One of the reasons I don’t normally fly on FNF!
Well after many years of flying on IF, gaining over 900 hours of on line flights, over 1000 landings and over 600k XP I have received my first ghosting! Totally pilot error, can only blame myself as whilst I had researched my flight plan, SID and also STARs for my flight, the one thing I didn’t do was fully research the airport I was starting from!
Pushback from the cargo area at FACT is ‘challenging’, especially as it’s close it the junction of 16 and 19 runways. Given permission to taxi to 19, I miss read the ground lines and crossed 16 to hold short for 19, at which point I was ghosted!
It would have been nice to receive a warning before the ghosting, however as I lost “Situtional Awarness” it was as we say in the UK…”a Fair Cop Guv”.
The reason I don’t normally fly on FNF anymore? Well partly because it gets crowded, iPad lags a bit and also I don’t normally see all the planes! But also as it’s crowded I tend not to do my usual full planning. Lesson to be learnt by all is do your research and plan ahead! Off to my 7 days of purgatory!
Lufthansa Cargo 500