A very long introduction
Hey y’all! On today’s FNF I flew 1 International route from Toronto to Athens in an Air Canada 787-9 Dreamliner, and 3 short routes into the Greek Islands, being:
- Nice -> Mykonos, easyJet A320
- London Stansted -> Skiathos, Jet2 737-800
- London Heathrow -> Zakynthos, British Airways A320.
Each of these flights had their perks, and the visual and GPS landings on such small airports that were packed with traffic for their size was phenomenal! I’ll definitely be going to the smaller airports more, I encourage it.
The flight that stood out for me was the Jet2 to Skiathos. Both the amount of traffic at Skiathos was high, and the runway was small, and packed with safe, but mountainous terrain right next to the airport. Whilst in flight I couldn’t just leave my device, this livery is hard to take your eyes off! I was working on a PC at the time, and just had it landing against a stand so I could watch my journey take place. Jet2 offers so many amazing routes across Europe from some of the most unknown and unexpected places across Europe. I hope I can inspire you to give one of these flights a try!
Any who, here’s the flight information and some details about where I flew below.
Aircraft: Jet2 Boeing 737-800
Server: Expert, during the Athens FNF
Parked at Gate 23L, I was eagerly setting up my flight plan as another Jet2 737 (not able to get a photo opportunity of) had departed for Athens.
Rotating off Runway 22, at Stansted before a sharp bank to the East for my departure procedure out. The editing on this shot went a bit corny in the end. :(
Passing Margate and Ramsgate, UK. In the background you can also see Manston Airport, the plans for this airport is to supposedly attempt to bring it back to life…? Fun fact, the British Airways A380 was the last aircraft to ever touch its wheels here during pilot training.
Passing Brussels, Belgium. I also passed Liege, but the photo wasn’t worth it since I would’ve had too many shots in one topic.
Passing Belgrade, Serbia
Turning onto final, at Skiathos. The visibility had sure gone down when I had descended.
Europe’s Mini Sint Maarten? The runway is right next to a public beach! Fancy a swim?
Turning around at the end of the runway surely got a great view to mainland Greece.
At the gate (I’m the farthest) I met a number of other Jet2 aircraft. It’s great to see these around. Thanks to @WesleyHenrich for getting me safely to the ground!
Want to rate my landing? Go ahead!
For some reason the recording software makes the lag look so bad, I watched the entire recording as it happened, and no lag occured. It frustrates me…