Emergency Cuban Missile Crisis Patrol

Aharon Dayan

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Emergency Cuban Missile Crisis Patrol
« on: July 03, 2020, 02:57:14 PM »
Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Presenting last minute emergency Cuban Missile Crisis patrol along western coast of Florida from KPIE St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport with its largest U.S. Coast Guard air base in USA located 9 miles north of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida to KEYW Key West International Airport located 2 miles east of the main commercial center of Key West.

On airborne on climb to Fl210 after take off from runway 36 with background view of highway 60 also known as Courtney Campbell Causeway seen behind the tail showing waters of Old Tampa Bay on right side of the highway and waters of Mobbly Bay on left side of the highway

Making 180 degree right turn passing through clouds

Passing KTPA Tampa International Airport located six miles west of downtown Tampa

Still on climb to F210 flying back to pass waters of Old Tampa Bay

Still on climb past the airport of departure

Flying past Pinellas Park suburb located north of city of St Petersburg where you can see two highways below the plane where the highway under left wing is highway route number 275 and the highway under right wing is highway route number 19 also known as 34th Street North. If you can see square shaped park off the tip of right wing, it is called Helen S. Howarth Community park

I HONESTly have no idea what causeway the plane was passing!!

Passing bridge route number 798 connecting Coquina Beach seen behind left wing and longboat key seen in front of wing

Cruising at F210 looking out for any Soviet or Cuban submarine or ship

Cruising along west coast of Florida

Still cruising with beauty of waters of Gulf of Mexico

Sorry  NO TIME to clean and wash the plane

Cruising and NOT a sight of sharks!!! Guess sharks had fled after hearing about Cuban Missile Crisis

Cruising past background view of North Captiva island and Captiva where you can see under propellers waters of Pine Island Sound Aquatic Preserve

Passing background view of city landscape of Cape Coral where you can see waters of River Caloossahatchee

Passing suburb of Naples park located in North Naples which is of course north of Naples

Cruising (dont you love beauty of water)

Time to start to descend!

At 5,000 ft above gorgeous water

At 3,000 ft

Engines roaring

Still at 3,000 ft getting ready for runway approach to KEYW Key West airport runway 09 due to overcrowding of Key West Air Naval Station base

Deployed landing gear

Maneuvering toward runway

Seconds before touchdown

Ok 2 more seconds


Braking down

Braking down past background view of airport tower

Exiting from runway 09 into taxiway E into cargo apron for refueling and rebriefing

Arrived and ready for refueling and rebriefing

Time for night patrol!!

Thank you for viewing.  Stay tuned for next exciting flight report.