Simon back with the third episode of FlightReport, my InfiniteFlight trip article series. As the feedback on the previous reports was surprisingly good I’m finally here to present you my next flight, which was chosen by you.
Today, we are at Brussels International Airport (BRU / EBBR) in a rasilian bird, in an Embraer E190 operated by British Airways, great brittains flag carrier airline (Registration: G-LCYL).
Our flight will lead us to the northwest, to London, the capital of England. The airport we will be approaching is London City Airport (LCY / EGLC). It is located in the east of London, not far from the busy city center and it as well has a few particularities.
The first one being the short runway: The only landing strip that belongs to the airport only has a length of 1,508m (about 4950ft). The second particularity is that only regional jets and an A318 is allowed to land there, which is logical because of the short runway. And last but not least: The glideslope that makes the airport to the most dangerous the United Kingdom is able to offer. It is very steep as planes mustn’t fly too low above houses and towers (like in London).
This means the angle you’re approaching EGLC with is bigger than usual and thus it’s hard to make a smooth touchdown.
Enough talking, let’s go!
At the terminal in Brussels
Ready for taxiing!
Tower perspective, pretty bad visibility today, typical winter weather.
Ready for takeoff!
Taking off from runway 07L, see you Brussels!
Visibility getting better above the english channel…
First time we see the east coast of England today, landing soon!
Spotting Southend airport (EGMC) during descend…
Window plane spotting at its best!
EGLC already in sight!
London sightseeing tour from a bird’s perspective!
Starting final descend, VS of -1544, fingers crossed
Touchdown, smoother than I thought…
Parking a plane in London City style!
Thanks for reading the post,
was quite a bit of work again to get this one ready, but I hope you enjoyed it and the effort wasn’t for nothing.
I’m also open for any kind of improvement proposuals and criticism as long as it’s constructive.
Now, it’s time for your votes again, what flight do you want to see next?
- Portland (PDX) - Honolulu (HNL)
(Hawaiian Boeing 767-300ER)
- Düsseldorf (DUS) - Charlotte (CLT)
(Lufthansa Airbus A330-300)
- San Francisco (SFO) - Long Beach (LGB)
(Delta Airbus A319)
- Sydney (SYD) - Los Angeles (LAX)
(Qantas Boeing 747-400)
Thanks for voting! :)