Today, I decided to do a little General Aviation flight around Auckland, New Zealand. What a beautiful city it is to explore from above. The ocean, the cliffs, so much green; it’s stunning. I took off from a small airfield south of Auckland and climbed to an altitude of 3’000ft. Due to the fact that the airspace of Auckland was quite busy, I wanted to turn south to explore the coast. But I decided to ask for a transition over the airport of Auckland - something I haven’t done for a long time. And oh boy, it was worth it. Flying a C172 at an altitude of 3’000t over an international and busy airport is something special. I want to thank ATC @TimShan05 who was my controller (if I remember correctly) for this possibility!
|Plane||Cessna C172 - Default Livery|
|Route||NZME - NZKE|
As luck would have it, an Airbus A350 of Cathay Pacific took off just as I flew over the airport. This screenshot was made during this flight, which I don’t want to withhold from you.
It was a nice little flight on a Saturday morning, and it showed me again that General Aviation simply still has a high value for me in this simulator.
Have a nice day or night,