I recently visited my home country Slovakia. The nature in the summer time is very nice, everything is green, and the landscape is simply beautiful.
I simply had to arrange a flight to see this beauty from the air and to enjoy the feeling of freedom to fly around. My brother joined me and we were able to hire a Cessna 172 at a near aerodrome Očová (LZOC) for a short 1 hour flight. They have a grass strip 26/08, 800 meters long.
A lot of gliders and other aviation activities can be found there, such as paragliding, etc.
In the Canary Islands there are no possibilities to land on a grass strip, and most of the flights are above the sea. It is really great to enjoy a different landscape, with a lots of “alternative” airstrips.
I´ll just share with you some images taken during my short flight around Tenerife last week… Tried to mount the gopro on a different place of the plane (horizontal stabilizer) and I simply love the images!!!
At the end you can find a short video of the flight with my friend Dirk as co-pilot as well! He did a great job and we had a great time up in the air!
Come and enjoy the views with me!
The Vulcano at Güimar valley
Somewhere over the mountains between Güimar and Arico
Flying along the coast
Chasing the shadow…
Playa de las Américas
Costa los Gigantes from the air
Punta de Teno & Pico del Teide
Sunshine above the clouds…
Enjoying the views.
Flying along the north coast of Tenerife
Moments before the landing at Tenerife North (TFN)