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Leg 7: Madrid Barajas to Córdoba

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(Originally posted 12/05/13)

 

Leg 7

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).

 

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We leave Madrid in the evening, heading south past the city.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Next leg: Córdoba (LEBA) to Sevilla (LEZL)

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