Canary Island Hopping Vol.8: BER 2372 – FUE to ACE
Welcome to the final flight of the Canary Island hopping tour. It was on Air Berlin 2372, aka shortest scheduled flight in history. Flying time was 8 minutes, yes you’re reading it correct. Direct distance is only 33 nm, and as we were cleared to take-off on 01R in Fuerteventura and received our landing clearance for 03 in Lanzarote, we were just going in a straight line. Actually we just had to climb to reach the glide-slope altitude of 2,500 feet, as we were on final immediately.
Probably this was also the most stressful flight I ever simulated, as after take-off, climb, descent, approach and landing items and checklists were overlapping all at the same time.
And good-bye for now. The Air Berlin jet continues to Leipzig, but we will fly to Amsterdam next. I originally wanted to go to Dusseldorf and go to Amsterdam from there on KLM Fokker 70, but my Digital Aviation Fokker has some issues. Hope I get it sorted out, otherwise it’s direct to Amsterdam from here.
Hope you enjoyed!