(Originally posted 12/05/13)
Depart: Madrid Barajas (LEMD)
Arrive: Córdoba (LEBA)
Aircraft: Beechcraft King Air C90B (Carenado) *
Flight Plan: LEMD LEBA
Distance: 168.9 nm
Scenery: Default (Aerosoft LEMD)
For the longest leg of the Prologue of the Big Tour, I've chosen to fly the King Air again since we'll make good time at a cruise of 200 kts. Also, I just can't get enough of it; the plane is a real pleasure to fly! Even though this is a slightly longer route, I'm keeping it simple and flying direct, using the airfield VORs at Madrid and Córdoba for navigation (BRA and CDB respectively).
We leave Madrid in the evening, heading south past the city.
The flight is pretty uneventful and there's not much to see in the dying light. However, as we descend into Córdoba, we catch a nice view of the city at twilight, dark clouds hanging overhead. You can see the lights of the airfield just to the north west of the city.
It's a completely manual landing but, as I've said before, the King Air is very nice to fly. We touch down just as the sun sinks beneath the horizon.
Next leg: Córdoba (LEBA) to Sevilla (LEZL)