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December 14th, 2018. SAN to PHX

1 week, 6 days ago

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2 weeks ago

December 10th, 2018. PHX to SAN

2 weeks, 2 days ago

October 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in early October 2020) Happy Halloween!
Part 1: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of early morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a left turn to the northeast, ascent above a few clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. After a beautiful sunrise, clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, 101 loop freeway, Mesa, 60 freeway, Chandler, Gilbert, PHX Mesa Gateway Airport, Apache Junction, 202 loop freeway, Usery Mountain, Globe. Tonto National Forest. Fall season.
-Early morning nonstop flight over to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois. To catch connecting flight to Norfolk, Virginia (ORF). Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to MDW to ORF, PHX-MDW-ORF.

Part 2: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach and landing at Chicago's Midway Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois. Decent through some scattered clouds, arrival from the southeast. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements, taxi to the gate. Cloudy and overcast day.
-Awesome views of: rural Illinois, northwest Indiana, Lake Michigan, Downtown Chicago. Fall season, cooler weather.
-Part 1 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time back at Chicago Midway since the summer of 2007!! And the Chicago area in general since the summer of 2010.

Part 3: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Chicago's Midway Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois. Liftoff! Up through the heavy clouds, left turns around toward the east.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Cloudy and overcast day.
-Awesome views of (under the clouds): rural northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana, Lake Michigan, Downtown Chicago. Fall season, cooler weather.
-Afternoon connecting flight to Norfolk, Virginia (ORF). Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to MDW to ORF, PHX-MDW-ORF.

Part 4: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, Virginia. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate. Cloudy and overcast day. Evening arrival.
-Awesome views of (under the clouds): Williamsburg in the distance, Hampton Roads, Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Virginia Beach.
-Part 2 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's

3 weeks, 3 days ago

September 15th, 2018. (Uploaded in late September 2020)
Trip Report, Vlog, POV, video recording, photo slideshow. MCO to BUF to PHX.
*I intended to film and photograph much more of the journey, but suffered with horrible "sinusitis" symptoms, which began the previous day (my last day at WDW, last full day in Orlando). I had to cope and manage through it.

Part 1: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, Florida.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: Heavy yet beautiful scattered thunderclouds all around. Orlando Executive Airport, Downtown Orlando, Central Florida metropolitan area, Lake Conway, Roadways 527 & 528.
-A tropical kind of weather/climate with high humidity. Late summer, late monsoon season. After the week of September 11th.
-Afternoon flight from Orlando, Florida to Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel.
-Part 3 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Part 2: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF). Landing in Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements and taxi to the gate. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds.
-Awesome views of: Lake Erie, parts of Ontario Canada (Hamilton & Toronto in the distance), Niagara River & Niagara Falls in the distance, Downtown Buffalo, Interstate 90 freeway, Highway 33.
-Higher humidity in the Midwest, during the late summer, late monsoon season.
-Afternoon flight from Orlando, Florida to Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A brief stop before continuing on to Phoenix, AZ.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel!
-Part 3 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.

Part 3: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF). Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Liftoff! Climb-out, ascent.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds.
-Awesome views of: Lake Erie, parts of Ontario Canada (Hamilton & Toronto in the distance), Niagara River & Niagara Falls in the distance, Downtown Buffalo, Interstate 90 freeway, Highway 33.
-Higher humidity in the Midwest, during the late summer, late monsoon season.
-Evening flight to Phoenix, AZ. Originated in Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel! BUF to PHX. BUF-PHX.
-Part 4 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.

*Awesome and full views of the entire Chicago area. Overview of Lake Michigan & Chicago, Illinois (Downtown, Midway Airport, O'hare Airport). We passed (flew) over Northern Indiana, just south of Chicago. Looking down at the lake, city, and farmland to the west. Wisconsin to the north.

Part 4: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Landing in Phoenix, Arizona. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements. Taxi to gate. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds. Just before and during sunset. Beautiful!
-Awesome views of: 202 loop freeway, northern Mesa, 101 loop freeway, Scottsdale, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain.
-Hot and more humid during late summer, late monsoon season.
-Evening flight to Phoenix, AZ. Originated in Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel! BUF to PHX. BUF-PHX.
-Part 4 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.

1 month ago

September 9th, 2018. (Uploaded in September 2020)
Trip Report (videos and photos slideshow), Vlog, POV recording, travel, planes, scenery, United states of America.

Part 1: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of early morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a left turn to the northeast, ascent above a few clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. After sunrise, clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Sky Harbor terminals & runway, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop freeway, Northern Mesa, 202 loop freeway, downtown Phoenix & I-10 freeway in distance, South Mountain in distance, McDowell Mountain Park, Highway 87, Tonto National Forest, Interstate 17 freeway. Late summer, late monsoon season. Just before September 11th.
-Early morning flight up to Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, Colorado. To catch connecting flight to Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to DEN to MCO. PHX-DEN-MCO.
-Part 1 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.

Part 2: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of morning approach and landing into Denver International Airport (DEN). Landing in Denver, Colorado. We passed over the Rocky Mountains (duh), heading east and south of the airport, before turning left to the north, lining up with the runway. Downtown Denver to the west of us in the distance. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "welcome" announcements. Very quick taxi to the gate. Cloudy and sunny day. Fresh air! Farmland!
-Awesome views of: Rocky Mountains range, Centennial, the entire Denver metropolitan area, Aurora, Buckley Air Force Base, E-470 freeway, Interstate 70 freeway. Late summer, late monsoon season. Just before September 11th.
-Early morning flight up to Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, Colorado. To catch connecting flight to Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-Part 1 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.

Part 3: Some footage and photos inside Denver airport's Southwest terminal. A single photo from window seat while parked at gate (DEN to MCO flight).
*Yes, sadly, there is an obvious void. I originally filmed the pushback, taxi to runway, takeoff from, & climb-out of Denver (direct east departure). I can't recall what happened, but those specific videos (video files) were totally lost. When the time came that I finally edited this trip report video, they couldn't be found anywhere (I searched, I tried). I didn't realize the files were missing before, and could swear they were transferred (copied) successfully with everything else. Either I was wrong and they were never actually copied, or were accidentally deleted at some point. I just don't know, it sucks. I was upset and pissed, but had to move forward. So this video continues (skips) to inflight footage. Ironically, if this was the complete trip report as intended, it'd be well over 2 hours. Making the insane upload time (over 15 hours as is) even longer. Slow internet speed in my apt!

Part 4: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of final approach/landing and touchdown at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Landing in Orlando, Florida. Touchdown! Flight attendant "welcome" announcements & taxi to the gate. A very cloudy yet sunny and warm evening.
-Awesome views of: Heavy yet beautiful scattered thunderclouds all around. Orlando Executive Airport, Downtown Orlando, Central Florida metropolitan area, Lake Conway, Roadways 527 & 528.
-A tropical kind of weather/climate with high humidity. Late summer, late monsoon season. Just before September 11th.
-Afternoon connecting flight from Denver, CO to Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A long day of travel. I originated from home in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 2 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

1 month, 1 week ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded in late August 2020)
Part 1: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. Liftoff!! Climb-out to the west, with a quick turn left toward the southeast, then another left turn to the east. Ascent over the west coast/Pacific Ocean/Orange County/Inland Valley, above the clouds. A sunny yet cloudy/hazy/smoggy day.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: LAX airport terminals/control tower/runways, Dockweiler State Beach & Manhattan Beach, Pacific Ocean, Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Huntington Beach & Costa Mesa, Newport Beach below us, John Wayne Airport (SNA) & Irvine, I-405 freeway, Disneyland & Anaheim in distance, I-5 freeway, Laguna Hills & Mission Viejo below us, Santa Ana Mountains & foothills, Corona/Riverside/Ontario/San Bernardino to the north in distance, Cleveland National Forest, I-15 freeway, Lake Elsinore/Wildomar to the east.
-Evening flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 3 (return flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft (Nevada One livery).

Part 2: -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Back down in the desert valley. Touchdown!! A sunny yet hazy day with a few scattered clouds.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
Awesome views of: downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor runways & terminals, South Mountain below us, Camelback Mountain in distance, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 freeway, Mesa, 202 loop freeway, Salt River, Gilbert in distance, 101 loop freeway, Tempe, ASU campus.
-Evening flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 4 (return flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft (Nevada One livery).

