Mikedlayer 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:
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.
Mikedlayer 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?
Adamlaskiewicz 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?
Dmerinop 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:
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.