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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Presenting a nice very early morning cargo departure from PAFA Fairbanks International Airport three miles southwest of the central business district of Fairbanks in Alaska to CYXY Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport located in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Boarding the cockpit

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Starting to turn all knobs to necessary settings

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Ambulance arriving to deliver kidney transplant boxes to the plane for emergency quick flight to Whitehorse where lucky kidney transplant recipients will get

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Starting engines!

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Leaving cargo apron to taxi to taxiway A

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Entering into taxiway A for long taxi to short of runway 02L

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Still taxiing

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Passing few Fed Ex vehicles during long taxi

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Passing de-icing vehicle rushing to some Alaska Airline plane to do deicing while the airport snow plow truck is busy plowing snow out

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More taxiing

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Entering into runway 02L for take off

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Airborne on climb to FL350

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Making right turn toward east above background view of city of Fairbanks If you have sharp eye you can spot PAFB Ladd Army Airfield or Fort Wainwright air base  located at Fort Jonathan Wainwright suburb of Fairbanks

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Still climbing to FL350

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More climb more climb

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After a hour flight now on descent

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Descending through clouds at 11,000 ft

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On final runway approach to runway 14R

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Seconds before touchdown

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TOUCHDOWN

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Front landing gear gliding down in most smoothful manner

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Front wheels making ground contact

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Slowing down to exit from runway

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Taxiing toward cargo apron

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Thank you for viewing!! Stay tuned for next exciting flight!!

Regards,

Aharon

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The Mad Dog looks great in that VA livery! Which MD-11 is that please? I know it isn't the Sky Simulations one :wink:

Fairbanks to Whitehorse is a relatively short distance - the Mad Dog is a bit of overkill :biggrin: Mind you - if she's ready and available then why not use her for an emergency trip?

The MD11 is like a beautiful, willing platinum blonde.... the rest of that statement is a bit risque for AVSIM 😉

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For some reason the screenshots at the origin reminded me of the movie "Cast Away", thank goodness your cargo flight was not over the lonely Pacific....  Nice shots and theming...

John

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Highbypass and John,

Thanks for kind words.

Highbypass,

It is Overland MD-11

Regards,

Aharon

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Super shots of the MD-11 in the winter!

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