Approach and landing into La Gomera with ATC audio

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. πŸ™‚

Hope you’ll enjoy the views! πŸ™‚

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Low pass over field “Pista El Revolcadero” at La Gomera

Pista el Revolcadero was an privately owned airfield which entered service in 1959. Since 1995 La Gomera counts with a new airport, which was built only 2 km before the old field “El Revolcadero”.

El Revolcadero made me and still makes me very curious about its past.

pista el revolcadero, la gomera

Pista El Revolcadero, La Gomera

Sorry for the quality of this picture, but the frame just photographed our propeller as well :-).

La Gomera Airport is a pretty complicated airfield due to its location and wind conditions, and overflying the field is very bumpy. Today the weather conditions were very favorable; almost no wind: 4-5 kts), so after the take off from the La Gomera Airport (GMZ/GCGM) we have proceeded to El Revolcadero to make a low pass.

During the low pass we could spot the old hangar and the former tower (and the only one tree as well :-)). I am quite sure, that this short runway, and its surface turned every landing in the past in to a big challenge (and adventure)…

Hangar on the "El Revolcadero" field

Tower and Β hangar on the “El Revolcadero” field

El Revolcadero's Tower

El Revolcadero’s Tower

On my next trip I would like to walk to the field to visit it closely. If you have heard any stories about the field, or you have some nice pics or recommendations, I’d be pleased to see them.

I will leave you a short video taken from the airplane, so enjoy the flight and experience together with us.

Happy landings!

Cloud surfing over Isla de Lobos

What is cloud surfing? I would define it just as “surfing in the clouds”…

What do you need to do this? An airplane (because we do not have wings and we can’t fly, lol), good weather conditions and some nice fluffy clouds as well…

On our last trip with my friend Daldo a couple of monts ago we took the Piper and we went to Fuerteventura. It is really impressive to overfly the north part of the island and to see the beautiful white beaches of Corralejo from the air.

On this day the weather was perfect and while descending to see the beaches, we have found some nice clouds and just played a little with them.

You can watch this in this short video. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

Happy landings!