Matthias has been out flying again. This time he is flying from Bangor, Main (KBGR) to Buffalo, New York (KBUF) with Northwest Airlines.
One thing I really like about flying in the US is that it's quite easy compared to Europe, where the airway network is much more dense and mainly uncoupled from VOR/NDB navigation nowadays, whereas in the States you can still fly airways easily just hopping from VOR to VOR.
As Boston Center was online at the IVAO network, I decided to put up a short one-and-a-half hour hop from Bangor, Maine to Buffalo, NY with NWA.
Routing: KBGR BANGOR1 BGR J49 ALB J94 BUF DCT KBUF
Cruising level: F340
Estimated flight time: 1:27
Picking up pax and luggage at Bangor International.
'NWA465, Cleared Buffalo, Bangor1 departure out of runway 15, initial climb 4000ft, expect cruising level 340, squawk 4306, for departure remain on this frequency, cleared for push and start at your discretion, advise ready to taxi.'
Taxi to the holdingpoint of runway 15 via Alfa.
I've been a bit busy on departure.. so here we are passing 10000ft, just getting on top of the thick overcast.
Without further level-offs we're climbing to our cruising level.
Through a small gap we get a quick glance over the Portland area.
Inbound Albany we're passing the Hudson river.
Uneventful cruise with M.76, we're 130NM out of Buffalo now.
We've started the descend, with 1000fpm down to level 250, thereafter with around 2500fpm and 290kts to 10000...
Under the clouds again.
15NM out of the airport we're turning to intercept the localizer of runway 15.. wind is reported 27016G23KT.
Just about to capture the glideslope, we have visual with the runway, and the landing checklist is pulled out.
Gear down.. three green.
Over the threshold.
Spoilers out, reverser deployed...
Behind the follow-me to stand 21.
We're guided in by the marshaller.
Thank you for travelling with Northwest Airlines!
Actual flighttime: 1:33
I hope you liked it ;)
Many thanks to Matthias for once again posting a great PIREP!
All screenshots and text by Matthias (MatzeH84 on the forum).