Definitely the left side. You will fly pretty close to Rainier then follow the Cascades and volcano's down to PDX
. I have circled Mt St Hellens a couple of times while flying QX
. That depends on the pilot and traffic arriving into PDX
. On the right side you will see the southern Puget Sound, the I-5 corridor including Olympia, Centralia, Kelso-Longview and the Columbia River as you near PDX
. Views around PDX
depend on which direction you land (winds). If you come in from the east, you should be able to see Mt Hood although you get a better view of Mt Hood when you are flying in from east of the Cascades. As you cross the Columbia River, you will to turn towards the west around Gresham then follow I-84 into PDX
. I usually try to look for McMenamin's Edgefield while on final. From the west, you will parallel the Columbia River while on final approach. You may see some spotters along the fence depending on which runway you land on.
I will be flying QX
tomorrow. I fly ACV
on a separate flight. Both flights are on Q400's. Wonder what the microbrew of the month is, this month? Can't wait to have a sample......
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....