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    REVIEW - JustPlanes Air France A340 Aviation Video


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    Review

    by Marlon Carter

     

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    INTRODUCTION

     

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    + Cockpit filming using up to 7 cameras for fantastic views on takeoff & landing!

    + Detailed Preflight Preparations

    + Crew Briefings

    + Checklists

    + Aircraft Walkaround

    +Depature& Arrival Airport Charts

    + Detailed Cockpit Presentation

    + Pilot Presentation

    + A340-A330 chase over the Atlantic

    + Great scenery

    + Best approach & departure from St Maarten!

    + Ground footage at St Maarten

     
     

     

     

    Flight Information

    A/C

    Reg

    Flight

    Route

    Flt Time

    Destinations

    A340-300

    F-GLZJ

    AF 498

    CDG-SXM

    8h24

    CDG Paris CDG, FRANCE

    SXM St Maarten, NETH ANTILLES

    A340-300

    F-GLZJ

    AF 499

    SXM-CDG

    7h55

    SXM St Maarten, NETH ANTILLES

    CDG Paris CDG,

     

     

     

    HIGHLIGHTS

     

    Air France isn’t a new comer to the Just Planes video series and they have once again opened their tours for enthusiast to enjoy a thrilling route trip from Paris to St. Maarten on board their A340-300. While this program features only one destination, it is packed with numerous highlights for all to enjoy. This program begins with an introduction to our flight crew as they complete a very thorough review of their routing and weather information. During this process, viewers will be able to see firsthand the hard work and preparation that takes place prior to each flight which includes consideration of not just the weather and route, but also the passengers and cargo onboard the aircraft. After the briefing is completed, we join our pilots on the flight deck of the A340 for a full preflight cockpit setup prior to our departure. For fans of the A340, this segment will be quite exciting since it showcases the procedures necessary to prepare an A340 for takeoff.

     

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    After departing from Paris enroute to St.Maarten, there were many highlights which included presentations by our pilots on our routing and the procedures associated with crossing the Atlantic. These presentations were all very insightful into what takes place behind the cockpit doors while flying over 8 hours to your destination of choice. In addition to these insightful presentations, this program is also filled with many beautiful scenic views from the numerous cameras that were positioned in the cockpit. By far, the most significant of these scenic shots were captured on our approach to the beautiful island of St. Maarten. While on the island of St. Maarten, Just Planes also took the time to capture some amazing airport shots of various Air France A340s as they landed and departed from the Princess Juliana airport. This additional segment was an added treat that may definitely inspire aviation enthusiast to visit this island with a unique airport and the famous Maho Beach at the runway threshold.

    Prior to our return flight to Paris, Our first officer takes the viewers on a very detailed external walkaround of the A340 which is a necessary procedure to ensure that the aircraft is airworthy. After a thrilling departure from St. Maarten, the presentations by our pilots continued with a detailed cockpit presentation that covered nearly every system of the aircraft. Other topics of discussion during this segment included the reasons why the A340 is still widely used by Air France and sad fact that by the year 2019, the A340 will be replacedby newer aircraft such as the A350. In a similar manner to our first flight, our return to Paris also featured many amazing views for the cockpit as we made our approach and landing back at the Charles de Gaulle airport. With numerous cameras onboard the aircraft, this allowed viewers to experience this approach from various perspectives that were very unique. Ultimately, this program was an insightful look into the daily operations of Air France and their professional flight crew. For fans of the A340, this program is a must have item and I am eagerly looking forward to seeing more videos from Air France that perhaps features the A380 operations to US destinations. Air France and Just Planes have once again done an amazing job at inspiring the next generation of aviation enthusiast.

     

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    Video Preview

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc4El-MfcwY



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