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.

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We’re ready to go in Fuerteventura.
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Same sight as yesterday: Only German airlines at the terminal.
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We opened our window. The Hamburg Airways A319 just landed and boarding is proceeding right now. This bus brought the last bunch of passengers.
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As we’re taxiing to the runway, this Condor A320 also just landed. Jeez, do they have some kind of law that only German airlines are allowed into this airport?!
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Surprise! Holding at 01R as this Air Berlin A330 roars past us.
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Then it’s our turn.
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Take-off! We have to climb fast to get to glide-slope interception altitude.
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A last view onto Fuerteventura.
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And in the distance you can already see Lanzarote. We don’t even have to change course, we’re already on the LOC.
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See, that was a short flight!
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Final.
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The writing on the terminal proves that we’re actually in Lanzarote.
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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.
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Hope you enjoyed!

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2 thoughts on “Canary Island Hopping Vol.8: BER 2372 – FUE to ACE

  1. Nice! Love your reports, all of them are really nice. The 330 Air Berlin landing picture is a good catch! Also, thanks again for planning my FS RTW trip. 🙂

  2. Thanks Sveinn! Yea, I was holding short and ATC told me to watch out for and Air Berlin Airbus landing on 01R. Didn’t expect a 330 though, was quite surprised when all of a sudden it appeared in front of me.
    No problem! Hope you’re making good progress and have fun.

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