Celebrating 3 Years in the Infinite Flight Community
In introduction, I would just like to say thank you IFC. I truly believe that I have met some of the coolest and most dynamic people including community members, moderators (past and present) and staff members. I reluctantly joined the community a little over 3 years ago after I had some questions about approaching the north side of Tampa back in the “pre-global” days. If some of you remember, yes your throttle would cut off if you went outside of the region boundary. Sadly, I regret not joining sooner. Many of you will be friends for life!
Let’s discuss the flight now, Staff member @MishaCamp wanted some company and he knows that I’m a mush for the East African coastline and outlying islands. The aircraft of choice was the Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900. Per Misha, yes this is an In-Real-Life Route, more details below.
LTFM-HKMO, max fuel since this is approximately a 6+ hour flight, Route- South over The Mediterranean Sea and over the Nile down to the national forests of East Africa. Sadly, Misha could not complete the trip so I felt that it would be an injustice to not get him some good screenshots.
with captions and descriptions
"Golf - Mike India Sierra Hotel, cleared for takeoff Runway 16L"
Misha rolling down the runway as Levet travels down the taxiway
Misha rotating out of Istanbul
Positive rate, gear up
Chase view from Runway 16L
Some 739 wing-flex after rotation and postive rate
Lima Echo Victor Echo Tango departing Istanbul
Gear up after rotating and positive rate callout
Town of Armutlu and the Sea of Marmara
During ascent to cruising altitude
Scattered clouds just south of the Nile River
(Note: these are apart of the 15m imagery, no edits were done to these screenshots)
Passengers and crew were in for a treat as we descend just west of Chyulu Hills National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro cradles the sun as it sets which made for an amazing sunset
Marginal crosswind as we get ready for touch down at nightfall
Which screenshot was your favorite?
- Positive Rate, gear up
- Town of Armutlu and the Sea of Marmara
- Scattered Clouds South of the Nile River
- Mount Kilimanjaro Sunset
Thanks for reading!