*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

1 month, 2 weeks ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded in early September 2020)
Part 1: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of afternoon takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Liftoff!! Climb-out, directly to the west, looking north, ascent over the valley and desert, above the clouds/cloud layers. A sunny yet very cloudy and hazy day.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: Sky Harbor runways & terminals, 51 freeway, downtown Phoenix & Interstate 10 freeway, I-17 freeway, Loop 202 freeway below us, Glendale/Peoria/Sun City/Lake Pleasant in distance, Loop 101 freeway, Avondale & Goodyear below us, Loop 303 freeway, Highway 93 in distance, White Tank Mountain Regional Park in distance.
-Afternoon flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California.
-Part 1 (departing flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

Part 2: -Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Los Angeles International Airport) in Los Angeles, California. Looking north, down into the Inland Empire/Inland Valley. Touchdown!! A sunny yet cloudy/hazy/smoggy day.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
-Awesome views of: San Gabriel Mountains, El Monte in distance, Whittier, Downey below us, I-605 freeway & I-5 freeway, Pasadena in distance, downtown Los Angeles & Hollywood in distance, I-110 freeway & I-10 freeway, SoFi Stadium (home of Rams, Chargers, LA Bowl), Inglewood, Culver City & Beverly Hills in distance, LAX terminals/control tower/runways, Long Beach to the south.
-Afternoon flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California.
-Part 2 (departing flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded end of August/start of September 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Back down in the desert valley. Touchdown!! A sunny yet hazy day with a few scattered clouds.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
Awesome views of: downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor runways & terminals, South Mountain below us, Camelback Mountain in distance, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 freeway, Mesa, 202 loop freeway, Salt River, Gilbert in distance, 101 loop freeway, Tempe, ASU campus.
-Evening flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 4 (return flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft (Nevada One livery).
*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded in late August 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. Liftoff!! Climb-out to the west, with a quick turn left toward the southeast, then another left turn to the east. Ascent over the west coast/Pacific Ocean/Orange County/Inland Valley, above the clouds. A sunny yet cloudy/hazy/smoggy day.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: LAX airport terminals/control tower/runways, Dockweiler State Beach & Manhattan Beach, Pacific Ocean, Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Huntington Beach & Costa Mesa, Newport Beach below us, John Wayne Airport (SNA) & Irvine, I-405 freeway, Disneyland & Anaheim in distance, I-5 freeway, Laguna Hills & Mission Viejo below us, Santa Ana Mountains & foothills, Corona/Riverside/Ontario/San Bernardino to the north in distance, Cleveland National Forest, I-15 freeway, Lake Elsinore/Wildomar to the east.
-Evening flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 3 (return flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft (Nevada One livery).
*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

1 month, 4 weeks ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded in late August 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Los Angeles International Airport) in Los Angeles, California. Looking north, down into the Inland Empire/Inland Valley. Touchdown!! A sunny yet cloudy/hazy/smoggy day.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
-Awesome views of: San Gabriel Mountains, El Monte in distance, Whittier, Downey below us, I-605 freeway & I-5 freeway, Pasadena in distance, downtown Los Angeles & Hollywood in distance, I-110 freeway & I-10 freeway, SoFi Stadium (home of Rams, Chargers, LA Bowl), Inglewood, Culver City & Beverly Hills in distance, LAX terminals/control tower/runways, Long Beach to the south.
-Afternoon flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California.
-Part 2 (departing flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

2 months ago

August 21st, 2020. (Uploaded late August, 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of afternoon takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Liftoff!! Climb-out, directly to the west, looking north, ascent over the valley and desert, above the clouds/cloud layers. A sunny yet very cloudy and hazy day.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: Sky Harbor runways & terminals, 51 freeway, downtown Phoenix & Interstate 10 freeway, I-17 freeway, Loop 202 freeway below us, Glendale/Peoria/Sun City/Lake Pleasant in distance, Loop 101 freeway, Avondale & Goodyear below us, Loop 303 freeway, Highway 93 in distance, White Tank Mountain Regional Park in distance.
-Afternoon flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California.
-Part 1 (departing flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Afternoon & Evening) to and from SoCal (To L.A., CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to LAX, LAX to PHX. PHX-LAX, LAX-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from LAX since summer of 2011 (back home after New York trip, evening, PHL-LAX non-stop, US Airways).
I was a CA resident. LAX (if not ONT or SNA) was occasionally our airport choice. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into/departure from LAX w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it before, when I didn't have a good opportunity. I mostly accomplished this goal, but not to the full potential and desired standards. Thanks to low visibility, due to the clouds/smog/haze. So I will do this again on a clear day with better air quality.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

2 months ago

September 1st, 2018. (Uploaded in June 2020)
1. -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of taxi and takeoff from Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Formerly: Bob Hope Airport, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Labor Day weekend.
-Climb-out towards the south (north of the Hollywood Hills), right turn to the west, another right turn to the north, another right turn to the northeast. Ascending above the San Fernando Valley towards the desert. Clear and sunny day, yet very smoggy and hazy air quality.
-Awesome views of: Verdugo Mountain, Downtown Burbank, Interstate 5 freeway, Highway 134, Hollywood Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Studio City (Warner Bros, Disney, Universal Studios theme park),101 Freeway, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Pacific Ocean in distance, Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Reseda, Interstate 405 freeway, Van Nuys Airport, Northridge, Highway 118, Six Flags Magic Mountain (Santa Clarita/Valencia), Highway 14, Angeles National Forest, Palmdale, Lancaster, the desert.
-Quick acceleration and liftoff due to the short runway. Flaps up.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Returning home: I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon/evening flight from Burbank, California to Phoenix, Arizona. Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport) to PHX Sky Harbor. BUR to PHX. BUR-PHX. San Fernando Valley! Near Studio City!
-Part 2 (return home) of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport.

2. -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of final approach into/landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Labor Day Weekend.
-Scattered clouds, turbulence, bumpy approach & landing.
-Views of: South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 Freeway, Mesa, Tempe, ASU, Camelback Mountain, Papago, Loop 202 freeway, Downtown Phoenix, Gilbert, Salt River.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements and taxi to the gate. One of the female f-a's sings a song for us: "Marry one of us and you'll fly free."
-Returning home: I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon/evening flight from Burbank, California to Phoenix, Arizona. Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport) to PHX Sky Harbor. BUR to PHX. BUR-PHX. East Valley! Maricopa!
-Part 2 (return home) of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA. Stagecoach Express shuttle van ride back home.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport. Just a week before my Orlando, Florida trip.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

August 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in June 2020)
1. -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff to the west with a right turn, heading north for awhile, before turning left, back towards the west. Awesome views of South Mountain, Goodyear, Interstate 10 freeway, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Loop 101, Loop 303, Highway 60, Lake Pleasant, Highway 89, Prescott.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) afternoon flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Burbank, California. PHX Sky Harbor to Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport). PHX to BUR. PHX-BUR. San Fernando Valley! Near Studio City!
-Part 1 of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport.

