In the past I used to fly more Piper, but in the last time I am starting to like to fly more and more the Cessna 172. Why? It’s because I like to take pictures (actually my GoPro’s are doing this job for me), and I like how the images look like. I try to use the suction mount on different places of the fuselage to ensure that I am definitely the first one in taking an image of Tenerife from this angle from an airplane… And I like to edit them. Even in such a short one hour flight around the island it is always a different story, a new experience, new views… And the Cessna is pretty photogenic :-). What do you think? Let me share with you some of images from my last flight with Cessna… Safe landings!
Peek a boo… During the outside check
Starting a new adventure: Ready for departure
Descending towards Puerto de la Cruz
Over Puerto de la Cruz
Over Puerto de la Cruz
Let us shoot some images
Pico del Teide & Costa Los Gigantes
Obligatory cloudsurfing. This is heaven!!!
Over Playa de las Américas
On final RYW 30 at Los Rodeos Airport
About to land…
And a short video is a must! 😉
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.
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
Mt. Teide 3.718 mtrs.
Over the clouds
Beeing a privat pilot gives you the wings to move free in the sky and see the earth and its beauties from a bird’s eye view… Here are some images taken during my flights in the Canaries…
Pico del Teide, Tenerife
Smudge of the underwater vulcano @El Hierro, november 2011
El Revolcadero, former La Gomera’s Airport
Lighthouse Punta Teno, Tenerife
Lighthouse “Faro de Punta Orchilla”, El Hierro
Volcano, North Fuerteventura
Lighthouse “Faro de Anaga”, Tenerife
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Isla de Lobos, Fuerteventura, Corralejo
Of course there are much more pictures I could publish and also there are still a lot of new places to see…