Of all the randomness in flying for the Delta Connection Carrier, Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) based solely out of Atlanta, my four day schedule had an assignment that was to operate a Cincinnati to Miami roundtrip. New to me and apparently pretty new to the system I might add. Last summer, I got to fly the Miami system through Tallahassee, Florida and that was a blast, so I was really looking forward to this trip. I would have loved an overnight in MIA but I guess we won't be doing any of those in the near future. Flying towards Miami, we noticed that the normal summer cloud build-ups were in every quadrant. It was going to be all about the quick turn. Looking at our schedule, we also noticed that we had more than ample time to grab some Cuban Coffee and a sandwich. Coffee was a success but the sandwich place closed I guess. Massive fail as I was left to eat a Meat Stromboli from Sbarros. Definitely not the Cuban Sandwich I was hoping for.
I did my walk around and of course it stated to sprinkle a bit. Just enough to get me a little damp but not dripping. Flying out of Miami was a lot of fun though. Departing 8R we made a turn to the north and was vectored toward the northwest in order to get around and through some cloud build-up. Fun stuff! Check out the radar and the cloud picture of the cavern we flew through!
An of course after we landed in Cincinnati Airport which many of you might not know is 1) a ghost town since Delta has slowly changed all of its routing and deleted many flights from the CVG system 2) is actually located in Northern Kentucky. Check it out on this map:
We made our way to one of the nicer hotels we stay at, Hilton Airport, and then we headed out to celebrate my birthday. Happy hour at Applebees has become the common theme with overnights lately just because the deals are too good to pass up and there's nothing else nearby! We had a couple of drinks, great appetizers but I chose the liquid diet last night. Fun times! On the walk back to the hotel, we hit up Rafferty's for some of there fine honey butter croissants the called it a night. Good times guys and thanks for the great night!