Pilots of the Caribbean: AAL 2136 – SXM to MIA

Thank god there is Flight Simulation. I’m seriously becoming depressed these days. It’s been raining for weeks now, no sun in sight and grey skies. Plus it’s cold. So I was very happy to jump aboard my B737-800 and fly from St. Maarten back to Miami today. Even though there was a thunderstorm in Miami when I arrived. But at least it was a summer thunderstorm…

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The routing: Take-Off in SXM on 10, following the JULNA2 SID. Then we’re heading above the North-Eastern tip of Puerto Rico and fly over a lot of water. Before landing on 27 in Miami, we’ll be descending over the Bahamas.
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A few clouds are hanging in the blue sky over St. Maarten.
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Food is loaded on board for the 3-hour flight.
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What a nice view during cockpit preparations.
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Pushback with the old terminal in the background.
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Both engines are up and stabilized.
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This Winair is arriving from some small island.
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The Royal Islander Club, just before we’re entering the active.
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This guy’s ready for some fence-surfing!
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I want a room in this hotel.
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Just before Vr. That hill’s getting closer…
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Climbing out.
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And a little video from Take-Off.

Following the SID.
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At cruise altitude things were smooth.
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We started our descent into Miami. It’s getting a little bumpy over the Bahamas.
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Just about to enter the clouds. Around us is a stormfront.
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Downtown Miami and the cruise ship terminal during final approach.
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Airport ahead. A thunderstorm with rain and low visibility is not enough to make life hard in a B737.
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Cargo terminal #1.
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Cargo terminal #2. And only classics! 727’s and DC8’s.
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Back at the gate. I guess it won’t be long, before the stormfront is gone.
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This 767 just took off.
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And this report ends with a small video of the approach into Miami. Somehow the rain was gone in the recording, but you still get to hear and see some nice thunderstorm-action.

I hope you enjoyed this flight. Next one will be with AAL B763 to Port-Au-Prince in Haiti.

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5 thoughts on “Pilots of the Caribbean: AAL 2136 – SXM to MIA

  1. Great report once again! Shame about the crap weather in mainland Europe, sunny for weeks here up north. Hasn’t rained for a month now! 😀

    Look forward to the 767 reports. That aircraft has always had a sweet spot in my heart as it operated my first widebody flight.

    cheers, Sveinn 🙂

  2. Hope the 763 flight in the LVD!

    Love the shots coming thru the CB’s on the approach to KMIA.

    The weather here has been hot and humid Max. Mid +30C with humidex in the mid +40C range.

  3. Of course it will be the Level-D. I’m not setting foot in any other 767 in the sim.
    Thanks for you weather reports btw. This makes me feel much better, while it’s raining again 😀

  4. Sveinn, the meteorologists say that an Icelandic low-pressure area is responsible for the terrible weather here. It prevents the high-pressure areas from the South to get here. Thanks for that! First you torture Europe with volcanic ash, now you steal our summer. You just enjoy bullying the poor Europeans, don’t you? 😉

    • Haha! The mainlanders (especially Danes) tortured us for centuries, now it’s our turn. 😉
      Also, don’t forget Icesave! 😛

      cheers, Sveinn 🙂

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