Cloudsurfing and approach into La Palma

Just edited another video; this time from cloudsurfing on our way down to La Palma Airport.

Enjoy the cloudsurfing with me! 🙂

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My favorite aerial views of Tenerife

I have made lots of aerial images of Tenerife. Now I made  a small selection of some of my favorites and share them with you. Which one is your favorite? 🙂

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Playa de las Teresitas

Playa de las Teresitas

El Médano

El Médano

Playa de las vistas

Playa de las vistas

Roque Tierra, Anaga

Roque Tierra, Anaga

Pico del Teide & The sea of clouds

Pico del Teide & The sea of clouds

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Gopro Mounted on the vertical stab

Gopro Mounted on the vertical stab

Snowed Mt. Teide

Snowed Mt. Teide

 

Somewhere over La Victoria, North Tenerife

Somewhere over La Victoria, North Tenerife

Tenerife North (GCXO/TFN) airport from the air

Tenerife North (GCXO/TFN) airport from the air

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The Vulcano at Güimar valley

The Vulcano at Güimar valley

Punta Teno

Costa los Gigantes from the air

Costa los Gigantes from the air

Pico del Teide & Costa Los Gigantes

Pico del Teide & Costa Los Gigantes

Anaga

Anaga

Montaña El Pulpito

Montaña El Pulpito

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Mt. Teide

Mt. Teide

Mt. Teide above the clouds

Mt. Teide above the clouds

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Spotting day at Tenerife south airport

Last saturday I´ve joined some friend “spotters” to spend some time next to the runway at Tenerife south airport (TFS/GCTS) and watch the planes landing and taking off.

Always impressive that they know all the special liveries, etc. you could expect to land in the next moments. Always great to have a radio scanner and the flightradar24.com app…

Well, I´ve joined the opportunity to take some different pictures, this time being on the ground, not from the air…

Here they are:

Very cozy spotting place just !a beam" tower.

Very cozy spotting place just !a beam” tower.

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Tower at Tenerife south airport

Some Boeing 737 leaving the RWY after the landing

Some Boeing 737 leaving the RWY after the landing

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Selfie with a Boeing 737 (Gear down and locked) 🙂

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Another selfie with Monarch’s Airbus (Gear down and locked as well 😉 )

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Monarch Airlines second before touch down

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Boeing 737 landing at dusk

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And the last one… (Airbus 320)

Best pilot blogs on the planet

Well, I just got an email, that my blog was awarded as one of the 60 best pilot blogs on the panet… Great news, isn’t it?

My blog is ranked an number 33, so still a lot of work to be done to get to the first positions!

So, if you´d like to have a look on the other blog, or to subscribe to them, they can be found here: http://blog.feedspot.com/pilot_blogs/

Safe landings!

Best pilots blog Award

Best pilots blog Award

Refreshing night VFR flying

Enjoying having a moment to write a short post being on vacations about my last flight. 

Since I’ve finished my night flying training some 1,5 years ago, due to the restrictions at our local airports I was not able to fly in the night.  Seems the thimgs will chamge soon, giving us more fredom, being able to return from a flight from other island even after sunset.

I flew to Gran Canaria where I made my 1 hour flight on a 1 year old Diamond DA40 with Garmin 1000 cockpit.

First time that I was flying this plane and I have to say it’s awesome. The Garmin does everything for you… Set mixture, propeller pitch angle, autopilot, run-up check and much more… I think that if I’ve learned flying on this plane, I wouldn’t be able to fly the old Pipers or Cessnas… I would simply miss the basis concepts.

Well, back to the night VFR. We took off from the Rwy 03L at Gran Canaria’s airport to the November point for some manouvers. After we took off into the dark, I actually monitored the PFD, al,ost without looking outside. Which is good, but being VFr, I should look outside as well. Arrived over November we have performed some left and right turns at 30 and 45 degrees and a slow flight. 

The plane is very well controlled, like the stick performance much more than the DA20’s. The tu na have been actually executed only by looking on the PFD’s artificial horizon, because outside above the sea it was pitch dark and no visual references at all. Lost som altitude, but I’d say lss than 100 feet which I’d personally consider not too bad after so long period without flying in the night. The most important thing is to realise it and to make the necessary corrections. 

After our return to the field we have made 1 touch and go and a final landing. Wouldn’t mind to own this plane; flying it is fun and it’s a good preparation for the next step- flying a big airliner. 

Safe landings! 😎🛬

Over Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Over Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


After the landing with the CFI and other FI

After the landing with the CFI and other FI

Flight to La Gomera

It’s been a while since my last post… So it’s time to write some lines and share some images with the world…

Today from our trip to La Gomera. It was a great day to fly, nice for taking images, and enjoy the views.

Here are some of the images from my flight. At the end you can find a 10 minute long video from the visual approach to La Gomera airport; which was a big fun.

Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I did!

Safe landings 🙂

Selfie with Tenerife on our way to La Gomera

Selfie with Tenerife on our way to La Gomera

Tenerife from 6.500"

Tenerife from 6.500″

Reaching La Gomera

Reaching La Gomera

View of La Gomera airport from 5.000"

View of La Gomera airport from 5.000″

Old landing strip (El Revolcadero) and the new airport at La Gomera

Old landing strip (El Revolcadero) and the new airport at La Gomera

Left downwind RWY 27

Left downwind RWY 27

 

Final RWY 27 at La Gomera

Final RWY 27 at La Gomera

And as promissed, here comes the video of the approach into La Gomera…