This landing strip was built during the 2nd World War by Gustav Winter, and it was the first landing strip on Fuerteventura. It is situated in the south of the island, at Punta de Jandía. So far the information I’ve found on Google.
“Don Fuerte”, one of the readers suggested in his comments on this article another story behind this trip: “This strip was NOT built during the 2nd World War by Gustav Winter (also YouTube description is wrong, as are many other websites). The strip was built later in 60s/70s for military and possibly later tourism, but was never really used.
The southwest to northeast strip built by Gustav Winter is located east of Puerto de la Cruz village and barely visible, the road crosses the strip today, see here: https://goo.gl/maps/vxsGtwo2eMs”
I don’t know which one of these is the correct one, but to perform a low pass on it’s is always a huge fun! 😀
Hope you’ll enjoy the video as we enjoyed the low pass!
Safe flying 🙂
Punta de Jandía landing strip
View at Arenas Negras ( last eruption 1706).
Behind it, you can see volcano 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 😅
Volcan Chinyero Tenerife
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)
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! 🙂
A short video o how Playa de las Américas looks like from the air.
Flying over Playa de las Américas from The Piper Pilot on Vimeo.
A short clip of the ILS approach on RWY 30 into Tenerife North (GCXO/TFN) airport during my basic instrument flying module course back in 2014 at Canavia.
You are invited to subscribe to my Youtube Channel as well for more video from my flights.
Safe landings! 🙂