This was the first of two flights from Richmond, Virginia to Grand Forks, North Dakota for a visit to the University of North Dakota (and its associated aviation programs). Delta Flight 5288 Information: Flight: Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Minneapolis International Airport (MSP) Flight Time: 2 Hours 50 Minutes Aircraft: Delta Air Lines Bombardier CRJ-700 (N724EV) Seat: 15A (economy, window) The CRJ isn’t know as a comfortable plane by any means, but I was excited to fly on another since they’ll be retired from service in just a few years. We began our trip with a rainy morning in Richmond. Below is a video from our takeoff: Due to issues at the Chicago ATC Center, we were diverted North, over Detroit and Canada. We soon turned West for another 50 minutes to Minneapolis. Below are photos from throughout the flight: Rainy Takeoff Our Row The Cabin Descending into MSP IFR Arrival Flying over Canada: Screenshots from our route: We landed in Minneapolis which had IFR conditions due to low cloud ceilings. Check out the video of our landing below: On the ground in MSP! Taxiing at MSP Thanks for reading and watching, -Swayne Martin Twitter: @MartinsAviation Arrival in MSP Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint 2 Responses CS January 6, 2015 Was Chicago Center still shut down after the fire? Reply Swayne Martin January 7, 2015 Yep – They routed our plane over Canada, turned to the West, and then headed down south into MSP – All to avoid the Chicago Center. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.