Interview for Air Navigation Pro

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! 🙂

About to touch and go at La Palma airport (GCLA)

About to touch and go at La Palma airport (GCLA)

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How to calculate True Airspeed and Tail or Headwind in flight

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

if

GS > TAS => have tailwind
GS < TAS => headwind

This means in our case, we have 9 kts TW (tailwind).

Fly safe! 😀

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