Cessna 172 Baptism Flight

by Rui Alves - Madeira Spotters November. 03, 2007 5865 views

The best memory of this meeting in Santarém: this flight with captain Luís Rodrigues!
The blue sky, almost sunset and that landscape were just great!
Again a BIG Thank You to Captain Luís Rodrigues.
To all those LDF members that had no chance to fly.

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Preparing for taxi… Let all the systems start up!

A closer look on this Garmin

Take-off view of the Santarém appron. Try to spot who's there! :)

After the first right turn we meet the Tagus

Flying just a few meters above the river level is really a pleasure!

Some ducks scared…

Just seat back, relax and enjoy!

There's plenty of window to look though!

OK, let's do it a little bit more tight…

… I mean… tighter! :)

Our wheel over Santarém

Let's do an approach for a low pass :)

Keep calm… yes, we have a "bridge" on our threshold but we can land this safely :)

Short final

Let's start our low pass

And after the tightest right turn of the day, let's land this extremelly confortable aircraft.


Crossing the "bridge" on our aproach to land

And the sunset is already here! It was so good that finished so quickly… :(
I'll miss you CS-DGP!
Magnificent flight captain! Those A310 passengers can board with a smile :)

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Rui Sousa 12 years, 3 months ago

Man, that's a great report!!! (And gret pics also!)
That high road near the runway's treshold looks dangerous....
keep up,

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jorge Abreu 12 years, 3 months ago

So, Rui, did you lost your fear of flying those small birds?? I guess so, at least lately you've been flying more often eh eh
Very nice photos, you have been praticing!

12 years, 3 months ago Edited
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