Hey everyone, it’s been a while, but I finally managed to get episode 8 of FlightReport done.
And of course, I will be using the recently released canadian twinprop plane, the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.
I hope you all enjoy this one, was by far the most laborious but as well best episode in my opinion. Have fun!
Today, we will make a short regional flight in the northwest of the United States, from the birthplace of Boeing, Seattle, from Seattle Tacoma Intl (KSEA / SEA) to Portland (PDX). The route we will fly today belongs to flight number AS2329 and will be flown with a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop operated by HorizonAir (Alaska Airlines), registration N447QX.
The plane is being prepared for its flight.
It’s early morning here in Seattle, very cloudy with a bit of wind.
The flight plan for our flight:
Around 140nm and 30 minutes flight time.
Pushback in progress…
Taxiing to runway 34R. This is the first of many times you’ll be treated to this wonderful engine-view.
Holding short of 34R, waiting for takeoff clearance…
AS2329 ready for takeoff…
Cleared for takeoff. Off we go!
Rotating out of Seattle International Airport!
Byebye Seattle, see you later!
Turning above Boeing Field (KBFI)…
Slowly climbing through the fog…
The new terrain warning system in action. Great work!
Gliding through the cloud mat, beautiful sunrise!
The gorgeous Dash 8 cockpit
Dash 8, Mount Rainier and sunrise. It can’t get much better!
Top of decent reached, already sinking down towards Portland, Oregon.
Mount St. Helens visible!
Another prop view!
Portland Intl Airport is in sight!
Scenic sunrise approach into Portland, only a few more nautical miles to go!
Turning on right base leg, runway 10R, getting closer to the touchdown!
Gear is being extracted…
Touchdown in Portland after 28 minutes airborne! Welcome to Oregon!
Crossing runway 03…
Leaving runway 10R, AS2329 will now taxi to parking.
Parked! No apron was free, so the passengers will have to walk into the terminal…
This Dash will stay here 1 hour and fly back to Seattle. But this is everything for this episode.
Episode #008 is done, thanks for reading! Hope you all liked it as it was quite a bunch of work once again!
Improvement proposuals, critics and general feedback are always welcome!
As usual, you can now decide what flight we will make in the next episode!
The options are:
- San Diego (SAN) - San Jose (SJC)
Southwest Boeing 737-700
- Canberra (CBR) - Sydney Kingford Smith (SYD)
QantasLink Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
- London Luton (LTN) - Dortmund Wickede (DTM)
easyJet Airbus A319