Newark Liberty to Hong Kong
Last night I did a group flight with @NYFLFlyer22, @Pajd02, and @Lufthansa2 (the flight was his idea). We said that would be our first flight together when 20.1 dropped, and we finally all got around to doing it. The newly reworked 772 is an amazing aircraft in the sim, arguably the best. I got to fly directly North over the U.S. and Canada, the North Pole (where I had never been in IF) and then South over Russia and China. It was so much fun and my first ultra long haul that I’ve completed without my phone crashing.
@NYFLFlyer22 did a Cathay Pacific 77W from JFK instead and met up with us in the air.
Newark, NJ, USA to Hong Kong
EWR - HKG • KEWR - VHHH
Boeing 777-200ER (United Airlines)
🇺🇸 • 🇭🇰
Rotating out of New Jersey (that gear tilt 😍)
Turning away from busy NYC airspace
Sunrise filling the plane with a subtle orange glow over far Northern Canada
Cruising above the Arctic Ocean at FL360 in broad daylight
As quick as it rose, the sun sets and we get another orange gleam over Russia
Descending into metropolitan Hong Kong
The famous, mountainous sharp turn to a short final at HKG
Greasing on 25R at Hong Kong International with the turquoise bay and gorgeous mountains surrounding us
All of us unloading sleepy passengers at the gate!
Using instrument procedures, the reworked 772, taxiway diagrams, and VNAV made this flight 100x more fun. 20.1 makes me just want to fly all day long.
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