2. -Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of final approach into/landing at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Formerly: Bob Hope Airport, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Descent from the northwest, heading south, left turn towards the east, lining up with the runway. Clear and sunny day, yet very smoggy and hazy air quality. Views of: Highway 27, 101 Freeway, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Reseda, Northridge, Van Nuys Airport, Interstate 405 freeway, Highway 170, Interstate 5 freeway, Verdugo Mountain.
-Touchdown! Flaps, reverse thrust. Hard brakes due to the short runway.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements. Taxi to gate.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) afternoon flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Burbank, California. PHX Sky Harbor to Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport). PHX to BUR. PHX-BUR. San Fernando Valley! Near Studio City!
-Part 1 of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

January 25th, 2020. (Edited & Uploaded in February 2020)
-Trip Report, Vlog, my window seat view/POV videos, Photo slideshow. Hope you enjoy!
-San Bernardino/Riverside County (Inland Empire, CA) to Maricopa County (East Valley, AZ). Speed! Comfort! Convenience! Daytime, midday, west coast USA, southwest USA.
-I took a quick/solo trip from Phoenix, Arizona to Ontario, California and back. I planned this in advance, for fun and to fill a longtime void.
-This is part 2 of my round trip in the same day (Return home).
Part 1 (PHX-ONT, leaving home) was uploaded just before on my channel.
-My full/complete flight from Ontario International Airport in CA (ONT) to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in AZ (PHX). ONT to PHX, ONT-PHX. Just under 1 hour!
-Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-This is in my playlist "Flights/Travels 2".
-Original upload on my main YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgkbVKz9cwc

-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV of: taxi to runway, takeoff, most of flight with snack & drink service, landing, and taxi to the gate.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Plus the "Welcome" announcement after arriving.
-Smooth ride, little to no turbulence. A few clouds. Mostly clear and sunny. Not as much smog in SoCal at this time of year. A bit of snow on the mountains. Saguaro cactus, sand and rocks, palm trees, pine trees, foothills, dry heat, cooler, humidity.
-Liftoff, ascent, cruise at cruising altitude, descent, approach/final approach, touchdown.
-Filmed with a handheld GoPro & Iphone SE.

-Awesome views of: ONT airport runways and terminals, San Gabriel Mountains, Rancho Cucamonga, Interstate 10 Freeway, Pomona, 60 Freeway, 71 Freeway, Los Angeles (in the distance, cloud covered/fogged in), Chino/Chino Hills, Norco, 91 Freeway, Interstate 15 Freeway, Corona/El Cerrito area, Orange County (in the distance, cloud covered/fogged in), Pacific Ocean, Santa Ana Mountains & foothills, Cleveland National Forest, Lake Elsinore/Wildomar area, Murrieta, I-215 Freeway, Temecula, I- 15 south towards San Diego, southern Menifee, Highway 79, Skinner Reservoir, Highway 371, Santa Rosa Wilderness, Mecca, Salton Sea, Imperial/El Centro (in distance), AZ/CA state line & Colorado River, Cibola (south of Blythe), Highway 95, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, I-8 Freeway (in distance), Highway 85, Buckeye, Goodyear/Avondale, Estrella Mountain, Tolleson, Loop 202 South Mtn Freeway extension (opened Dec, 2019), South Mountain, southern Phoenix, I-17 Freeway, western Salt River (dry), 51/I-10 Freeways, Sky Harbor runways and terminals. To the east is Tempe & Mesa.

*I finally took this specific flight/route/round trip again, on Southwest Airlines, for the first time since 1999. (it's been 21 years!!)
On a few occasions back in the 90's (I was just a young boy), we either flew Southwest or America West, to/from PHX Sky Harbor. Our main local/home airport was Ontario (ONT).
-ONT to Colorado Springs, takeoff/landing POV (Summer '07): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ptCRt8CNw (Full edited video on my 2nd channel)
It wasn't until 2007 that I had a camcorder and started filming or taking photos.
-Arrival into ONT from DFW at night (Summer '07): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTNpUmsVTAU&t=183s (Full edited return home video on 2nd channel, ORF to DFW to ONT)

-In 2018, I flew PHX to SNA (Orange County), PHX to BUR (Burbank), & PHX to SAN (San Diego). I still have to do PHX to LAX (Los Angeles).

-Context: I wanted to show what is an important part of my history, from when I was growing up to now as a young adult. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but mostly raised and grew up in SoCal. For many years and many occasions, we would make a trip over to AZ to visit my Grandma (mom's mom) in Sun City. The same route (5 1/2 hrs, back & forth on I-10) which I know so well. Or at least a few times, the quick 1 hr ONT-PHX & PHX-ONT flights.
Later on, we still made trips over here to visit with my Uncle/Aunt/Cousin, or go up to Show Low.
-Now I officially live here in AZ for good. Therefore, I'm sort of a tourist when going back to CA. How ironic, right?
I now live in Mesa, east of Phoenix, AZ. I used to live in Corona (where my dad still lives) and then Lake Elsinore most of my life until early 2018.
-My mom and uncles originally grew up in Mesa. My mom and dad eventually met during college as students of ASU.

*Check out my two part driving trip compilations (AZ & CA, 2018/2019) on my channel, uploaded right before this:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obeYsW0c164&t=1280s
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf9ILb3Hhlo&t=4472s

5 months, 1 week ago

January 25th, 2020. (Edited & Uploaded in February 2020)
-Trip Report, Vlog, my window seat view/POV videos, Photo slideshow. Hope you enjoy!
-Maricopa County (East Valley, AZ) to San Bernardino/Riverside County (Inland Empire, CA). Speed! Comfort! Convenience! Daytime, morning, southwest USA, west coast USA.
-I took a quick/solo trip from Phoenix, Arizona to Ontario, California and back. I planned this in advance, for fun and to fill a longtime void.
-This is part 1 of my round trip in the same day (Leaving home). Part 2 (ONT-PHX, return home) will be uploaded next on my channel.
-My full/complete flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in AZ (PHX) to Ontario International Airport in CA (ONT). PHX to ONT, PHX-ONT. Just under 1 hour!
-Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-This is in my playlist "Flights/Travels 2".
-Original upload on my main YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU9oPEgQNFo&t=1443s

-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV of: taxi to runway, takeoff, most of flight with snack & drink service, landing, and taxi to the gate.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Plus the "Welcome" announcement after arriving.
-Smooth ride, little to no turbulence. A few clouds. Mostly clear and sunny. Not as much smog in SoCal at this time of year. A bit of snow on the mountains. Saguaro cactus, sand and rocks, palm trees, pine trees, foothills, dry heat, cooler, humidity.
-Liftoff, ascent, cruise at cruising altitude, descent, approach/final approach, touchdown.
-Filmed with a handheld GoPro & Iphone SE.

-Awesome views of: Tempe, ASU campus, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, South Mountain, 60 Freeway, Scottsdale, Camelback Mountain, Tonto National Forest, Salt River, Sky Harbor runways & terminals, Downtown Phoenix, Interstate 10 Freeway, Glendale, Peoria/Sun City, White Tank Mountain, AZ/CA state line & Colorado River, Blythe, Rice Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Hot Springs, wind turbines, San Gorgonio, San Bernardino National Forest, Yucaipa, San Bernardino Airport, Interstate 215 Freeway, Rialto, Fontana, Auto Club Speedway/California Speedway, Interstate 15 Freeway, San Gabriel Mountains to the north, Ontario Mills, ONT airport runways and terminals, Santa Ana Mountains to the south.

*I finally took this specific flight/route/round trip again, on Southwest Airlines, for the first time since 1999. (it's been 21 years!!)
On a few occasions back in the 90's (I was just a young boy), we either flew Southwest or America West, to/from PHX Sky Harbor. Our main local/home airport was Ontario (ONT).
-This also makes up for not filming my previous two arrivals into ONT (from COS during afternoon in the summer of 2007, and from DEN at night in the summer of 2010).
As well as the many arrivals back in the late 90's or early 2000's, when coming home after trips across the country (Midwest & East Coast to visit family or as tourists in general).
But it wasn't until 2007 that I had a camcorder and started filming or taking photos.
-I did, however, film our arrival from DFW at night in the summer of '07: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTNpUmsVTAU&t=183s (Full edited return home video on 2nd channel, ORF to DFW to ONT)
-In 2018, I flew PHX to SNA (Orange County), PHX to BUR (Burbank), & PHX to SAN (San Diego). I still have to do PHX to LAX (Los Angeles).

-Context: I wanted to show what is an important part of my history, from when I was growing up to now as a young adult. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but mostly raised and grew up in SoCal. For many years and many occasions, we would make a trip over to AZ to visit my Grandma (mom's mom) in Sun City. The same route (5 1/2 hrs, back & forth on I-10) which I know so well. Or at least a few times, the quick 1 hr ONT-PHX & PHX-ONT flights.
Later on, we still made trips over here to visit with my Uncle/Aunt/Cousin, or go up to Show Low.
-Now I officially live here in AZ for good. Therefore, I'm sort of a tourist when going back to CA. How ironic, right?
I now live in Mesa, east of Phoenix, AZ. I used to live in Corona (where my dad still lives) and then Lake Elsinore most of my life until early 2018.
-My mom and uncles originally grew up in Mesa. My mom and dad eventually met during college as students of ASU.

