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User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Hey all,

Ever since I went to Malaga two years ago, I've been trying to find out the answer to this question and never have done!

Was on Futura International Airways from London Luton to Malaga last August, and the approach was pretty strange. We passed over the airport, and I remember seeing it about 5000ft below (it must have been, maybe even more!). We went out over the Med Sea, then banked to the left really sharply a few minutes later. We kept (well seemed to) plunge about a thousand feet every second. The aircraft was really banking hard and descending fast. Then we made a nice smooth touchdown in Malaga.

Is this a normal approach?? lol

Mike

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User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

I have flown into AGP and landed on both ends of rwy. When landing on rwy 32 you fly over the sea bank to the left do a 180 and land. With rwy 14 it is a straight in approach.

User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Yeah I've flown into AGP twice, firstly on runway 14, and then two years ago on runway 32. I know we'd have to do that 180 turn, but I didn't expect it to be so rough!!! (It was pretty fun though!!!) Does anyone know if this violent approach is the usual for 32?

Mike


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Similar to Faro then, you do the same sort of approach over the sea for one of the runways.


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlinePlane holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Flew onboard a 757-300 leased from Condor by Transavia, same here. Great landing  Smile

went to the opposite side of the terminal at the runway to view some aircraft landing, took some pictures and the Guardia Civil weren't to happy so they sent me away..

rgds, Plane Holland


User currently offlineAdamlaskiewicz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

I've flown into AGP on various occasions and every time it has been a rather turbulent approach. I've heard this is quite characteristic and that it's to do with the Spanish "meseta" or plateau. Anyone know any more about this?

User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

It could possibly be that. I remember passing over some quite high land before the violent final approach, could simply be due the enormous amounts of heat rising from the ground.

Either way, it was fun!!!


User currently offlineDmerinop From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 160 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Hey guys,

I always see from my terrace the planes do that "180º" turn, its normal over here on aproach to 32. Planes usually come from the north of Spain, cross the airport at a high altitude and then do that 180 turn over the sea before aproach.

Dani


User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

Hoping we do a 32 approach in July now. I loved that approach, shame my mother is petrified of flying!!!

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