Chinyero. At this place, in 1909 the last registered eruption in Tenerife took place. 🌋 Now it’s a very nice place for walking in the nature 😅
Recently I got asked by Air Navigation Pro to answer a couple of questions for their blog. I use their application for navigation on my Ipad during my fligths…
I got featured on their blog, and you can read the full story here: http://blog.airnavigation.aero/2017/12/air-navigation-pro-pilot-story_18.html
Safe flying! 🙂
In this short clip I’ll explain you how to calculate the true airspeed. Knowing the true airspeed and the ground speed, we can determinate whether we have headwind, or tailwind.
It’s very simple:
FL 75 (7.500 ft)
IAS = 90 kts
TAS = 100 kts (TAS inceases with increasing altitude)
GS = 109 kts
GS > TAS => have tailwind
GS < TAS => headwind
This means in our case, we have 9 kts TW (tailwind).
Fly safe! 😀
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! 🙂
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.
The 3 occupants were injured and were rescued by the helicopter of the Guardia Civil. There were no fatalities.
The plane seems to be moved from its initial position and most of the parts are already missing.
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:
Safe flying everyone!