*Check out my two part driving trip compilations (AZ & CA, 2018/2019) on my channel, uploaded right before this:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obeYsW0c164&t=1280s
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf9ILb3Hhlo&t=4472s

5 months, 1 week ago

June 2nd, 2018. (Uploaded in May 2020)
Trip Report, POV, Vlog, photo slideshow. Most of my flight from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. Orange County, CA to Phoenix, AZ.
-At the gate, push-back, taxi to runway, takeoff, climb-out & ascent toward the west, over Pacific Ocean, turn to the east, views of Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, I-5 freeway, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana Mtns, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Palm Springs, I-10 freeway, over the desert, snack & drink service, over Blythe, CA & the CA/AZ state line. Over more desert, descent into Phoenix area, views of Buckeye/Goodyear/Avondale, Glendale/Sun City/Peoria in distance, downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor Airport runways & terminals, South Mountain, Tempe/ASU/Salt River, Chandler, 101 freeway/60 freeway, Mesa, final approach & landing, taxi to and parking at gate.
-Late afternoon departure & early evening arrival. Springtime. SNA to PHX, SNA-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-A quick and direct alternative to the 5-6 hour drive (mostly on the I-10) between locations!
-This was just for myself, an early birthday solo trip back to SoCal: Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland Resort, Sea World San Diego.
I-5 Freeway down and back up the coast. I had just moved from Lake Elsinore, CA to Mesa, AZ at the end of March. I enjoyed my last chance to use my Disney pass before it expired.

*My long awaited return to travel by flying. Finally, after seven years!! My last flight before this was on US Airways from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in July of 2011 (Back home in CA from New York trip).
*Both: my first time on Southwest & to/from PHX Sky Harbor since the spring of 1999. Finally, after 19 years!!
*My first time to/from SNA since the summer of 2008. Finally, after ten years!!

1. -Window seat/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana/Orange County, CA. A bit smoggy, yet sunny and clear day. Except for the smoke rising from the Aliso Viejo/Laguna Hills FIRE at the time. Views of that, plus: Newport Beach, the Pacific Ocean, San Juan Capistrano, Interstate 5 freeway, Mission Viejo & Newhart Middle School, Ortega Highway 74, Santa Ana Mountains, over Lake Elsinore & the interstate 15 freeway. Up north was Corona, Ontario, San Gabriel Mountains, etc.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon flight from Orange County/Santa Ana, California to Phoenix, Arizona. John Wayne Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor. SNA to PHX. SNA-PHX.
-Ending/return home of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

2. -Window seat/behind the wing POV, of landing in Phoenix, AZ. Landing at PHX Sky Harbor. A few scattered clouds. Sunny and clear day. Descent and approach, views of Glendale, Peoria, downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor, Camelback Mountain, South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 freeway, Mesa, 202 loop, 101 loop, Gilbert, Salt River, Tempe, ASU campus, etc. Touchdown, welcome announcement by flight attendant, taxi to the gate.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon flight from Orange County/Santa Ana, California to Phoenix, Arizona. John Wayne Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor. SNA to PHX. SNA-PHX.
-Ending/return home of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

May 29th, 2018. (Uploaded in May 2020)
Trip Report, POV, Vlog, photo slideshow. Most of my flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California. Phoenix, AZ to Orange County, CA.
-At the gate, push-back, taxi to runway, takeoff, climb-out & ascent toward the east, turn to the west, views of entire Phoenix area & I-10 Freeway, over the desert and surfing some clouds, snack & drink service, over the AZ/CA state line & Blythe, CA. Over more desert and surfing more clouds, descent into SoCal, views of the San Bernardino area & Mountains and March Air Reserve Base airfield and the Santa Ana Mountains, approach over and down through the fog layer, final approach & landing, taxi to and parking at gate.
-Early morning (after sunrise) departure and cloudy arrival. Springtime. PHX to SNA, PHX-SNA. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-A quick and direct alternative to the 5-6 hour drive (mostly on the I-10) between locations!
-This was just for myself, an early birthday solo trip back to SoCal: Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland Resort, Sea World San Diego.
I-5 Freeway down and back up the coast. I had just moved from Lake Elsinore, CA to Mesa, AZ at the end of March. I enjoyed my last chance to use my Disney pass before it expired.

*My long awaited return to travel by flying. Finally, after seven years!! My last flight before this was on US Airways from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in July of 2011 (Back home in CA from New York trip).
*Both: my first time on Southwest & to/from PHX Sky Harbor since the spring of 1999. Finally, after 19 years!!
*My first time to/from SNA since the summer of 2008. Finally, after ten years!!

1. -Window seat POV, behind the wing, of takeoff to the east with a turn around towards the west. Awesome views of Mesa, Tempe, ASU, Salt River, Scottsdale, Camelback Mountain, Sky Harbor Airport, and downtown Phoenix. Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) early morning flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Orange County, California. PHX Sky Harbor to John Wayne Airport. PHX to SNA. PHX-SNA.
-Part 1 of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

2. -Window seat/behind the wing POV, of landing at John Wayne Airport, landing into Santa Ana/Orange County, CA. Cloud covered, foggy approach over Corona, Interstate 15 freeway, Santa Ana Mountains, 91 freeway, 241 toll road, with views of Tustin, Interstate 5 freeway, Irvine. Taxi to the gate and flight attendant welcome announcement.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) early morning flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Orange County, California. PHX Sky Harbor to John Wayne Airport. PHX to SNA. PHX-SNA.
-Part 1 of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

5 months, 3 weeks ago

January 25th, 2020. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Straight in/westbound/from the east. Touchdown! Back in the desert valley. A mostly clear and sunny day.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
-Awesome views of: Buckeye, Goodyear/Avondale, Estrella Mountain, Tolleson, Loop 202 South Mtn Freeway extension (opened Dec, 2019), South Mountain, southern Phoenix, I-17 Freeway, western Salt River (dry), 51/I-10 Freeways, Sky Harbor runways and terminals. To the east is Tempe & Mesa.
-Midday flight back home to Phoenix, AZ from Ontario, CA.
-Part 4 (return flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Morning & Midday) to and from SoCal (To Ontario, CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to ONT, ONT to PHX. PHX-ONT, ONT-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from ONT since summer of 2010 (back home after long trip, nighttime, DEN-ONT). I was a CA resident, ONT was our main local airport. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into Ontario w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it years back, when I had the chance to a few times. I only filmed a nighttime arrival (summer '07, from DFW), which is on my YouTube channels.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

7 months, 1 week ago

January 25th, 2020. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, California. Liftoff! Climb-out to the west, with a quick turn left toward the southeast, then another left turn to the east. Out of the Inland Empire/Inland Valley, back to the desert. A mostly clear and sunny day.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: ONT airport runways and terminals, San Gabriel Mountains, Rancho Cucamonga, Interstate 10 Freeway, Pomona, 60 Freeway, 71 Freeway, Los Angeles (in the distance, cloud covered/fogged in), Chino/Chino Hills, Norco, 91 Freeway, Interstate 15 Freeway, Corona/El Cerrito area, Orange County (in the distance, cloud covered/fogged in), Pacific Ocean, Santa Ana Mountains & foothills, Cleveland National Forest, Lake Elsinore/Wildomar area, Murrieta, I-215 Freeway, Temecula, I- 15 south towards San Diego, southern Menifee, Highway 79, Skinner Reservoir, Highway 371, Santa Rosa Wilderness, Mecca.
-Morning/Midday flight back home to Phoenix, AZ from Ontario, CA.
-Part 3 (return flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Morning & Midday) to and from SoCal (To Ontario, CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to ONT, ONT to PHX. PHX-ONT, ONT-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from ONT since summer of 2010 (back home after long trip, nighttime, DEN-ONT). I was a CA resident, ONT was our main local airport. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into Ontario w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it years back, when I had the chance to a few times. I only filmed a nighttime arrival (summer '07, from DFW), which is on my YouTube channels.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

