I'm starting a new phase of my course where I will be flying on low-enroute airways (it's like highways in the sky ;)).
I was backseating in this flight, just enjoying the landscape and get a little familiarization with the procedures.
The plan was to takeoff from Maia on VFR (Visual Flight Rules) direct to RELVA waypoint to catch the A5 airway and change to IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) before crossing the border to Spain on TURON waypoint. From there direct to Santiago VOR to do an ILS approach and then another ILS approach at Vigo airport. Then if traffic permitting another ILS approach at Sá Carneiro airport (Porto).
As I have a lot of photos from this flight I choose to separate this post in three parts.
Part 1 - Leg from Maia to Santiago
Part 2 - Leg from Santiago to Vigo
Part 3 - Leg from Vigo to Porto
|Passing by Vigo airport, on our way to Santiago VOR.|
|Passing overhead the TGV line to Santiago de Compostela at 10000 feet.|
We were doing the ILS Z Rwy 17 approach. It starts overhead the airport following the opposite course for landing.
After 8nm from the airport we done a 45º/180º procedure turn to the left. This turn is needed to perform a course reversal to establish the aircraft inbound on the final approach course
|On the outbound leg of the procedure turn with Santiago airport in the background|
|Encoro de Vilagudin.|
|Watch the reflection of the contrail on the water.|
|Intercepting the final approach course.|
We made a low approach just 4-5 feet of the ground.
|On our way to Vigo.|