FlightReport #005 // Sint Maarten (SXM) - Charlotte Douglas (CLT)

I’m back with episode 5 of FliiiiightReeeepoooort,
You could vote for your favorite in the last episode, SXM - CLT recieved the most votes, so here we are at Sint Maarten, the planespotting paradise in the caribbean, Princess Juliana Intl Airport, St. Maarten, at gate 6 with our Airbus A321(SL) operated by America’s flag carrier airline American Airlines.

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Our plane will depart northwest and will land in the state North Carolina, at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. This flight is operated by AmericanAirlines in Real World Aviation as well and belongs to flight number AA866.
It’s early morning on St. Maarten, the plane has spent its night on one of the airport’s aprons after a late flight from Denver and is now being prepared for the passengers.

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Pushback in progress…

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Taxiing to runway 10, early bird planespotters are gathering at Maho Beach for the first plane to leave Sint Maarten today.

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Pilots waving the people at the beach, while lining up…

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JEEEEEETBLAAAAAST!


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Sunrise takeoff from runway 10, bye bye SXM!

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climbing…

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A snack is being served on FL350…


later…

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AA886 descending into Charlotte, bad weather conditions now, low visibility, turbulence and gusts…

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wing view approach

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on final, only a few more feet to go!


Landing on runway 18C

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AA886 taxiing to its gate…

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Done! The A321 is back safely at CLT after a 2,5 hour flight. Passengers are deboarding and the plane will depart for Toronto in 60 minutes again. Happy flying!

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Thanks for reading yet again, I really hope you enjoyed this new episode.
As usual: Voting time!
You can leave two votes!

  • Singapore Changi (SIN) - Honolulu (HNL)
    (Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER)
  • Oakland (OAK) - Denver (DEN)
    (Delta Airbus A319)
  • Düsseldorf (DUS) - San Francisco (SFO)
    (Lufthansa Airbus A380-800)
  • Bournemouth (BOH) - Amsterdam (AMS)
    (FlyBe Embraer E195)
  • Colorado Springs (COS) - Eagle County Rgnl(EGE)
    (TravelSky Airbus A318)

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Great work !!! Love the series :{)

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Do you actually go out of the region or just disconnect then fly back up?

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probably did that

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I’m disconnecting, spawning somewhere at the other end of the region and fly up to ~10k ft.

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Ok cool (filler)

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I love your dedication to these series! Keep them coming in! :D

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There will be plenty following, no worries ;)

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hoping see a flight from our VA @BavariaAVIATION

You better vote for COS - EGE ;)

i’ve only vote for that flight :)

i dont see you very frequently in our logbook :)

I know, has various reasons, mostly around with the Team Germany members lately and I’m hanging into Amsterdam a lot. Will pick up on the TSK flights definitely soon again! :)

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loving your work! Glad to see someone else adding realism to their flights by doing ‘mulit’ region flights to real timetabled flights!

Voted for the Bournemouth flight next…flying from my home airport!

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Thanks for the feedback!
Glad I could improve my mindreading skills.

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As long as the plane is not airborne, it doesn’t make money, so pump some fuel into it and up with it to the sky!

AA isn’t the flag carrier of the United States.

But? (filler)

The U.S. hasn’t an official flag carrier airline :)

Oh, didn’t know that. Well it seemed logical to me that AA is America’s flag carrier, because it carries its flag. But thanks for the clarification!