Krasnodar, a busy and vibrant city in Russia. Sochi, a stunning city located on the Black Sea. Two amazing locations, one amazing event! Welcome to this week’s Friday Night Flight!
Meaning ‘beautiful gift’ or ‘red gift’, Krasnodar has a large and diversely used airport. We partner with Sochi airport for dual hubs this week to create an amazing busy area for pilots to fly in. Sochi airport is located on the coast with mountains surrounding its north, east and south. Aircraft land and depart from separate runways, however, these are so close it almost constitutes a SODPROPS status!
Alongside these two wonderful airports, a large selection of beautiful airports will be open in the surrounding area. Please be aware TFRs will be used where needed such as at Sochi. Aircraft will be required to turn north or south depending on runway usage. Keep an eye out for these tomorrow!
Do you prefer giving or recieving gifts?
So, post your best screenshots on Instagram or Twitter and tag us for a chance to have one featured on our social media pages. Simply tag us using @infiniteflight, or use hashtags #infiniteflight and #fridaynightflight. We look forward to seeing all your amazing photos!
I personally like to give gifts. I rarely find any joy in receiving, oddly enough. Though surprises are always a blast.
In the end as much as receiving may be fun, and all, I like to give people. And no, I don’t bombard people with gifts but every now and then.
My philosophy is that you shouldn’t have to wait for a special occasion to give gifts to those who you like. For an instance, don’t wait till their anniversary of some sort or birthday or Christmas or anything special. Of course on those days, you’re going to give them gifts, but I like to whenever I feel like it, every 4-5 months or so give a gist of my choice to someone that is close to me.
Recently my friend said that she likes this particular perfume so I went back to the store 2 days later to buy it and gift it to her, even though her birthday had passed by 2 months ago and Christmas is still many months away.
But in the end, FNF is always a nice treat gifted to us by Misha, every week. So that’s one surprise gift that I do like. The surprise being what airport(s) that are going to be featured. And for this Friday, Russi is a nice treat with some underserved airports 🎉
Very interesting choice! Love the diversity giving every region of the world a bit of a spotlight that pilots may not really fly to each FNF giving them a taste of a new region of the world. Nice choice!
First of all there is a lot of underused places that dosent excuse any choice, its good to aim for underused destinations but it shouldnt be a big point to the choice.
The hubs do not include any long haul options neither. As everyone knows at this point, long hauling into or out of the FNF is a major part of every Friday. Just think of the massive amounts of aircrafts from all around the world flying to one point each evening before FNF. In this case there is not a single long haul option for any hub at all.
I do also believe that the total options to fly are more limited compared to other FNFs, not even talking of an American FNF, but this time we just have a couple of airlines and non-airliners as alternatives (worst case).
Finally, I do not think that the airports are the best choices as far as operating goes. Yes we had worse ones and yes it will work, but still. The runways in URSS crossings wach other + mountains on the other side and the far distance from gates to the 2nd runway in URKK do not quiet help for a fluent FNF.
This is not some hate I‘ll still find some fun, but take it rather as formal critic for the future.
Yet thankful for the work the team (and especially misha) puts into this.
This is exactly why in my opinion this is a great FNF! We do not need a hyper-efficient international hub like JFK or LHR as it is almost every single week, enough with the big hubs! It’s time to highlight smaller airports, and starting off with an airport like Sochi and Krasnodar is a great move! Thanks Misha! :)
I agree 100%! The fun in the FNF comes with visiting new airports and underused ones. Many people have never even heard of Krasnodar and this will give them a chance to fly to a new destination, one they may fall in love with. It’s so much fun to explore the world and not revisit airports that have already been featured, especially since there are suitable airports for FNF out there that we have yet to explore. That’s why I love that the FNF was featured in such a lesser known place.
Why does it have to be that there are no realistic routes from any of the event hubs? Could @MishaCamp at least choose airports to which we can fly to with the same aircrafts and airlines as IRL? It’s getting really frustrating.