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Aharon Dayan

Cream Color Indian Chief Western 737-200 Working In Alaska

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Presenting a nice Western airline flight abroad 737-200 with cream color Indian chief Western livery from PADQ Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport located four nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Kodiak on Kodiak Island in Alaska to PANC Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport located 5 miles southwest of downtown Anchorage.

Boarding the plane

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Closing rear passenger door and retracting front passenger door stair

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Time to turn all required lights and to start engines!!

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Since PADQ does not have pushback tugs, the plane is making tight u-turn toward taxiway

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Taxiing to short of runway 07

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Holding short of runway 07 for take off clearance

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Take off clearance is granted and entering into runway 07 for more taxi and backtracking

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Now backtracking at beginning of runway 07

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Starting take off run!!

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Airborne on climb to 21,000 ft to start the route INNOL HOM ENA GASTO TYONE ICICL BOB

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Nice wing view of climbing through clouds

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Still climbing through clouds

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Making heading adjustment during the climb to Fl210

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Dig those AMAZING clouds

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Engines roaring through clouds

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More climb climb through clouds

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Almost reaching Fl210

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Nice tail view

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Now cruising at Fl210 with background view of Gulf of Alaska

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Clouds have been cleared with few remaining puffs of clouds

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Wing view of approaching coastline of Kachemak Bay State Park

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Entering waters of Cook Inlet

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When you see the plane making right turn, you know it is time to make final runway approach to runway 07R

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At 3,000 ft with wing view of sunset and waters of Cook Inlet

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Nice tail view of sunset

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Sorry  cannot resist wing view of sunset shining its light over waters of Cook Inlet

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ARRGGGGGG the wings are too strong making it difficult to make straight runway approach   Argggghh  crosswinds

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Dealing with darn crosswinds

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Fighting against winds

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ARGGHHHHH making adjustments against wind direction

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Much better and centerline!!  

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Seconds before touchdown

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TOUCHDOWN

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Engaging reverse thrusters on super shiny engines!

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Braking down on icy runway

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Exiting into taxiway G which is favorite taxiway to exit from runway 07R

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Finish crossing runway 07left via taxiway G to taxi to gate

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Still taxiing

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Approaching gate 8 while snow plow truck is hurrying to get out of way

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Approaching gate 8

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Arrived at gate with jetway connecting to the plane

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Thank you for viewing my flight report and please stay tuned for next exciting flight

Regards,

Aharon

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