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Flight La Palma – Tenerife South

Just a normal sunday flying. We went for a “100€ airport sandwiches” from Tenerife North airport to La Palma island. The weather was OK, bit cloudy on the departure at the origin airport, but nice, smooth during the flight and a bumpy landing.

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Ready for departure at the airport of origin (TFN)

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Selfie with Mt. Teide

On arrival it was a bit windy, with a it crosswind, but all good managable ;-).

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We had our sandwiches, checked the meteorology (which was fine: Broken clouds at 1400 feet) and we headed back home. The weather on our route was nice, and we were flying over the clouds.

The flight takes normally 1 hour, and we wanted to proceed via the south of the Tenerife, when we got the message that the meteorology determinated at our destination, and there was rain, fog, visibility 500 meters, with which makes us imposible to land there. Our not favourite alternative was to land at Tenerife South airport. I love this airport, as I have it just 10 minutes from my house, and I learned fly there.

Not favourite, because the landing taxes there for a PA28 are 170€ and you have to pay extra handling. But safety goes first.

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It was a quite different flight, we loved it. Here is a short timelapse video; just in 2:30 minutes you can get from La Palma to Tenerife South.

Safe landings!

 

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