Hey everyone, welcome to my NetJets trip report! Today, I am flying on the Bombardier Global 6000 from Aspen to Van Nuys on N142QS.
🛫 Aspen @ 5:01 MST
🛬 Van Nuys @ 5:44 PST
✈️ 6 SOB / 3 pax / 3 crew
After a delay from the flight from Montana to Aspen, the flight was an hour delayed but we took off uneventfully with me in the jumpseat! We climbed to 40,000ft and the service began. Due to the short duration of the flight, there was no meal service but snacks and drinks were provided by the flight attendant. I ended up going into the aft cabin and having it to myself during cruise which was a nice treat. I didn’t get photos of that cabin but I did get some of the cockpit:
We began an extremely turbulent decent, the pilots said we did receive severe turbulence meaning momentary losses of control. Apart from that, the initial descent was uneventful. A big twist ended up being when at 400ft the pilots made an extreme go-around. I was in the jumpseat with a headset and I heard the pilots request 2 wind-checks, and on both occasions, ATC said winds were calm. It turned out that the winds were not calm and that we were landing on runway 16R with a 28kt tailwind. The pilots immediately pulled back on the yoke and added TO/GA thrust propelling the plane to 4,000ft. This also made the 4 aircraft behind us go around together. We flew a pattern and then made a 180 back to Van Nuys and had a very bumpy landing on 34L.
Overall, the crew was nice and professional and the flight attendant was very kind. I was also very thankful to the pilots for allowing me to sit in the jumpseat for a good part of the flight.
Thank you for reading and I’ll see you in the sky!