I'll just give a quick summary first: My dad's been wanting to buy a Jaguar XKR for a few months, and he finally found one for sale with low miles and all the good options from a guy in Boston. So we flew up, inspected the car, bought it, and then drove it back down to VA! (Damn nice car btw!)
Now for the good part:
We showed up at the airport around 6:30 AM, KIAD was not nearly as crowded as it usually is so check in and security were a breeze. In no time at all, we had boarded the mobile lounge that takes you to the concourse your flight is on. We wandered around the terminal for a bit, grabbed some breakfast and then went and waited at the gate for our flight (which departed at 8:12).
This was by far one of the best flights I have ever
been on! There was almost no traffic at all on the taxi way, so we were airborne in no time at all. The climb out was very scenic, with the sun just coming up over Virginia. We climbed to 33,000 feet, and cruised away towards Boston. It was one of the clearest mornings I had seen in a long while, without a single cloud in sight. We had a beautiful view of downtown New York, and I even got a few shots of KJFK from my seat! (Check out the photos below!). As we settled in to land, we passed over the Massachusetts coast which looked more like the type of coastline you would expect to see in the Caribbean (despite it being 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside!). Our landing was definitely one of the more interesting and enjoyable ones I've been through, the pilot touched down a bit off center and immediately corrected her error by slamming the rudder pedals which made the aircraft skid a bit... what was even more interesting about the landing was that the pilots only kept the reverse thrusters on for about 5 seconds, so we must have touched down at a slower than normal speed!
Here are the photos:http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t22/ ... G_0596.jpg
(Our plane)http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t22/ ... G_0603.jpg
(Engine start)http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t22/ ... G_0623.jpg
(KJFK)http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t22/ ... G_0624.jpg
And here is a video of our landing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzBV868D5UU
Hope you guys enjoyed!