Back to the Lower 48: ASA 76 – JNU to SEA
After flying around in Alaska for quite some time now I thought it was time to move on and see something different now. Every journey begins with the first step (even though flying around in the FS world is one big, never-ending journey) and so we left Alaska today and made our way into Washington state. I only know the East Coast from my personal experience and never made it to the other side of the contiguous USA. I have a couple of friends from the West Coast though, and they always keep saying “West Coast, Best Coast!”. We will not get into that now, but this flight to Seattle sure was a nice one.
The route will lead us along the Pacific coast of Alaska and Canada for the most part. Take off in Juneau will be from runway 26 and following SID CINGA3 requires us to perform a steep climb to avoid the terrain in our departure path. Also the runway is relatively short with only 8,457 feet. Cruise flight will be parallel to the coast for most of the time, for example overflying the Prince of Wales Island and later, before we start our descent, Vancouver Island. During descent we will pass the Cascade Range, get a beautiful view of the Olympia Mountains in Olympia National Park and Puget Sound. On final for runway 16C we will overfly downtown Seattle and Boeing Field. FL is 39,000 feet.
That’s it for today. Thanks for reading. Next flight will be from Rain City to Fog City. We’re going to San Francisco; maybe even with some flowers in our hair…