The goal of this blog is to show the steps which I will be taking over the next few years in my pursuit of a Professional Pilot career. I will show step by step my path towards this goal, beginning with my first Flight Lesson. In addition, I will show you what inspires me in aviation from the flights I have taken to the people I have met. Along the way, I hope to inspire young or new pilots to follow their passion and take it to the next level.
Flight Report: Delta 757-200 Economy Class (Atlanta ATL to Orlando MCO)
This flight was our final of two, from Richmond, down to Orlando and Daytona for a visit to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. You can see articles from my college visit via this link: Click Here Delta Flight 1980 Information:
Flight: Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL) to Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Flight Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Aircraft: Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 (N618DL)
Seat: 33F (economy, window)
It was nice to be back onboard one of my favorite planes to fly on, the 757. Over the summer, I flew on one 757-300 from ATL to Las Vegas, and originally was scheduled to return from Salt Lake City on another 757-300. We ended up getting bumped off our flight in exchange for around $600 to use for any Delta flight, plus, we got to explore SLC and return the next day. You can read about that trip in the Flight Reports section. On the 757-300 we were originally scheduled to fly on, I was seated in 33F, the same as on this 757-200 flight. The view was the exact same between the two planes.
Below is a photo of row 33 and the cabin view from our row:
We departed from Terminal B in Atlanta, and taxied to Runway 27R for our departure to Orlando, Florida.
In the video below, you can see our takeoff from Runway 27R at Atlanta ATL. More videos like this can be found on my Youtube Channel: MartinsAviation1
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We had a nice, short flight from ATL to MCO. The only reason larger planes like the 757s or 767s are used on this route is due to the high passenger density. It was nice to not be flying another time on the older, more common MD88. In the photos below, you can see our route at flight in addition to some window views:
On our descent into the Orlando area, the Captain came on the PA and asked for the flight attendants and any passengers that were up to get seated early, for what they called an "early descent." According to them, they were descending to avoid some large storm cells in the area, to weave in and out of them. Check out this video below to see some of the amazing flying through turbulent clouds we did:
Below is the video of our 757 landing at MCO:
When one flies into Orlando's International Airport, you get the sense that Disney helped in the construction of the site. There are ponds, fountains, palm trees, and mono-rail trains covering the airport. Here are some photos, so that you understand what I'm talking about:
Thanks for reading and watching, stay tuned for more flight reports. The next one will be our 757-200 Economy Comfort Class return from Orlando.