A few screenshots of my little adventure flying across the pond from Switzerland to America. A lot of firsts here - this was the first time I flew the A330-300 on a long haul, the first time I got intercepted by a random (probably troll user) fighter jet descending into KIAH for no reason, (user Henry Mau, callsign LH400 Super, I’m looking at you) and featuring my first ever moonshot!
Hope you like it!
Callsign: Swiss 49 Heavy
Route: LSZH - KIAH
Time: 10 hours 54 mins
Rotating outta LSZH, runway 28, with a nice golden sunrise
Banking to the left, getting on course towards the western end of Europe. What a view of the Swiss Alps right from the airport itself!
Flying out towards France and the Atlantic, over the scenic and beautiful Alps
Step-climbing my way up to my cruise altitude of FL380
My first ever moonshot! Hope you like it!
After about 10 hours of flying, beginning my descent to 18,000 feet before getting in touch with Houston Approach. In comes a random fighter jet to intercept me (and everyone else heading to Houston apparently).
Passengers looking out, wondering why we’re being escorted. Captain wondering the same.
The fighter escort has been called off (aka ghosted)! On final approach into George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston (KIAH)
Parked safe and sound at the international terminal, right next to a British Airways 747.