This is it – the final leg in my three-stop ’round the world journey on a United Airlines 747-400. It’s been a fun journey so far, but I’ve got to admit that I’ve got a really short attention span and I was getting tired of this as early as the second segment (HNL-HKG). The strange thing about that is that it’s not like I sit at my computer for the entire duration of these flights – once I’m in the air, I set the autopilot and go on with my day (checking in and making adjustments as necessary) so there really isn’t much that I do while in-flight. The time consuming part comes during the last hour of each segment, where I really need to pay attention to get my approach and line-up correct. 100% focused attention is critical – I’ve botched too many landings in the past by not fully paying attention during this stage of the flight!
Anyway, this final segment from Frankfurt to Chicago was the most uneventful of the set. The weather was dull, there weren’t any mechanical issues, and I even greased the landing in Chicago. Not bad for an amateur pilot, but I’m glad that this trip is finished!
Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
As noted above, the scenery wasn’t all that great for this last segment. But no matter, here are some screenshots:
And with that, this ’round the world journey is complete! For the most part, it was completely uneventful – but the beautiful scenery made it quite exciting at times. Thanks for following along, and stay tuned for my next journey!