Departure: LSGG - Geneva Cointrin International Airport - 1554Z - 04
Arrival: EHBK - Maastricht Aachen Airport - 1724Z - ILSZ03
The client's speaking engagement finished earlier than expected, so we went wheels up around 1600Z. A short flight at FL300 with some minor chop, but nothing concerning.
Initial weather at EHBK was misty, but it had cleared up by the time we arrived, so landing was smooth. No issues from ATC this time either.
It will be an early morning departure
Departure: DTTJ - Djerba–Zarzis International Airport - 0924Z - 27
Arrival: LSGG - Geneva Cointrin International Airport - 1221Z - ILS04
A nice morning flight to Geneva, marred only by Approach Controllers in Geneva who thought that I could intercept the ILS from a 335 deg. turn. Fortunately said Controller got removed, and replaced by someone more competent, for a decent approach and smooth landing the second time around.
The clients didn't even comment on the go-around, but t
2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 6
Departure: LLBG - Ben Gurion International Airport - 0320Z - 21
Arrival: DTTJ - Djerba–Zarzis International Airport - 0749Z - ILSY09
This early morning departure out of Tel Aviv was nine minutes early, and the flight went smoothly, literally. We shadowed an Air Malta A320 for most of our flight, that had also departed LLBG just ahead of us.
Client has a breakfast meeting in Djerba, then we will head to Geneva.
2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 5
Departure: LUKK - Chișinău International Airport - 1254Z - 26
Arrival: LLBG - Ben Gurion International Airport - 1603Z - ILS 08
Flight depart close to ETD, and was fairly routine. Weather was bad descending into Tel Aviv, but the storm had move off by the time we arrived, so except for a runway change (from 21 to 08), the approach and landing was uneventful. ATC parked us between two Queens, they still fly in my virtual skies.
We are n
2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 4
Departure: UWGG - Nizhny Novgorod International Airport - 0921Z - 18L
Arrival: LUKK - Chișinău International Airport - 1222Z - 26 RNAV Approach
Fairly uneventful flight, was a bit choppy descending into LUKK, but no major issues. The group of 16 that have chartered me for this Tour do not plan to spend much time at Chișinău, ETB is currently 1300Z for our next leg to Tel Aviv, where an overnight stop is planned.
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A sunrise shot from Leg 3 - EVRA-UWGG. Sorry that there isn't more, but only had default scenery for UWGG, and after two missed approaches and then a manual landing in bad wx, was not in a SS mood. I have found some nice freeware for LUKK, will show that off in the blog entry for that leg.
We will be having breakfast (probably vodka and caviar, I have no idea what is available) at Strigino, before heading out to Chișinău. Unfortunately it will be a quick stop there, so don't think we wil