Viva Espana: BAW 478 – LHR to BCN
Originally I intended to fly this leg a few days ago. Sadly the Active Sky servers were down that day, which left me hanging in Heathrow without real weather. Therefore I didn’t leave the UK, and decided to try again today, after all the Easter madness was over.
The flight was on British Airways again. It’s really nice that they deploy the 767 on some European routes from time to time. BAW 478 was scheduled with a 767 and I haven’t been to Barcelona in a long time, so this was the perfect starting point for the upcoming Canary Island tour.
Take off will be on 09R with SID MID3J. From there on we will reach the British coast relatively soon, and enter France above the Normandy. Flying in French airspace for most of the time we will pass over a lot of cities, I especially recognize Clermont-Ferrand on the map back from the book we used in French class in High School…
Before we start our descent and land on 25L in Barcelona, we will pass the Pyrenees Mountains.
Whoopsies! I messed up the approach and came in high and fast. Better safe than sorry, two approaches for the price of one today!! After this missed approach the engines spooled up again and we’re going around.
Thanks for reading today’s report. Next one will be from BCN to TFN with Air Europa B737NG. This will be the start of our Canary island hopping. The route will look like this, so stay tuned.