Anaconda, Beer, and Dude: 00-JNL
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Delta Air Lines
AST (UTC -04:00)
SCHEDULED 1:05PM SCHEDULED 5:01PM
ACTUAL 12:52 PM ESTIMATED·4:26PM
GREAT CIRCLE DISTANCE: 1,598 Mt
00:29 AGO .
DL302 AVERAGE FLIGHT TIME: 03:22
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AGE (APR 2015)
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CALIBRATED ALTITUDE VERTICAL SPEED
C 34,000 ft
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SAN JUAN OCEANIC
SQUAWK LATITUDE LONGITUDE
So Delta flight 302 flew in to San Juan, picked up passengers, and threaded one arm of Irma on the way out. The pilot basically said “hold my beer” and took on a hurricane.
I am not entirely convinced that Poe Dameron was not flying this plane, to be honest.
You can read the Twitter thread here.
Everything about that story was amazing. Delta probably set a record for the turnaround too.
“And if the passengers would look out of the starboard window, they will see A MOTHERFUCKING HURRICANE. ALSO A HURRICANE TO PORT AS WELL.”
My dude landed and took off in less than an hour and squeezed between the arm of the hurricane and the core: