Canary Island Hopping Vol.1: AEA 9143 – BCN to TFN
It’s flying time again! Today let’s kick it off with the first leg on our island hopping tour in the Canary Islands. After hanging out in Barcelona for a couple of days, it’s now time to leave for Tenerife North. TFN is a world famous airport, though in a tragic way: It’s home to the world’s deadliest air disaster in history, when in 1977 a Pan Am 747 and a KLM 747 collided in dense fog, killing 583 people.
Tenerife is one of the thirteen islands belonging to the Canary Islands. It is served by two airports, Tenerife North and Tenerife South, the latter we will visit later during our tour. Politically the islands belong to Spain, geographically they are part of the African continent.
The route will initially take us along the Spanish coast. We will then overfly Valencia, Cordoba, Sevilla and reach the Atlantic Ocean over Jerez de la Frontera. From there on it will be water-only, until we reach Tenerife. Take off will be on 07L, SID is LOTOS1M and in TFN we’re cleared to land on runway 30.
Thanks for reading today’s report. During descent my FS decided to say sayonara with a CTD. “Ntdll.dll” was the cause of all evil, never had that one before. I was thrilled to reconfigure my 737 mid-air after restarting FS on a 4 hour flight, as you can imagine. Had my FS running without CTD’s for years now, I hope this remains an exception. I suspect me playing around with the approaches in the FMC to be the trigger…
Anyway, the next flight will be from Tenerife North to Santa Cruz de la Palma with Binter Canarias ATR72, so stay tuned.
Also make sure to check out Al’s newest excellent report about his flight from Miami to St. Maarten in his blog here.