7 months, 1 week ago

January 25th, 2020. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, California. Out of the desert, down into the Inland Empire/Inland Valley. Touchdown! A mostly clear and sunny day.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate.
-Awesome views of: San Bernardino National Forest, Yucaipa, Big Bear Mountain & Lake Arrowhead to north, San Bernardino Airport, Interstate 215 Freeway, Rialto, Fontana, Auto Club Speedway/California Speedway, Interstate 15 Freeway, San Gabriel Mountains to the north, Ontario Mills, ONT airport runways and terminals, Santa Ana Mountains to the south.
-Morning flight to Ontario, CA from Phoenix, AZ.
-Part 2 (departing flight/landing) of Solo day trip (Morning & Midday) to and from SoCal (To Ontario, CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to ONT, ONT to PHX. PHX-ONT, ONT-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from ONT since summer of 2010 (back home after long trip, nighttime, DEN-ONT). I was a CA resident, ONT was our main local airport. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into Ontario w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it years back, when I had the chance to a few times. I only filmed a nighttime arrival (summer '07, from DFW), which is on my YouTube channels.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

January 25th, 2020. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a right turn around to the west, ascent over the valley and desert, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. A mostly clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Tempe/ASU campus/Salt River, 101 Loop Freeway, Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler, 60 Freeway, Dobson Ranch, South Mountain, 202 Loop Freeway, Fountain Hills in distance, Scottsdale/Papago Park/Camelback Mountain/Sky Harbor runways & terminals all in distance, downtown Phoenix & I-10 freeway in distance, I-17 freeway in distance, Glendale/Sun City/Peoria/Lake Pleasant in distance, Avondale & Goodyear below us, Highway 93 in distance, White Tank Mountain Regional Park in distance.
-Morning flight to Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, California.
-Part 1 (departing flight/takeoff) of Solo day trip (Morning & Midday) to and from SoCal (To Ontario, CA and back home to Phoenix, AZ). PHX to ONT, ONT-PHX. PHX-ONT, ONT-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
*Hadn't flown to/from ONT since summer of 2010 (back home after long trip, nighttime, DEN-ONT). I was a CA resident, ONT was our main local airport. But now I'm an AZ resident since 2018. PHX Sky Harbor is my main airport.
*This was a quick and fun trip I planned well in advance, to fill a longtime void. I wanted to film, fully and properly, the arrival into Ontario w/ views during the day. This was to make up for never doing it years back, when I had the chance to a few times. I only filmed a nighttime arrival (summer '07, from DFW), which is on my YouTube channels.
-Filmed with my GoPro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

May 7th/8th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of night approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor. A more cloudy than clear, dark, bumpy nighttime ride. Bright lights to nearly pitch black, then bright lights again. Fun! Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements, taxi to the gate.
-Awesome views of: North Phoenix, Scottsdale, 101 Loop Freeway, 202 Loop Freeway, Falcon Field airport, Apache Junction in distance, Mesa, Gilbert & Chandler to the south, Tempe & ASU Campus, South Mountain in distance, Sky Harbor runway and terminals.
-A very quick/short, later nighttime flight down to Phoenix, Arizona. (Connecting flight from Vegas, after layover, back home to PHX Sky Harbor.) Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
This was my 2nd official time (return) going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. IND to LAS to PHX. IND-LAS-PHX.
*Filmed with my Iphone SE again.
*First night flight since summer of 2010 (end of long trip, DEN-ONT)
-Back home in Phoenix, AZ.
-Part 4 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).

-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

7 months, 2 weeks ago

May 7th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of night takeoff from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. A bumpy departure. Climb-out to the west with a left turn around to the southeast. Eventually up through and above the clouds, over Henderson.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. A more cloudy than clear, dark, bumpy nighttime ride. Bright lights to nearly pitch black, then bright lights again. Fun!
-Awesome views of: Interstate 15 Freeway, North Vegas in distance, Downtown & the Vegas Strip in distance, McCarran runways and terminals in distance, Nellis AFB & the racetrack in distance, Frenchman Mountain & Lake Mead in distance.
-A very quick/short, later nighttime flight down to Phoenix, Arizona. (Connecting flight, after layover, back home to PHX Sky Harbor. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
This was my 2nd official time (return) going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. IND to LAS to PHX. IND-LAS-PHX.
*Filmed with my Iphone SE again.
*First night flight since summer of 2010 (end of long trip, DEN-ONT)
-Heading back home to Phoenix, AZ.
-Part 4 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).

-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

7 months, 2 weeks ago

May 7th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach evening approach & landing at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Touchdown!
A bumpy arrival. Over Lake Mead and Henderson.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements, taxi to the gate. A sunny yet cloudy day.
-Awesome views of: Northern section of Lake Mead, Valley of Fire Park in the distance, Frenchman Mountain, Nellis AFB & the racetrack in distance, North Vegas in distance, Downtown & the Vegas Strip in distance, Charleston Mountain to west in distance, McCarran runways and terminals.
-Evening flight over to Las Vegas, Nevada. To catch connecting flight (after layover) back home to PHX Sky Harbor. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
This was my 2nd official time (return) going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. IND to LAS to PHX. IND-LAS-PHX.
*Filmed with my Go-Pro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.
-Heading back home to Phoenix, AZ.
-Part 3 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).

-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

7 months, 3 weeks ago

May 7th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, Indiana.
A cloudy and bumpy departure. Ascent through and above the clouds.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. A more cloudy & stormy than sunny day.
-Awesome views of: general farmland, cloud formations, Plainfield & Hummel Park, White Lick Creek, Interstate 70 Freeway, Highways 40 & 231. The Motor Speedway was back to the northwest, downtown Indy to the northeast.
-Afternoon/evening flight over to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. To catch connecting flight (after layover) back home to PHX Sky Harbor. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
This was my 2nd official time (return) going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. IND to LAS to PHX. IND-LAS-PHX.
*Filmed with my Go-Pro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.
-Heading back home to Phoenix, AZ.
-Part 3 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).

-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

7 months, 3 weeks ago

April 29th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, Indiana. A cloudy and bumpy arrival. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements, taxi to the gate. A more cloudy and stormy than sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Interstate 74 & 65 Freeways, Zionsville, Highway 421, Carmel, Highway 31, White River, Downtown Indianapolis, Highway 40, Interstate 465 Freeway, area of former/original terminal & parking garage, IND runways and terminals. The Motor Speedway was on the opposite side, to our right.
-Afternoon flight over to Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
This was my first official time going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. PHX to LAS to IND. PHX-LAS-IND.
*My 2nd ever flight video filmed with my Go-Pro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.
-Part 2 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).

-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

7 months, 3 weeks ago

April 29th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of morning takeoff from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Climb-out to the southwest (rare, due to storm pattern), with a left turn to the east, ascent above the clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. A sunny yet cloudy and stormy day. A cloudy & bumpy departure.
-Awesome views of: I-15 Freeway, Spring Mtns & Charleston Mtns in distance, Red Rock Canyon Park in distance, Vegas Strip/Downtown Vegas/North Vegas in distance, Nellis AFB & the Racetrack in distance, Frenchman Mountain, Henderson, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire Park in distance.
-Morning/Afternoon flight over to Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A cloudy & bumpy arrival.
This was my first official time going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. PHX to LAS to IND. PHX-LAS-IND.
*My first ever flight video filmed with my Go-Pro Hero 2018 camera, instead of my Iphone SE.
-Part 2 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).

-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

7 months, 3 weeks ago

April 29th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of morning approach & landing at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements, taxi to the gate. After sunrise, sunny & cloudy day.
-Awesome views of: Highway 93, Hoover Dam & Lake Mead, Henderson, Interstate 215 & 515 Freeways, Galleria at Sunset, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Wayne Newton's home & property, Sunset Park. The Vegas Strip to the west and north.
-Early morning flight up to Las Vegas, NV. To catch connecting flight over to Indianapolis, Indiana. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. A cloudy and bumpy flight most of the way, especially our arrival.
This was my first official time going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. PHX to LAS to IND. PHX-LAS-IND.
-Part 1 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).

