Jump to content

A short flight to a big challenge


Recommended Posts

Taking off on the international airport of Gran Canaria is no problem at all, with beautiful views of Las Palmas for those passengers sitting on the left.


But when you descend just half an hour later over the Islas Desertas...


... and get into Madeira, then you face one of the most challenging approaches in Europe. Curved finals onto a platform significantly higher than the ground (sea) level around.


Made it.


I am sure the paxes are glad to leave the steel tube safely.



This flight is at the borderlines of OLC Africa and Europe, so I am not sure which scenery is working where.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/8/2021 at 3:45 PM, Iain Emms said:

Great shots these Gerold.



Thank you Iain!


On 5/8/2021 at 7:10 PM, lifejogger said:

Great shots and landing Gerold.

Thanks John. It was really not easy to get her on the landing track manually in the curve...


On 5/8/2021 at 7:51 PM, andiflyit said:

Hi Gerold, must be LC EU because it belongs to Spain. Nice shots and your big bird again! :)

Thanks Andreas. Politically it is OLC EU. Geographically rather Africa. And I do not remember what the developers decided - no need to follow politics, luckily!


On 5/8/2021 at 9:13 PM, BradB said:

What ever region Gerold , they sure look nice . :rolleyes::D:)

Thank you John. Even better is the close inspection of the islands, but I fear there is too much photorealism in it.


On 5/9/2021 at 2:39 AM, TerribleT said:

Indeed great shots as always and Madeira is always a fun airport no matter what size of aircraft - it can be very windy there!

Thanks TT. At least I did not meet too much wind (that´s why the runway was assigned from the "wrong" direction).


On 5/9/2021 at 4:57 AM, adambar said:

Fantastic set of shots Gerold. :)

Thank you Adam.


On 5/9/2021 at 5:49 AM, boetie said:

Great set Gerold, well done on the landing.


Graeme :)

Thank you Graeme. Especially the virtual paxes must have been happy.


19 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

An easy landing for a pilot of your standing Gerold.

Excellent images to bear this out!

Thanks for this compliment, Martyn. No bears to see, though I am moving northbound Alaska is still far away.


12 hours ago, olderndirt said:

Why they make the big bucks Gerold :).

Thank you for commenting, OnD.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...