Flying around snowy Mt. Teide

It is February, and finaly the winter has started in Tenerife… After one week of rain, the highest mountain of Spain has been covered with snow.

Today it was a privilege to enjoy good flying weather to enjoy this beautiful scenery.

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy Mt. Teide from Los Gigantes

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Snow Mt. Teide 2016

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy Cañadas del Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

Enjoy the snowy Teide 2016! 🙂

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2 islands on 1 image

What else can we ask than calm winds and a good visibility? Maybe a full fuel tank, file the flight plan and get airborne to enjoy these views…

An image says more than 1000 words, so enjoy some of the views from my last 1 hour 40 minute long flight along Tenerife´s and La Gomera´s coast. 🙂

Safe landings!

Our flight track

Our flight track

Tenerife North and its Mt. Teide

Tenerife North and its Mt. Teide

The crew :-)

The crew 🙂

Copilot at the controls

Copilot at the controls

Over Punta Teno

Over Punta Teno

La Gomera

La Gomera

La Gomera and Tenerife's Mt.Teide

La Gomera and Tenerife’s Mt.Teide

2 islands on one image: Tenerife & La Gomera

2 islands on one image: Tenerife & La Gomera

Mt. Teide

Mt. Teide

Having small talk above the clouds

Having small talk above the clouds

Mt. Teide above the clouds

Mt. Teide above the clouds

Laguneando

Laguneando

Landing at Tenerife North Airport

Landing at Tenerife North Airport

Landing at Tenerife North

Landing at Tenerife North

Mt. Teide from bird’s eye view

Pico del Teide, or Mt. Teide is Spain’s highest Mountain. It is 3.718 mtrs high (= 12.198 feet). It was always my dream to climb with a plane to this altitude to see it from above. As the most dreams come truth ;-), we have decided on the way home from the island El Hierro to climb to 12.500 feet to see some snow left on Teide. With 3 people on board it took almost 50 minutes to climb so high, but it was worth it.

12.500 feet

12.500 feet

It was for the first time in my life to fly at FL125 on board of a general aviation plane (Piper Archer2) and to be the pilot in command. We took some awesome pictures, hope you will like them as well! I’ll get definitely back to take some more pics in the future ;-). Enjoy Mt. Teide from bird’s eye view and safe flights!

Great views at Mt. Teide

Great views at Mt. Teide

Mt. Teide 3.718 mtrs.

Mt. Teide 3.718 mtrs.

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Over the clouds

Over the clouds