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, 09:17:11 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



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

Regards,

Aharon