Today I flew from Boeing Field in Seattle to Honolulu, the 717 used was in Seattle for mechanical and structural reasons so after a few weeks we had to take it back to Honolulu. The sunrise was amazing because of the low visibility and after 5 Hours and 6 Minutes we landed back home in Honolulu where the 717 would later continue on to Kona.
Aircraft: Hawaiian 717-200
Flight Time: 5 Hours and 6 Minutes
Fuel Used: All of it
Lined up on the runway ready for our long flight back to Honolulu
Turning away from the rising sun bound for beautiful weather in Hawaii
Ascending last the Mountains of western Washington preparing for the next 5 hours over water
After a long 4 and a half hours of seeing nothing but water, the volcanoes of Maui and Molokai were a welcoming sight
Crossing the coast of Oahu
Starting to approach runway 22L. We were forced to use 22L because we didn’t have enough fuel to go to any other runway at Honolulu and it allowed us easy access to our diversion airport of Kaneohe Bay Air Station if we ran out of fuel
A steep descent toward the runway after threading the needle through 2 mountains, I see why they don’t use this runway for landings
Final Approach after declaring an emergency for Minimum fuel
A hard Touchdown in Honolulu
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