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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Up in the air

Well. I have decided to my make my second compilation of my flights. As I’ve found music that I loved, and thought it would be great in the video, I started to edit it, and here it is: my second compilation: Up in the air.

I hope you’ll enjoy it! I would be thankful for any good ideas (or send me a link of yours if you have one…).

Safe flying!

 

Feels like heaven

I went out for some touch and goes with the Cessna. It was fun. Practicing engine failures in the cirquit, full flap, flap zero…

And after a short flight above Anaga mountains, above the clouds, feeling like in the heaven…

The Cessna is pretty photogenic, so my Gopro’s have taken louds of great pictures which I am happy to share with you now.

There was even a Nikon camera on board, so even more nice pictures could have been taken…

Safe landings!

Feels like heaven

Feels like heaven

Feels like heaven

Feels like heaven

Cloudsurfing.

Cloudsurfing.

Cloudsurfing.

Cloudsurfing.

Flying makes happy.

Flying makes happy.

Just hanging around...

Just hanging around…

Anaga

Anaga

Montaña El Pulpito

Montaña El Pulpito

Montaña El Pulpito

Montaña El Pulpito

Final RWY 12

Final RWY 12

On final RWY 12

On final RWY 12

Turning on final RWY 12.

Turning on final RWY 12.

Best place to watch the Piper parking is from the wing of Cessna

Best place to watch the Piper parking is from the wing of Cessna

Chilling on the wing after the flight

Chilling on the wing after the flight

Why to become a private pilot

Why to become a private pilot? Or why I fly…

I enjoy the views from above, I enjoy to play with the clouds, to surf between the clouds, to feel free, to follow procedures and so on.

The list would be very long.

That’s why I’ve tried to make a compilation of my flights to share with you some of my flying adventures and tell you why I fly and whye it’s worth it to become a private pilot.

I hopy you will enjoy it!

Safe flights!

Stan

GoPro Hero3 on a Cessna

Sometimes I was thinking that it could be boring to fly on a island, because it would be always the same, flying around, but I have to admit, until now there were no 2 equal flights.

I saw a lot of nice pictures taken with the gopro installed on Cessna’s horizontal stabilizer, so I decided to try it out.

Gopro on the Cessna's stabilizer

Gopro on the Cessna’s stabilizer

I was a bit concerned if it would have any influence on the controls during the flight, but it was absolutely no problem.

The friendly ATC let us climb up to FL80, and we were able to take some nice pictures during the flight around the island’s mighty Mt. Teide (almost 13’000 feet high).

We were able to fly 6’000 feet above our home base airport and take some nice pictures. It was really an amazing view.

Tenerife North (GCXO/TFN) airport from the air

Tenerife North (GCXO/TFN) airport from the air

Here some more pictures from the flight around Tenerife with the Gopro Hero on our Cessna.

I am very happy that everything worked as planned and I was able to enjoy a nice flight in good weather conditions, however the approach was a bit bumpy…

Here are some more pictures from the flight, hope you’ll enjoy them!

Cleared for takeoff RWY 30

Cleared for takeoff RWY 30

Climbing along Tenerife North's coast

Climbing along Tenerife North’s coast

Pico del Teide in sight

Pico del Teide in sight

Iñaza Observatory and Pico del Teide

Iñaza Observatory and Pico del Teide (taken with my Iphone)

Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide

Over the clouds

Over the clouds

Over Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Over Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Cleared to land RWY 30 at GCXO

Cleared to land RWY 30 at GCXO

Freshly landed :-)

Freshly landed 🙂

Problems with the Gopro Hero battery life

Actually the battery of the Gopro is a real shame. The camera costs a lot of moeny, and its battery lasts maybe for one hour (if you use wifi and it is operating).

I have 2 Gopro’s; the White and the Black +. The Black plus should have a better performance, but if you install the camera on the plane, you have to turn it on to see the right angle of the picture, so you are already draining it. Once all the preflight checks completed I used to turn it on to forget it and to be able to concentrate on the flight. On this manner it lasts for approximately 1 hours and something, so if you plan to make a longer flight: FORGET IT!

Unfortunately you cannot walk out during the flight and change the battery. A good solution would be the Battery BacPac. On this manner you will win some additional juice and power for your gopro. Unfortunately my bacpac dind’t arrived, so I was not able to try it out…

GoPro mounted on the wingtip

GoPro mounted on the wingtip

On my last flight we came with my pilot friend Daldo on a idea to use the Remote Control, to save the battery. The advantage of the app is that you can see that it works properly (however it happened that it freezes on the mobiles’s display, so you are not sure whether it works or not). The advantage of the remote is, that you can turn the camera off and you save the battery. You record certain moments you are interested in, then you turn it off. On this way the battery lasts longer; maybe up to 2 hours.

Anyway it is a shame that the camera is so expensive and has such a bad performance. The marketing is marvellous, so it sells very good. Maybe some other advise on good performance camera instead of gopro?

I have also discovered, that my battery lasts longer if I use my ipad charger; it seems that if you connect it to your PC doesn’t provide the battery with enough “juice” for charging. So I am charging my battery only using my Ipad charger.

I will share with you some of the pictures I’ve made on our trip to Gran Canaria, hope you will like them!

Safe flying!

In the clounds

In the clounds

Grand Canyon or Gran Canaria? ;-)

Grand Canyon or Gran Canaria? 😉

Over Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Over Las Palmas de Gran Canaria