -2009 points
· You didn't land at the scheduled airport KSEA but since you were conducting an emergency you will not receive a penalty.
· You made a serious pilot error that resulted in a critical problem. (-800)
· You failed to load sufficient fuel on board your flight and your engine ran out of fuel. (-600)
· You made a very hard landing at -785 ft/mn and the tires sustained damage. (-400)
· You have exceeded the flap speed limit by 20.97kts (-209)
Hoo shiezz man! That's craziness...
I try to live up to my name. 😉
It could have been worse. 😛
What is interesting is that is that after repairing the aircraft from the hard landing, I still turned a profit and my airline's reputation went up.
And...since the pilot owns the airline, job security is assured.
🙂) 🙂) 🙂) .Nice flight...Whats your company name is???
Just to know what i have to avoid....😉
My signature says it all. 😉
I think I've found the perfect business model. Make the passengers so grateful to have lived through the flight that they think you are great.
"The last airline you'll ever fly"
Thats a good thing right? 😀
For me, it is. 😀
Would you prefer, "Fly with us and you'll never fly with another airline"? And how about our frequent flyer airsick bags? No other airline has those! They come imprinted with, "OmegaAir Carry Out". Or our "I survived OmegaAir" t-shirts!?!
By the way, FS passengers got even with me today. I never got within 20 kts of max airspeed for the 1900C and yet it did this:
Flight OA195 End of flight report Date September 28 2005
Flight ID: OA195
Pilot: Crash Gordon
Aircraft: Colgan B1900C
Flight Date: September 28 2005
Departure: 10h37 (16h37 GMT)
Arrival: 13h53 (18h54 GMT)
From: KDEN - Denver Intl - Usa
To: KDFW - Dallas Fort Worth Intl - Usa
Nbr of Passengers: 15
Flight Distance: 555 Nm Landing Speed: 113.92 kt
Time Airborne: 02h11:57 Landing Touchdown: -313.08 ft/m
Flight Time (block): 02h17:23 Landing Pitch: 4.97°
Time On Ground: 00h06:54 Landing Weight: 15194 lbs
Average Speed: 252.52 kt Total Fuel Used: 1511 lbs
Max. Altitude: FL 210 Fuel Not Used: 2343 lbs
Climb Time: 00h13:28 Climb Fuel Used: 231 lbs
Cruise Time: 00h40:57 Cruise Fuel Used: 520 lbs
Average Cruise Speed: 272.96 kt (M0.43) Cruise fuel/hour: 762 lbs (calc)
Descent Time: 01h17:32 Descent Fuel Used: 759 lbs
Passenger Opinion: Exceptional flight (100%)
-Were pleased by the music on ground. A very nice addition to their flying experience.
Ticket Income: +$6,174 (555 Nm)
Cargo Income: +$722 (515 lbs)
Services Income: +$0 (0 sandwich 0 hot food 0 drink)
Services Cost: -$0 (40% quality)
Fuel Cost: -$1,065 (1511 lbs Jet-A1)
Airport Taxes: -$14 (Small Aircraft)
Insurance Costs: -$297 (4.32% rate)
Total Real Income: $5,520
Total Income: $276,000 (real x50)
Fleet Bonus: $277,335 (17 aircraft)
Total Sim Income: $553,335 (total income+fleet bonus)
Considering that the flight was perfect,the tickets price low,passengers on this flight think that your company's reputation should be 100%
Your company reputation is now: 78% (+2.19 increase)
Overall Flight Result: Poor
Pilot Bonus points: 259 points
· Perfect Flight, no problems and very satisfied passengers. (+150)
· Long flight (02h11) without using time acceleration, without any problems and with satisfied passengers. (+109)
Pilot's Penalty points: -600 points
· Exceeding maximum speed of this aircraft is very dangerous. (-600)
Actually I like the "The last airline you'll ever fly" slogan just arbitrary enough to have class.
Looks like FS passengers need to add profit for misc. merchdise to handle the Tshirt sales etc.
And misc. costs from passengers' laundry bills. 😉
My signature says it all. 😉
LOL, I never noticed that. 😂