Believe It Or Not Alaska Airline Did Operate Hercules!!

Aharon Dayan

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Believe It Or Not Alaska Airline Did Operate Hercules!!
« on: August 07, 2020, 11:17:11 AM »
Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Presenting a nice Alaska Airlines Hercules action via flight from PAAQ Palmer Municipal Airport located 1 mile southeast of the central business district of Palmer in Matanuska-Susitna Borough of Alaska to PAHO Homer Airport located two miles east of the central business district of Homer in the Kenai Peninsula Borough of Alaska.

Getting ready for fight to Homer that is considered and known as the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.

Starting engines!!

Right engines started and revved up

Starting left engines

Gauges indicating that engines are ready for taxi!

Starting to taxi to short of runway 34

Entering into taxiway on way to runway 34

Still taxiing on taxiway towards the runway

Nice cockpit view of mountains of Chugach State Park

Holding short of runway 34 to check for any GA plane

Entering into runway 34 with background view of Buffalo Soapstone mountain range

Cockpit view of entering into runway 34

Ready for take off!!

Roaring down the runway

Airborne on climb to fl200 making sharp left turn to avoid high mountains ahead

You can see how high the mountains are that the plane managed to avoid after successful sharp left turn after take off

Still climbing to fl200

Now cruising southbound at fl200

Passing PAED Elmendorf Air Force Base located north of  Anchorage

Passing Port of Anchroge seen off tip of right wing where you can see three cargo ships docked at and passing Anchorage suburb of Wilson Village seen on left side of the left wing

Passing PAMR Merrill Field airport located one mile east of downtown Anchorage where you can see waters of Westchester lagoon on left side of the screenshot

Passing PANC Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport  5 miles outhwest of downtown Anchorage where you can see frozen water of lake Spenard behind right wing

Passing entire landscape of the same airport

leaving the airport grounds where you can see Kincaid Park in front of left wing

Passing Fire island off Anchorage where you can see unpaved and unnamed runway

Cruising through clouds across waters of Cook Inlet

Descending through clouds

At 5,000 ft flying through clouds to get ready for runway approach to runway 03

On final runway approach

30 seconds before runway passing view of waters of Beluga Slough where you can see lake street road in front of the plane nose

5 seconds before touchdown


Front landing gear gliding down in most graceful manner

Front wheels making runway contact

Braking down

Taxiing to cargo apron

Thank you for viewing.  Please stay tuned for next exciting flight