Approach and landing into La Gomera with ATC audio

Sharing with you a short video of the approach into La Gomera airport (GMZ/GCGM), RWY 27 with ATC audio in spanish.

Like to fly to La Gomera, you always get a friendly “Welcome to La Gomera” by ATC over the radio. 🙂

Hope you’ll enjoy the views! 🙂

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Accident of the Piper PA28 EC-DSD in Tenerife (January 2009)

Sad end for the Piper, but a lucky end for the occupants. 

This plane (Piper PA28, EC-DSD)  crashed in January 2009 while attempting to cross the mountain “Montaña de la Crucita” (6.761ft high) during VFR flight into IMC conditions resulting in an impact in the mountain at 5.700 feet, just 1.000 feet bellow its top.

Plane's route

Plane’s route

The 3 occupants were injured and were rescued by the helicopter of the Guardia Civil. There were no fatalities.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

The slop of the mountain.

The slop of the mountain.

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Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

The plane seems to be moved from its initial position and most of the parts are already missing.

The plane seems to be moved from its initial position

The plane seems to be moved from its initial position

The crash site is only 1 km from the road, but the access is difficult. On the images you can see the slope of the mountain and the surroundings; I´ve attached the plane´s route as well.

You can park your car at the Mirador de la Crucita and start walking from there:

montaña de la crucita

Source: Ministerio de Fomento/Spanish Ministry of Development.

Safe flying everyone!

Gran Canaria

Just found some images from my earlier flights, when I was using the Gopro mounted on the wing…

I´d like to share with you these 4 images. I like the colour scheme. Hope you´ll enjoy them!

Gran Canaria Presa de Soria

Gran Canaria Presa de Soria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Trip To La Gomera

On this particular day, our initial intentions were flying from Tenerife North to Gran Canaria, but due to forcasted turbulence on the rute and more than 20 kts wind on approach we have decided to go to La Gomera.

Our vessel :-) PA28

Our vessel 🙂 PA28

It is quite airport, and you get always welcomed over the radio after landing.

Our journey took less than 1 hour, due to tailwind on our way to La Gomera.

Our route

Our route

Flying at 6’500 feet allows you a smooth ride, in this case a good tailwind and as well some safety factor in the case of engine failure.

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Selfie with  Mt. Teide

On our way down we have enjoyed some nice views of Teide and south of Tenerife:

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Enjoying the views

Teide

Teide

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Pico del Teide

Costa Adeje / Playa de las Américas

Costa Adeje / Playa de las Américas

South part of Tenerife

South part of Tenerife

La Gomera

La Gomera

San Sebastían de La Gomera

San Sebastían de La Gomera

San Sebastían de La Gomera

San Sebastían de La Gomera

Garajonay - National Park

Garajonay – National Park

La Gomera's old and new airports

La Gomera’s old and new airports

Turning on final over Jardin Tecina

Turning on final over Jardin Tecina

Short final into La Gomera

Short final into La Gomera

A short timelapse of crossing over to La Gomera and landing:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BUJn3qwAZUh

On our way back to Tenerife we flew around La Gomera and along the north coast of Tenerife, enjoying more spectacular views…

Best place to see Tenerife is from La Gomera :-)

Best place to see Tenerife is from La Gomera 🙂

La Gomera and Teide

La Gomera and Teide

Costa Los Gigantes

Costa Los Gigantes

Teide

Teide

And here we are, almost home! 🙂

Right base Rwy 12 at TFN

My favorite views…

My favourite views...

My favorite views…

Safe landings! 🙂