Hello IFC members, welcome to my second IF trip report! I took a casual trip for fun from Raleigh Durham (KRDU) to Westchester Co airport (KHPN) it was a decent flight, but it could have been better. Here’s the full report and some pics.
At 10:00 on this IF day. At the main terminal at KRDU, I encountered the Boeing 717 (N891DL) that would take us on our flight.
I walked into the 717, the seats were old, but the interior was good. It was pretty comfortable overall.
We started our takeoff roll on runway 23R. I managed to get this picture on rotation.
After rocketing out of KRDU, I got this pic of the suburbs of the city. We are almost at cruising altitude. I fell asleep shortly after taking off.
I woke up just in time for snack and to get this amazing shot of this river delta.
I got my camera out for this shot on our decent over the New York countryside. I heard something about low fuel on the intercom.
We had a go-around after a super turbulent approach, we ended up going around again, and all three approaches we did were super turbulent and windy.
Finally, after 3 approaches, we touched down at KHPL. We had a hard landing, probably -VS 1000. So yeah, super hard touchdown.
Finally, we got to our gate at KHPL, it was a good flight, but it could have ended better.
I hope you enjoyed my second IF trip report. Some info about fuel, I landed with about 10 minutes left. Well, thanks for stopping by, happy landings! 😃👍🏻😎