-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

7 months, 4 weeks ago

April 29th, 2019. (Uploaded in March 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of early morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a left around to the northwest, ascent above the clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. After sunrise, sunny & cloudy day.
-Awesome views of: Sky Harbor terminals & runways, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop freeway, Northern Mesa, 202 loop freeway, Fountain Hills, Tempe/ASU/Salt River, downtown Phoenix & I-10 freeway in distance, South Mountain in distance, I-17 freeway, Sun City & Peoria, Lake Pleasant, Highway 93.
-Early morning flight up to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. To catch connecting flight over to Indianapolis, Indiana. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. A cloudy and bumpy flight most of the way, especially our arrival. This was my first official time going to/from Vegas by PLANE. I finally had the opportunity and took it. Otherwise, we had always driven there and back, all other trips before that point. PHX to LAS to IND. PHX-LAS-IND.
-Part 1 of my return trip to Indiana to visit family again & the Mid-West USA in general (since Nov 2018).
-I visited both sides of my family: Mom's side and great aunt again in Greenville, Indiana (southern Indiana. Not far from Louisville, KY). Then, some of my Dad's side and older brother in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hr drive from Indianapolis, IN).

8 months ago

December 14th, 2018. (Uploaded in February 2020)
-Left side/behind the wing/window seat POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Early and quick descent. Touchdown!
-Awesome views of: Buckeye, Goodyear/Avondale, White Tank Mountain in distance, Sun City/Peoria/Glendale in distance, Interstate 10 freeway, loop 101 & I-17 freeways, Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain in distance. My second time/2nd trip returning home with a eastbound arrival, therefore with a view of the whole city.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement and taxi to the gate.
-Midday flight from SAN to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. San Diego to Phoenix. SAN to PHX. SAN-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Back home once again to Mesa, AZ.
-My return visit to the San Diego area (since earlier trip in June of 2018).
-I went back again to my usual main attractions: Wild Animal Park (Safari Park), Sea World theme park, & the San Diego Zoo.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

December 14th, 2018. (Uploaded in February 2020)
-Left side/behind the wing/window seat POV, of takeoff from San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, California. Liftoff!! Ascent!! Out over the Pacific Ocean, left turn/180 degree turn toward the east.
-Awesome views of: Naval Air Station North Island (NZY), Pacific Ocean, San Diego airport runway/terminals, Sea World/Mission Bay in distance, Coronado, Interstate 5 Freeway, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS/NKX) in distance, Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo animal park, Interstate 805 & 15 Freeways, National City.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Midday flight from SAN to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. San Diego to Phoenix. SAN to PHX. SAN-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-My return visit to the San Diego area (since earlier trip in June of 2018).
-I went back again to my usual main attractions: Wild Animal Park (Safari Park), Sea World theme park, & the San Diego Zoo.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

December 10th, 2018. (Uploaded in February 2020)
-Right side/behind the wing/window seat POV, of approach & landing at San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, California. Descent!! Touchdown!! Over the mountains, into the valley, on the west coast near the Pacific Ocean. We were coming in straight as normal, then took a 360 degree turn before making final approach.
-Awesome views of: Salton Sea in distance. Interstate 15 Freeway, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS), Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo animal park, Downtown San Diego, Interstate 5 Freeway.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement and taxi to the gate.
-Midday flight from PHX to San Diego International Airport, in San Diego, California. Phoenix to San Diego. PHX to SAN. PHX-SAN. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-My return visit to the San Diego area (since earlier trip in June of 2018).
-I went back again to my usual main attractions: Wild Animal Park (Safari Park), Sea World theme park, & the San Diego Zoo.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

December 10th, 2018. (Uploaded in February 2020)
-Right side/behind the wing/window seat POV, of takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Liftoff!! Ascent!! Up through the clouds.
-Awesome views of: Mesa, 60 Freeway, Gilbert, Chandler, South Mountain, 101 loop freeway & 202 loop freeway, Scottsdale, Tempe & Salt River, Camelback Mountain in distance, Sky Harbor airport runways and terminals, Downtown Phoenix, Glendale & Peoria & Sun City in distance.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Midday flight from PHX to San Diego International Airport, in San Diego, California.
-My return visit to the San Diego area (since earlier trip in June of 2018).
-I went back again to my usual main attractions: Wild Animal Park (Safari Park), Sea World theme park, & the San Diego Zoo.

8 months, 3 weeks ago

November 24th, 2018. After Thanksgiving! (Uploaded in February 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach and landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Descent, final approach, and touchdown! Back home.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement and taxi to the gate. After a cloudy and rainy takeoff from Louisville (SDF), it was a clear, warm and sunny day in Phoenix.
-Awesome views of: Mesa in the distance, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop Freeway & 202 loop Freeway, Interstate 17 freeway, Sun City & Peoria & Glendale, South Mountain in distance, Interstate 10 freeway, downtown Phoenix w/ Chase Field.
*This marked my first time (of my trips to/from PHX Sky Harbor after so long) landing toward the east, with a classic view of downtown Phoenix. Passing almost directly over the city before touching down. (It's the usual morning time arrival path. It switches direction in the afternoon.) That's why I knew to sit on the left side.
-Morning flight: Louisville, KY to Phoenix, AZ. SDF to PHX. SDF-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

-The end of my long-time-coming return trip to Indiana, and visit with mom's side of family, that I hadn't seen in almost a decade. Some relatives I finally met for the first time. I officially joined them at their annual Thanksgiving holiday family gathering.
-I also took a solo day trip down to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.

8 months, 4 weeks ago

November 24th, 2018. After Thanksgiving! (Uploaded in January 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) in Louisville, Kentucky. Liftoff! Ascent. Up through and above the clouds. A very cloudy/cloud covered, foggy, rainy morning.
-Flight attendant announcement once surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Views of: airport runways and terminals, southern Louisville, bright whiteness/beautiful blanket of clouds, bright sunlight.
-Morning flight: Louisville, KY to Phoenix, AZ. SDF to PHX. SDF-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800.

-My long time coming return trip to Indiana, and visit with mom's side of family, that I hadn't seen in almost a decade. Some relatives I finally met for the first time. i officially joined them at their annual Thanksgiving holiday family gathering.
-I also took a solo day trip down to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.

9 months ago

November 20th, 2018. Happy Thanksgiving! (Uploaded in January 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) in Louisville, Kentucky. Touchdown!!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate. At first in AZ was a mostly clear, warm and sunny day, with some clouds. In Louisville, it was very cloudy and much colder.
-Awesome views of: southern Indiana to the north, Ohio River & several bridges, downtown Louisville, Kentucky Kingdom theme park, SDF runways/terminals/UPS planes.
-Morning/midday flight: Phoenix, AZ to Louisville, KY. PHX to SDF. PHX-SDF. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800.

-My long time coming return trip to Indiana, and visit with mom's side of family, that I hadn't seen in almost a decade. Some relatives I finally met for the first time. I officially joined them at their annual Thanksgiving holiday family gathering.
-I also took a solo day trip down to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.

9 months, 1 week ago

November 20th, 2018. Happy Thanksgiving! (Uploaded in January 2020)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Liftoff! Ascent.
-Flight attendant announcement once surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. At first, a mostly clear, warm and sunny day, with some clouds. In Louisville, it was very cloudy and much colder.
-Awesome views of: Sky Habor terminals, Salt River, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop Freeway, 202 loop Freeway, Northern Mesa, Highway 87, Tonto National Forest, Saquaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Roosevelt Lake & Roosevelt Dam.
-Morning flight: Phoenix, AZ to Louisville, KY. PHX to SDF. PHX-SDF. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800.

-My long time coming return trip to Indiana, and visit with mom's side of family, that I hadn't seen in almost a decade. Some relatives I finally met for the first time. i officially joined them at their annual Thanksgiving holiday family gathering.
-I also took a solo day trip down to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.

9 months, 1 week ago

November 2nd, 2018. After Halloween! (Uploaded in November 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Final approach. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement and taxi to the gate. Clear, warm and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Mesa, Gilbert, 60 freeway, Chandler, 101 loop freeway, South Mountain in distance, Tempe & ASU campus, Salt River.
-Afternoon connecting flight, home to Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX). CHS to HOU to PHX. CHS-HOU-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700.

