I always wanted to have a picture taken by somebody of me flying a plane, and a friend of mine found it on internet. I asked the owner for permission to publish it, so here it comes:
It was taken back in February 2012 on the return flight from El Hierro (GCHI) to Tenerife North (GCXO).
So this is me, flying low pass on a Piper Archer 2 (EC-JMT). Luckily this picture was not taken by a police because of speeding, lol 🙂
Piper Low pass
Credit to Manuel Estévez Low pass at GCTS
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
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)…
Tower and hangar on the “El Revolcadero” field
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.