Thursday, July 30, 2009

Leaving Las Vegas
Maximum Altitude

On the Flight Home from Vegas this week the Pilot warned of some storms we'd have to avoid.

Vegas Day 7 Flight Home (22)

With my trusty GPS attached to the window I was following our flight across the country. When we got to about St. Louis the pilot throttled up and began to climb from our 36,000 feet cruising altitude.

Vegas Day 7 Flight Home (28)

As I watched the numbers rise I wondered what it would be when we leveled out. It was what you see in the following picture. Almost 41,000 feet....the max crusing altitude of the newest 737s.

Vegas Day 7 Flight Home (30)

Not too much later we passed over some kick-ass thunder boomers....I've got a video clip I'll add later.