-Part 4 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time ever in both Charleston, SC and Houston, TX.
-My return trip home to Phoenix, Arizona.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast, beach and Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months ago

November 2nd, 2018. After Halloween! (Uploaded in November 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, Texas.
Liftoff! Ascent with left turns west toward San Antonio, TX and beyond.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Warm, clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Galveston Bay, Interstate 45 freeway, Houston Metropolitan area/suburbs, Downtown Houston.
-Afternoon connecting flight, home to Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX). CHS to HOU to PHX. CHS-HOU-PHX. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700.

-Part 4 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time ever in both Charleston, SC and Houston, TX.
-My return trip home to Phoenix, Arizona.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast, beach and Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months ago

November 2nd, 2018. After Halloween! (Uploaded in November 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of landing at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, Texas. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement and taxi to the gate. Warm, clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Louisiana in distance, Galveston, Gulf of Mexico, Interstate 45 freeway, Houston Metropolitan area/suburbs & Downtown Houston.
-Morning flight to Houston Hobby (HOU) in Houston, Texas. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. To catch connecting flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX). CHS to HOU to PHX. CHS-HOU-PHX.

-Part 3 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time ever in both Charleston, SC and Houston, TX.
-My return trip home to Phoenix, Arizona.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast, beach and Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months ago

November 2nd, 2018. After Halloween! (Uploaded in November 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Charleston International Airport (CHS) in Charleston, South Carolina. Liftoff! Up through the clouds, right turns west toward the bible belt states.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Cloudy and overcast day.
-Awesome views of: Atlantic Ocean, Charleston area,
-Morning flight to Houston Hobby (HOU) in Houston, Texas. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. To catch connecting flight to Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX). CHS to HOU to PHX. CHS-HOU-PHX.

-Part 3 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time ever in both Charleston, SC and Houston, TX.
-My return trip home to Phoenix, Arizona.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast, beach and Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months, 1 week ago

October 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in November 2019) Happy Halloween!
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Chicago's Midway Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois. Liftoff! Up through the heavy clouds, left turns around toward the east.
-Flight attendant announcement after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Cloudy and overcast day.
-Awesome views of (under the clouds): rural northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana, Lake Michigan, Downtown Chicago. Fall season, cooler weather.
-Afternoon connecting flight to Norfolk, Virginia (ORF). Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to MDW to ORF, PHX-MDW-ORF.

-Part 2 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time back at Chicago Midway since the summer of 2007!! And the Chicago area in general since the summer of 2010.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast, beach and Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months, 1 week ago

October 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in November 2019) Happy Halloween!
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Norfolk, Virginia. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcement, taxi to the gate. Cloudy and overcast day. Evening arrival.
-Awesome views of (under the clouds): Williamsburg in the distance, Hampton Roads, Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Virginia Beach.
-Afternoon connecting flight to Norfolk, Virginia (ORF). Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to MDW to ORF, PHX-MDW-ORF.

-Part 2 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time back at Chicago Midway since the summer of 2007!! And the Chicago area in general since the summer of 2010.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast, beach and Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months, 1 week ago

October 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in November 2019) Happy Halloween!
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach and landing at Chicago's Midway Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois. Decent through some scattered clouds, arrival from the southeast. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements, taxi to the gate. Cloudy and overcast day.
-Awesome views of: rural Illinois, northwest Indiana, Lake Michigan, Downtown Chicago. Fall season, cooler weather.
-Early morning nonstop flight over to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois. To catch connecting flight to Norfolk, Virginia (ORF). Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to MDW to ORF, PHX-MDW-ORF.

-Part 1 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time back at Chicago Midway since the summer of 2007!! And the Chicago area in general since the summer of 2010.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast & Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

October 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in November 2019) Happy Halloween!
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of early morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a left turn to the northeast, ascent above a few clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. After a beautiful sunrise, clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, 101 loop freeway, Mesa, 60 freeway, Chandler, Gilbert, PHX Mesa Gateway Airport, Apache Junction, 202 loop freeway, Usery Mountain, Globe. Tonto National Forest. Fall season.
-Early morning nonstop flight over to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) in Chicago, Illinois. To catch connecting flight to Norfolk, Virginia (ORF). Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to MDW to ORF, PHX-MDW-ORF.

-Part 1 of my 2nd long-time-coming return trip to the east coast U.S.A. in general. This time: Virginia and South Carolina, with a drive through NC in between. I hadn't been to Norfolk & Portsmouth since the summer of 2008. (Same with Myrtle Beach)
This followed my previous return trip to Florida and the southern east coast (Sept. 2018, first time back since 2008).
*This was my first time back at Chicago Midway since the summer of 2007!! And the Chicago area in general since the summer of 2010.
-I visited/stayed with an old family friend (my mom's dad's side) at her house (full of memories) in Portsmouth, VA. Hadn't been there since '08, hadn't seen her since 2011. Went to the Virginia Air & Space Museum & Virginia Beach Aquarium.
-I drove down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Visited/stayed with another old relative (one of my mom's cousins, on grandma's side) at her house. She's retired, originally from Long Island, New York. Went to the Late Night Webshow live recording, Atlantic coast & Pier, Gay Dolphin souvenir store, stayed in for Halloween night.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

September 15th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Landing in Phoenix, Arizona. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements. Taxi to gate. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds. Just before and during sunset. Beautiful!
-Awesome views of: 202 loop freeway, northern Mesa, 101 loop freeway, Scottsdale, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain.
-Hot and more humid during late summer, late monsoon season. After the week of September 11th.
-Evening flight to Phoenix, AZ. Originated in Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel! BUF to PHX. BUF-PHX.
-Part 4 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

12 months ago

September 15th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF). Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Liftoff! Climb-out, ascent.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds.
-Awesome views of: Lake Erie, parts of Ontario Canada (Hamilton & Toronto in the distance), Niagara River & Niagara Falls in the distance, Downtown Buffalo, Interstate 90 freeway, highway 33.
-Higher humidity in the Midwest, during the late summer, late monsoon season. After the week of September 11th.
-Evening flight to Phoenix, AZ. Originated in Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel! BUF to PHX. BUF-PHX.
-Part 4 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

12 months ago

September 15th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of approach & landing at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF). Landing in Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements and taxi to the gate. Mostly clear & sunny day. Some clouds.
-Awesome views of: Lake Erie, parts of Ontario Canada (Hamilton & Toronto in the distance), Niagara River & Niagara Falls in the distance, Downtown Buffalo, Interstate 90 freeway, highway 33.
-Higher humidity in the Midwest, during the late summer, late monsoon season. After the week of September 11th.
-Afternoon flight from Orlando, Florida to Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A brief stop before continuing on to Phoenix, AZ.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel!
-Part 3 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

12 months ago

September 15th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from Orlando International Airport (MCO).
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Awesome views of: Heavy yet beautiful scattered thunderclouds all around. Orlando Executive Airport, Downtown Orlando, Central Florida metropolitan area, Lake Conway, Roadways 527 & 528.
-A tropical kind of weather/climate with high humidity. Late summer, late monsoon season. After the week of September 11th.
-Afternoon flight from Orlando, Florida to Buffalo/Niagara, New York. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
-Back home to Phoenix, Arizona. My first "no plane change" experience. Stepped off the plane for a few minutes in Buffalo, then got back on. A long day of travel.
-Part 3 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

12 months ago

September 9th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/right side/behind the wing POV, of final approach/landing and touchdown at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Landing in Orlando, Florida. Touchdown! Flight attendant "welcome" announcements. Clip is mostly of our taxi to the gate. A very cloudy yet sunny and warm evening.
-Awesome views of: Heavy yet beautiful scattered thunderclouds all around. Orlando Executive Airport, Downtown Orlando, Central Florida metropolitan area, Lake Conway, Roadways 527 & 528.
-A tropical kind of weather/climate with high humidity. Late summer, late monsoon season. Just before September 11th.
-Afternoon connecting flight from Denver, CO to Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A long day of travel. I originated from home in Phoenix, Arizona.
-Part 2 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

