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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"The Best Office View" - Part 1 !

#blog #avgeek #aviation

the best #cockpit #photos from the past year!

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  Some of these you've seen in other posts, some in my vlogs, some on Cap'n Aux Facebook (www.facebook.com/CapnAux) . . . 

but all worth seeing again!

As always, feel free to share!  Please credit capnaux.blogspot.com.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, from the flight deck, Cap'n Aux speaking.  Welcome aboard!  Fasten your seatbelts.  We are now . . ."

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Calling for pushback!

"CAP'N AUX, YOU ARE CLEARED TO PUSH . . ."


"Clear right—at least, for the next 100 feet in this fog!"

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"Set your brakes, Cap'n Aux...turn engines!"

"Cleared to Taxi . . ."

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"Give way to the RJ inbound..."

"Cap'n Aux, follow the RJ ahead.  Cleared to cross Runway 25R..."
Number umpteenth in line for takeoff!
SFO: Outta da way, B-747 arriving!

Finally!  Made it to the runway just in time for sundown!
"CAP'N AUX, YOU ARE CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF!"
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"Ladies and gentlemen, from the Flight Deck, Cap'n Aux again.  We have reached our cruise altitude.  Seat belt sign's off as we . . .

 SAIL OFF INTO THE SUNSET!

TPA: Climbing out #1...

TPA #2...

TPA #3!

ORD: Overflying from the east

PHX: Best sunsets in the West!
And a lovely view from atop the clouds!

The sun visor gives us a glimpse of Mt. Rainier in the setting sun....
And a gorgeous profile as we pass by into SEA!
(Mt. Adams & Mt. St. Helen in the distance)
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Sunset, 1/4 moon, pink contrail.  Too cool!
By request, one of the coolest contrail pics I've ever taken.  We were following this guy, West to East. I took a vid similar to this, which can be seen on my "30 years in the Life of an Airline Pilot!"


DFW's thunderstorm gave us this molten sunset on arrival, after a 200nm diversion, and our ILS missed approach in PHL earlier for another t'storm.  Long day, with a lovely ending...
DEN: Arriving over the Front Range
My vote for sunset pic of the year...though it may be a 3-way tie with the 1/4 moon pic and TPA #3!

Meanwhile, back in the cockpit . . .
Always happy to see my FO and jumpseater diligently studying their "Flight Manuals"—
in this case, my novel, The Last Bush Pilots!

My favorite pic of 2013, so far . . .

Why my fav'? Those three tiny dots are: Mercury, Jupiter & Venus!



FAN PICS 'N STUFF . . . SENT IN BY YOU!
A short clip by Karim—Cap'n Aux signs off with JFK Tower!

By the time I landed in PHX, Karim had this clip up on YouTube!

Hey, nice job captioning this!

Love the quote!

An astute blog reader and WWF player spotted my name in his letters!

Wow, sunsets are just as gorgeous from behind the wing!
And another beauty from the back recently, captured by our Flight Attendant Erin M!



Swayne's 1st solo—his GoPro vid of this went viral!
And his solo videohttp://youtu.be/9HEh6zwiJyE


Swayne sent me a very touching photo—with quotes from my novel!


Right on, Swayne!  You even got a pic from my former Alaska bush airline!


MY AVIATION HEROS

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One of my newest heroes, Justin.  Fresh off a tour of Afghanistan and Iraq, he is now beginning his flight training adventure! (On the flight deck of a NW B-747!)  He blogs about it at: http://standingtalll.blogspot.com/ 

Dwight is our Hero of the Hour, after this summer having personally FOUND a missing toddler lost in the Alaskan bush!


"Psst, Cap'n Aux here again.  Before you all go...

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DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE WAY TO PHX?!?!
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The Best Office View—Part 2!
Cap'n Aux's Excellent Philippines jumpseat adventure!
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Wednesday, August 7: Adventures of Cap’n Aux - Eric Auxier
Thursday, August 8: House of Rapp - Ron Rapp
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TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF:
The Best Office View—Part 3:

The GoPro Version!
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11 comments:

  1. Thanks Eric! And I love the photos!!!!

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    1. You're welcome, Justin! Glad you like the pics!

      And just so everybody's clear, Justin is our "Hero" that has his own blog, at http://standingtalll.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks so much Eric, honored to be a part of another post!

    I really love seeing pics of contrails from the cockpit. I think it's amazing, the idea of flying through another plane's path so directly that you fly through their contrail. I think I've seen a photo from your where you flew down a contrail pretty directly. Maybe you have some more for part 2?

    Thanks for this awesome view, inspiring to see the office I hope to be in one day!
    -Swayne Martin

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    1. Thanks for reminding me, Swayne, you're right! I'll look for that pic and update this post with it! I hope you get some hits from the mention of your vid and blog in this post...you deserve it!! :-)

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  3. Fantastic photos my friend! Keep up the great work!

    Ryan

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    1. Thanks, Ryan! Coming from you...HIGH PRAISE!! You are the BEST aviation photographer I know!! I got a little behind on your pic posts on your blog, but I can see you have posted some STELLAR stuff lately!

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  4. Awesome pictures!! You certainly do have the best office view in all the world!!!!

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  5. Hey Cappy......there is nothing like going down 'memory land'......with these kinds of scenes........!!...So unbelievable these shots, I'll take your 'reruns' anyday......!!Especially.....the one on taxi...with the sun going down....and the plane's....shaddow.....long and lovely!!

    and Yes Bravo to Justin....starting his own blog.......I joined just now.....thats what we need in this crazy world....people who do the "Right" thing.....instead of the crappola that seems to never end....!!
    another congrat to Dwight as well......being a 'Hero' doesn't get ya very far.......when it comes to the news coverage.....and that is a shame.....!!
    Just keep flying high......Cappy......and we'll keep following along while you paint the sky for us.......!!!

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    1. Yes, these posts are relatively easy--just let the pictures do the talking, lol!

      Justin's blog is coming along nicely! He's getting into the grove of it, finding his own style, and has things to say--glad you joined!

      We were able to celebrate Dwight's accomplishments on my FB page last month--so glad to give kudos where kudos is due! I just know he appreciates it!

      Gonna paint you sky pictures as long as I can darling, whether with the camera or the pen!

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by, Izdiher--always nice to see you here!

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