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“Ladies and Gentlemen, from the flight deck, Cap’n Aux speaking. Welcome aboard! Fasten your seatbelts. We are now . . .”
Calling for pushback!
“CAP’N AUX, YOU ARE CLEARED TO PUSH . . .”
“Clear right—at least, for the next 100 feet in this fog!”
“Set your brakes, Cap’n Aux…turn engines!”
“Cleared to Taxi . . .”
“Give way to the RJ inbound…”
“Cap’n Aux, follow the RJ ahead. Cleared to cross Runway 25R…”
Number umpteenth in line for takeoff!
SFO: Outta da way, B-747 arriving!
Finally! Made it to the runway just in time for sundown!
“CAP’N AUX, YOU ARE CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF!” . . . . . . . . . “Ladies and gentlemen, from the Flight Deck, Cap’n Aux again. We have reached our cruise altitude. Seat belt sign’s off as we . . .
SAIL OFF INTO THE SUNSET!
TPA: Climbing out #1…
ORD: Overflying from the east
PHX: Best sunsets in the West!
And a lovely view from atop the clouds!
The sun visor gives us a glimpse of Mt. Rainier in the setting sun….
And a gorgeous profile as we pass by into SEA! (Mt. Adams & Mt. St. Helen in the distance)
Sunset, 1/4 moon, pink contrail. Too cool!
By request, one of the coolest contrail pics I’ve ever taken. We were following this guy, West to East. I took a vid similar to this, which can be seen on my “30 years in the Life of an Airline Pilot!”
Swayne sent me a very touching photo—with quotes from my novel!
Right on, Swayne! You even got a pic from my former Alaska bush airline!
MY AVIATION HEROS
One of my newest heroes, Justin. Fresh off a tour of Afghanistan and Iraq, he is now beginning his flight training adventure! (On the flight deck of a NW B-747!) He blogs about it at: http://standingtalll.blogspot.com/
Dwight is our Hero of the Hour, after this summer having personally FOUND a missing toddler lost in the Alaskan bush!
“Psst, Cap’n Aux here again. Before you all go…
DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE WAY TO PHX?!?!
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