Mount Rainier Fly-By

Old Mar 27, 21, 1:14 pm
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Mount Rainier Fly-By

Yesterday on a flight from PAE to PSP the pilot announced a special treat - ATC approved a tour of Mount Rainier. We came very close to the mountain and it was spectacular! Is this a regular thing? The FA said she had never been that close.
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Old Mar 27, 21, 1:19 pm
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Photos???
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Old Mar 27, 21, 1:53 pm
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Sorry- I was unfortunately on the wrong side of the plane!
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Old Mar 27, 21, 2:31 pm
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Can never have enough pics of Mt Rainier...
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Old Mar 27, 21, 4:44 pm
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As close as I’ve gotten.
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Old Mar 27, 21, 4:48 pm
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Always a humbling experience when you are looking down at this majestic mount above the clouds.
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Old Mar 27, 21, 5:15 pm
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I can contribute a pic




Got the right one
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Old Mar 27, 21, 5:24 pm
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90% of my flights are west coast to Hawaii which gets pretty boring from a scenery standpoint. I recently flew PDX>DEN and was blown away at how beautiful all the snow covered mountains are. Taking off from PDX or SEA makes for some pretty nice views when it's clear.
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Old Mar 27, 21, 5:26 pm
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We always choose the port side of plane for views from SEA/ LAX.
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Old Mar 27, 21, 5:44 pm
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My horizon flights down to California always have great views of rainier, 3 sisters, Shasta, etc. FAs have no idea how “close” they are
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Old Mar 27, 21, 6:29 pm
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Pilot was announcing the sites and different peaks which I really enjoy.
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Old Mar 27, 21, 7:25 pm
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Love a good Rainier fly-by!

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Old Mar 27, 21, 8:20 pm
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Old Mar 27, 21, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by mtnsider View Post
The FA said she had never been that close.
Some of us have been really close. Some might say too close.
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Old Mar 27, 21, 11:13 pm
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My first trip to SEA when I had just started dating my Seattle-native now-spouse, we were put in a holding pattern doing I think two full left turns around Rainier at probably 10,000 feet (and I had a port-side window seat). Pretty good sales pitch for the area! Don't have photos.
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