This was my longest flight in a long time, the plan was inspired the other day when I saw on Flightaware.com a flight flown the other way, SXM
in a Falcon 2000. Today I am flying PWK
in a Falcon 2000 from Mike Stone so that I can escape the cold and snow in Chicago. PWK
is a special airport for me, that was where I took my first two, and up until now, my only flight lessons. I also work about 5 miles from there and in the warmer temps, I spend a couple hours after work at a spotting area to watch the traffic come and go. Most traffic is GA
and bizjets, but from time to time there are some small cargo haulers in C208s and Lears that come and go. A couple of years ago PWK
was also the airport where Bombardier flew in a Q400 for review by UA
. I was dissappointed when they didn't order it, but am happy now that they got it with their merger with CO
Parked at the Atlantic Aviation ramp at PWK
A Global Express parked at the Signature ramp at PWK
A steep climb out of a poorly modifed AFCAD of poorly designed stock airport
Downtown Chicago, CGX
still lives on in my sim!
Over central Indiana at FL450 at a cruising speed of M.79
B737-700 passes below on it's way to MDW
, my last view of the US as I cross into the Atlantic Ocean
After a long time of seeing nothing but water, here are the British Virgin Islands
Weather looks much better than what I left in Chicago!
I hate this approach into SXM
, much prefer Rwy 9 over the beach!
Trying to make a quick exit from the runway so all of the waiting bizjets can get out of here
Admiring the old terminal while I wait for departing traffic so I can continue my taxi
An Insel Air Mad Dog that landed about 10 minutes before I did, only commercial airline here at this hour
Everbody out, head out for dinner and fun on the island!
The Mike Stone Falcon 2000 was a fun plane to fly, I am keeping it in my hangar and have already added a panel for it. I did find a FDE update for it, hopefully it corrects some of the handling issues, I had to go around not once, not twice but three times at SXM
because I could not get lined up with Rwy 27 due to the poor turning of it in the air. I am also going to give a go at redoing PWK
as there were taxi signs all over the place and stuff that was there that should not be there.