🇹🇭 Bangkok to Phuket 🇹🇭
Good evening, everybody! Yesterday, five friends and I flew from Bangkok to Phuket as a part of ANVA’s new ANVLC - All Nippon Virtual Landing Competitions. The ATC region was India and Southeast Asia, so we gave it a spin! Our route took us from Suvarnabhumi Airport, over the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui, and Phang-nga before finally setting us down in Phuket via the visual approach for 09. This was truly an amazing event, and I’m glad I got to spend it with @Texan, @Raquis, @michel_avegnon, @Triskall777, and most importantly, @SB110 and @Liam_Kirk who were kind enough to provide ATC services in Bangkok and Phuket. We used a variety of aircraft for this flight, including 1 MD-11 (Me), 2 777s (@Texan and @Triskall777), 1 747 (@michel_avegnon), and 1 A330 (@Raquis). Thanks everybody who joined us along the way, and I hope you consider joining ANVA so we can enjoy more events like these.
Route: VTBS - VTSP
Aircraft: Thai MD-11
Flight time: 0:59
Blasting off Suvarnabhumi Airport’s 19L after a dramatic turn and burn takeoff in front of @Texan. 🤙
Ascending into the morning sky while the rest of the gang lines up and prepares their departures.
Wing view appreciation! Climbing through 14000 above a very foggy Phetchaburi province.
I tried to get a moon shot here, but the Mrs. Moon kept running away. Speaking of which, happy International Women’s Appreciation day! I appreciate what women do to keep our world afloat on a daily basis, and I’m glad that we have been blessed with having many female aviators out there.
Descending through 25’000 over the Phang-nga area, world-renowned for their crystal clear waters and soft sands. 💎
Turning final (and overshooting the turn) onto the visual for runway 9, after @Liam_Kirk yelled at me for calling in incorrectly. 😌
@ItsBlitz approved? A very fast short final over the beach, coming in at just over 160 knots (I was told not to come in fast, but I had packed a very heavy load due to the tourist season flocking in during this time of year).
A smooth landing and slow taxi later, we’re parked at our gate with engines turned off and basking in the Thai sun.