I often check Flight Radar 24 to see if any cool flights are flying over me. I have recently seen a lot of flights from either Seattle to Reno, or vice versa. So, I thought to myself, “Why don’t I do that?”. So I did, and here are some photos from along the way. Hope you enjoy!
After pushing back from Gate B09, and departing from Runway 34L, I am on my way to Seattle. I must have been light, because I rotated before crossing runway 7.
Still climbing, and my (very few) passengers get a nice view, from both sides as I now have Pyramid Lake on my right, and Honey Lake on my left (which I guess I just noticed you cant really see, but that’s ok…)
I have now reached my cruising altitude of FL360, this photo was taken while just surpassing Summer Lake.
This very scenic route also includes the Three Sisters Mountains
To conclude our Cascade Mountain Range trend, we have (from foreground to background), my home mountain of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt St. Helens, and Mt. Rainier
A beautiful shot that I couldn’t miss of Mt. Rainier
And my terrible landing that consisted of almost no flare whatsoever, no butter today…
Departure Airport: KRNO (Reno)
Arrival Airport: KSEA (Seattle)
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200 (Alaska Airlines)
Flight Time: 1 hour & 29 minutes
Cruising Altitude: FL360