Canary Island Hopping Vol.4 + 5: VFR – VDE to GMZ + GMZ to TFS

Welcome to this double-feature flight report. The two flights from El Hierro to La Gomera, and on to Tenerife South, gave the term “short hop” a new definition. 11 and 10 minutes were the flight times. We took the P-51D Mustang again.

Flight number 1 for today: The leg from El Hierro to La Gomera.
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And the route. Again this was VFR, so this map is just to give you an idea of the geography. Take off in VDE was on 34, landing in La Gomera was on 27.
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After a night in El Hierro, we are back in action. Our Mustang also had a good night on the small ramp in VDE.
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Weather today is slightly better than yesterday. Relatively blue skies with only a few clouds.
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We got a little better in handling her on the ground. Ready to go!
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Up up and away…
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This looks really dramatic! But it wasn’t, I was just having some fun in the clouds.
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Back in blue skies.
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And La Gomera already comes in sight. It looks like there is not much on this island but mountains, a little airport and some beaches.
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Coming in for another low pass. There wasn’t any traffic around anyway.
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Checking out where we are about to land in a few minutes.
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I really like to do those spectacular breakaways…
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We turned around 360 degrees and are now coming in to land.
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And sitting at the small ramp in GMZ.
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After this really short flight I wanted to fly a little more, so I continued to Tenerife South rightaway.
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Geography again. You can almost swim that distance…
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Engine’s up and running again. Look left, look right, just like crossing a street.
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GMZ from the air.
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That’s pretty much the whole island in this shot.
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And we can already see Tenerife in the distance.
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The peak of the Teide can be seen, covered in some clouds.
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The obligatory low-pass. The ramp here’s a little busier than at the last airports we visited.
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Almost no clouds hanging here. Perfect day for flying.
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The last short final on the Mustang for a while.
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At the ramp in TFS. Next flight will be on B738 again.
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Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for our next leg from TFS to LPA on Boeing 737-800.

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4 thoughts on “Canary Island Hopping Vol.4 + 5: VFR – VDE to GMZ + GMZ to TFS

  1. Yea, every once in a while it’s fun to go crazy and fly an unleashed beast like the Mustang like a real man!
    I’ve never tried ROF or IL-2. Had some military sims in the early days of gaming/simming, probably even pre-FS2000 days. Then I gave Lock-On a try, which is not bad but I never really got into it. Also had Tom Clancy’s HAWX for a while, but that was a joke. It was more like Pac-Man in an F-14…no realism at all and even more of a game than Flight!.
    Do you use any other sims, ROF or IL-2?

  2. Love IL-2, to me it has the best physics compared to real flying for a computer based sim (I have about 25 hours 😛 ), the newer BOB version looks and plays amazingly but is a bit of a resource hog.

    ROF is something I have had for a while but just started playing, it too has awesome physics and runs really well. Both the IL-2 series and ROF are excellent sims.

  3. Sure sounds good! I might give them a try, even though I never really got into the planes of WWI. They are remarkable because they were so important for what came next, but to me the “real” planes were introduced during WWII. With the Mustang as my absolute favorite of that era…
    So probably IL-2 is better suited for me.

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