Hello all! Yesterday was my first attempt flying into TNCM, and the scenery was spectacular! I thought it’ll be great to get some pictures for this particular flight, on the (rather underrated) A318 ACJ.
Some flight information:
Aircraft: A318-100 (CJ)
Sector: Toncontin (MHTG) to Sint Marteen (TNCM)
Flight time: 3 hours 7 minutes
Server: Expert Server
Callsign: Airbus 001VA/AIB2271
Pre-flight preparation at Toncontin
No traffic and a simple taxi to Runway 02 for departure, off we go Sint Marteen!
A very quick climb thanks to the low payload and relatively powerful engines. Today’s cruising altitude will be at FL290, with a higher cruise speed at Mach 0.80 (don’t want to get stuck in the peak traffic!)
Reached FL290, a good time to sit back for a moment after operating 9 flights prior this sector 👀
Fast forward 2.5 hours of crossing Caribbean Sea and conducting an approach briefing…
Straight in approach, visual Runway 10! Two red two white, continuing approach
Of course this photo is needed (cliche, but yes)
And a firm but accurate touchdown! Applying immediate reverse thrust and brakes to minimise backtracking.
Still missed my planned taxiway, D by several meters, so a quick backtrack would do the job as the next aircraft lines up.
Been some time since I’ve flown into such a busy airport… looking good though!
After all, a quick look around brings us to stand B5. Hello CRJ neighbour!
Engines shut down and aircraft secured, it has been a fantastic journey! This is my first S&V post, please do comment your favourite picture, or something that I can work on! I’ll improve and possibly add more posts as I have longer turnaround times. Thanks for reading the post and wherever you are, stay safe and have a good day/night!