Pilot’s ‘eye-opening’ ‘Berry’ flight was ‘a perfect storm’

BRIAN DAVIES’ eye-opening flight with his first-ever flight simulator, dubbed “Berry”, was all about a perfect storm of factors, from the sheer size of the plane to the sheer amount of adrenaline.

“I was in an unfamiliar, very stressful environment,” Mr Davis said.

“But I had a plan to get it over.

It was my first flight and the pilot told me, ‘you have to fly this plane and you have to get this plane in the air and then you can make the best decision you can.'”

Mr Davis and his partner David Smith, a former Air New Zealand pilot, landed on the runway at Dunedin airport on September 29, 1981.

The pair were greeted by the sight of a bright orange aircraft.

“You can see the engine and you can see all the propellers,” Mr Smith said.

The two pilots quickly realised what they were looking at was an aircraft of an entirely different type to their own.

“The engines looked like they were made of glass,” Mr Davies said.

While they weren’t sure if the plane was an airplane or a plane simulator, they were convinced the plane they had been looking at had engines like those on a Boeing 707.

“We looked at the engines and we were just blown away,” Mr Jones said.

They immediately started making calculations about what they could see and how they could approach the aircraft.

After several days of flying, Mr Davies decided to take his flight simulator out for a spin.

“It was a perfect, perfect storm,” Mr Adams said.

Mr Davis had flown many different aircraft before, but he was particularly excited about the new simulator he had been given.

“What we saw that day was really quite amazing,” Mr Anderson said.

His first flight with Mr Davis was on a 737, and Mr Davis had made a few adjustments.

“After a few hours, we went into a corner and it was just a very calm moment,” Mr Edwards said.

He told Mr Anderson that he had had an idea about a way to make the plane bigger, so he would be able to fly higher.

“At that moment, we were like, ‘Wow, what do we have here?'”

Mr Anderson recalled.

The idea was to get the wings off the aircraft and make it bigger.

Mr Edwards said he was amazed that it would work.

“When we started to go over it, we just thought, ‘That’s the best idea ever,'” he said.

As he was flying his way around the airport, Mr Davis recalled how his plane was still on the ground when the pilot arrived to take it off.

“He went and got his seatbelt, and then he came in, and I remember thinking to myself, ‘Oh my God, he’s going to jump off’,” Mr Edwards recalled.

He was surprised when the plane began to slowly sink.

“Then I thought, “Oh, my God’,” Mr Anderson remembered.”

And I remember he started to get up and he was looking at the ground.

I think he just kind of stopped.

He was kind of looking around and I think I heard, ‘Well, you can’t do that’.

“Mr Davis said that after the pilot had put on the seatbelt and the plane started to sink, the crew took it off the runway.”

There were two things that made it so we could get it off that runway, one was just the seat belt and the other was the plane’s brakes,” Mr Davies said.

In a bid to get their pilot back on the flight, Mr Adams and Mr Edwards made another adjustment.”

Once we had that, it was really hard for him to take off again,” Mr Evans said.

After Mr Davis’ return, Mr Evans was given the opportunity to fly the plane once more, and he decided to try it again.”

For some reason, I just wanted to try again,” he said, describing the flight as “the most surreal” he had ever experienced.

The plane, which had never been flown before, had been left on the tarmac for almost five hours, and the pilots had to use a lot of patience to get everything down.”

As we were trying to get things down, I thought to myself: ‘Oh, God, we’ve got to do something’,” Mr Davies recalled.

Mr Evans said he flew through his first approach and landing without much trouble.”

To my mind, I’ve never been so nervous before in my life,” he recalled.”

On that particular day, I had no idea what was going to happen.

It’s not something that’s easy to do, it’s not as easy to fly.

“Mr Davies’ first flight was successful, and when Mr Davis landed, the aircraft was on the right hand side of the runway and the runway was clear.”

That was really the best moment of my life,

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