This event takes us to the island of Madeira, located in a region of Portugal comprised of 4 separate islands off the northwest coast of Africa. The island’s airport, located in the capital Funchal, is known for its interesting runway (read more below), high and often-changing winds, and difficult approach. With the airport now being 3D, this event is sure to be fun!
Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport (IATA: FNC, ICAO: LPMA), also known as Funchal/Madeira International Airport, connects the island to many larger European cities. The airport is famous for its runway, which was extended following the crash of a TAP Portugal flight. A part of the runway was expanded onto a platform partly over the ocean. This extension is supported by 180 columns, with each being around 70m/230ft tall. Madeira Airport saw over 3.3 million passengers in 2019 alone, with flights to more than 50 destinations. Needless to say, this airport is very unique and makes for the perfect place for a fly-in/flyout event!
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Fly-In Date & Time: 2021-07-21T17:00:00Z
Flyout Date & Time: 2021-07-21T18:00:00Z
Event Type: Fly-In/Flyout
Be aware of your surroundings at all times while on the ground and in the air
If IFATC is present, ensure to properly follow every instruction given; if IFATC is not present, make sure to respectfully use the Unicom frequency
Maintain a safe distance with aircraft around you (minimum of 3nm and 1000ft below 10000ft)
Last but not least, HAVE FUN!
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If you would like to use a different aircraft or fly a route that isn’t listed here, feel free to suggest it below and I’d be happy to change the gate for you!
I hope you enjoy this event! If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave them for me down below!