1 year ago

September 9th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of morning approach and landing into Denver International Airport (DEN). Landing in Denver, Colorado. We passed over the Rocky Mountains (duh), heading east and south of the airport, before turning left to the north, lining up with the runway. Downtown Denver to the west of us in the distance. Touchdown!
-Flight attendant "welcome" announcements. Very quick taxi to the gate. Cloudy and sunny day. Fresh air! Farmland!
-Awesome views of: Rocky Mountains range, Centennial, the entire Denver metropolitan area, Aurora, Buckley Air Force Base, E-470 freeway, Interstate 70 freeway. Late summer, late monsoon season. Just before September 11th.
-Early morning flight up to Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, Colorado. To catch connecting flight to Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
-Part 1 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

1 year ago

September 9th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of early morning takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona. Climb-out to the east, with a left turn to the northeast, ascent above a few clouds, flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet. After sunrise, clear and sunny day.
-Awesome views of: Sky Harbor terminals & runway, Papago Park, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, 101 loop freeway, Northern Mesa, 202 loop freeway, downtown Phoenix & I-10 freeway in distance, South Mountain in distance, McDowell Mountain Park, Highway 87, Tonto National Forest, Interstate 17 freeway. Late summer, late monsoon season. Just before September 11th.
-Early morning flight up to Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, Colorado. To catch connecting flight to Orlando, Florida. Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700 aircraft. PHX to DEN to MCO. PHX-DEN-MCO.
-Part 1 of my long-time-coming return trip to Orlando, Fl and the east coast U.S.A. in general. I hadn't been to the east coast (NY) since 2011, hadn't been to Florida since 2008, hadn't been to Colorado since 2010.
-I visited/stayed with family in Lakeside, Florida. Visited Tampa for very first time (at night). Long awaited/solo return visits to Universal Studios Florida & Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

1 year ago

September 1st, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of final approach into/landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Labor Day Weekend.
-Scattered clouds, turbulence, bumpy approach & landing.
-Views of: South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 Freeway, Mesa, Tempe, ASU, Camelback Mountain, Papago, Loop 202 freeway, Downtown Phoenix, Gilbert, Salt River.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements and taxi to the gate. One of the female f-a's sings a song for us: "Marry one of us and you'll fly free."
-Returning home: I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon/evening flight from Burbank, California to Phoenix, Arizona. Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport) to PHX Sky Harbor. BUR to PHX. BUR-PHX. East Valley! Maricopa!
-Part 2 (return home) of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA. Stagecoach Express shuttle van ride back home.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport. Just a week before my Orlando Florida trip.

1 year ago

September 1st, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of taxi and takeoff from Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Formerly: Bob Hope Airport, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Labor Day weekend.
-Climb-out towards the south (north of the Hollywood Hills), right turn to the west, another right turn to the north, another right turn to the northeast. Ascending above the San Fernando Valley towards the desert. Clear and sunny day, yet very smoggy and hazy air quality.
-Awesome views of: Verdugo Mountain, Downtown Burbank, Interstate 5 freeway, Highway 134, Hollywood Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Studio City (Warner Bros, Disney, Universal Studios theme park),101 Freeway, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Pacific Ocean in distance, Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Reseda, Interstate 405 freeway, Van Nuys Airport, Northridge, Highway 118, Six Flags Magic Mountain (Santa Clarita/Valencia), Highway 14, Angeles National Forest, Palmdale, Lancaster, the desert.
-Quick acceleration and liftoff due to the short runway. Flaps up.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-Returning home: I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon/evening flight from Burbank, California to Phoenix, Arizona. Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport) to PHX Sky Harbor. BUR to PHX. BUR-PHX. San Fernando Valley! Near Studio City!
-Part 2 (return home) of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport.

1 year ago

August 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of final approach into/landing at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Formerly: Bob Hope Airport, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. Descent from the northwest, heading south, left turn towards the east, lining up with the runway. Clear and sunny day, yet very smoggy and hazy air quality. Views of: Highway 27, 101 Freeway, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Reseda, Northridge, Van Nuys Airport, Interstate 405 freeway, Highway 170, Interstate 5 freeway, Verdugo Mountain.
-Touchdown! Flaps, reverse thrust. Hard brakes due to the short runway.
-Flight attendant "Welcome" announcements. Taxi to gate.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) afternoon flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Burbank, California. PHX Sky Harbor to Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport). PHX to BUR. PHX-BUR. San Fernando Valley! Near Studio City!
-Part 1 of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport.

1 year ago

August 27th, 2018. (Uploaded in October 2019)
-Window seat/left side/behind the wing POV, of takeoff to the west with a right turn, heading north for awhile, before turning left, back towards the west. Awesome views of South Mountain, Goodyear, Interstate 10 freeway, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Loop 101, Loop 303, Highway 60, Lake Pleasant, Highway 89, Prescott.
-Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) afternoon flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Burbank, California. PHX Sky Harbor to Hollywood Burbank Airport (Bob Hope Airport/Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport). PHX to BUR. PHX-BUR. San Fernando Valley! Near Studio City!
-Part 1 of my 2nd short/solo trip back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a several months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.
-Visited Universal Studios Hollywood once again, my 'Back to the Future' filming locations tour, drove through Hollywood, drove in Tarzana past my film school (CCH) and apartment (during late 2010-late 2013). Stayed at the Ramada Motel close by the airport.

1 year ago

June 2nd, 2018. (Uploaded in September 2019)
-Window seat/behind the wing POV, of landing in Phoenix, AZ. Landing at PHX Sky Harbor. A few scattered clouds. Sunny and clear day. Descent and approach, views of Glendale, Peoria, downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor, Camelback Mountain, South Mountain, Interstate 10 freeway, Chandler, Dobson Ranch, 60 freeway, Mesa, 202 loop, 101 loop, Gilbert, Salt River, Tempe, ASU campus, etc. Touchdown, welcome announcement by flight attendant, taxi to the gate.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon flight from Orange County/Santa Ana, California to Phoenix, Arizona. John Wayne Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor. SNA to PHX. SNA-PHX.
-Ending/return home of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

1 year, 1 month ago

June 2nd, 2018. (Uploaded in September 2019)
-Window seat/behind the wing POV, of takeoff from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana/Orange County, CA. A bit smoggy, yet sunny and clear day. Except for the smoke rising from the Aliso Viejo/Laguna Hills FIRE at the time. Views of that, plus: Newport Beach, the Pacific Ocean, San Juan Capistrano, Interstate 5 freeway, Mission Viejo & Newhart Middle School, Ortega Highway 74, Santa Ana Mountains, over Lake Elsinore & the interstate 15 freeway. Up north was Corona, Ontario, San Gabriel Mountains, etc.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) late afternoon flight from Orange County/Santa Ana, California to Phoenix, Arizona. John Wayne Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor. SNA to PHX. SNA-PHX.
-Ending/return home of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

1 year, 1 month ago

May 29th, 2018. (Uploaded in September 2019)
-Window seat/behind the wing POV, of landing at John Wayne Airport, landing into Santa Ana/Orange County, CA. Cloud covered, foggy approach over Corona, Interstate 15 freeway, Santa Ana Mountains, 91 freeway, 241 toll road, with views of Tustin, Interstate 5 freeway, Irvine. Taxi to the gate and flight attendant welcome announcement.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) early morning flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Orange County, California. PHX Sky Harbor to John Wayne Airport. PHX to SNA. PHX-SNA.
-Part 1 of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

1 year, 1 month ago

May 29th, 2018. (Uploaded in September 2019)
-Window seat POV, behind the wing, of takeoff to the east with a turn around towards the west. Awesome views of Mesa, Tempe, ASU, Salt River, Scottsdale, Camelback Mountain, Sky Harbor Airport, and downtown Phoenix. Flight attendant announcements after surpassing altitude of 10,000 feet.
-I flew Southwest Airlines (Boeing 737-700) early morning flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Orange County, California. PHX Sky Harbor to John Wayne Airport. PHX to SNA. PHX-SNA.
-Part 1 of my short/solo trip (early birthday trip) back to southern California. I had officially lived in Mesa, AZ for a few months by then. Moved from Lake Elsinore/Corona (Riverside County), CA.

1 year, 1 month ago