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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.

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

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... 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.

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Made it.

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

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

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

Great shots these Gerold.

cheers

Iain

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.

Cheers

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.

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