Europe Visual Vol.2

  • Vltava River
  • Czech Republic  Czech Republic
  • location_cityPrague
  • flight_takeoffRuzyne LKPR to Ruzyne LKPR
  • directions26 nm
  • Fly down the centre of one of Europe's intellectual and cultural epicentres, Prague.
  • WP 1 - Island
    Follow the river
    WP 2 - Libensky Bridge
    WP 3 - Manesuv Bridge
    WP 4 - Vltava Bridge
    Turn right over the massive road intersection.
    Follow the road onto the plateau.
    WP 5 - Intersection at Trebonice
    WP 6 - Intersection near the end of runway 30 (closed)
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  • Prague East
  • Czech Republic  Czech Republic
  • location_cityPrague
  • flight_takeoffKbely LKKB to Kbely LKKB
  • directions31 nm
  • Explore Prague, east of the Vltava River.
  • WP 1 - Fly RWY HDG to Stavanice (Island)
    WP 2 - Fly S on the east side of the Vltava River | Bridge | Tunnel entrance on left
    WP 3 - Tunnel exit
    WP 4 - Major intersection | (Tunnel entrance ahead)
    WP 5 - Follow Brmenska Highway to the railyards
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  • Den Lille Hafrue (The Little Mermaid)
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • location_cityCopenhagen
  • flight_takeoffKastrup EKCH to Kastrup EKCH
  • directions36 nm
  • Birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson, Copenhagen is a city of many treasures and pleasures. With their viking origins, the Danes have an intimate relationship with the sea. This flight will give us a broad view of the city and showcase the water frontage to the east and south.
  • WP 1 - Trekoner Fort
    WP 2 - Fiskerihavnen
    WP 3 - Greve Marina
    WP 4 - Vallensbaek (Lakes)
    WP 5 - Utterslev Mose
    WP 6 - Nordhavnen
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  • Kronborg Slot, Helsingor
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • location_cityCopenhagen
  • flight_takeoffKastrup EKCH to Kastrup EKCH
  • directions55 nm
  • Visit the 16th century castle, Kronborg Slot, at Helsingor on the east coast of Denmark. Fly up the coast and return via the Helsingormotorvejen (Helsingor Motorway).
  • WP 1 - Charlottenlund Fort
    WP 2 - Karen Blixen Museum, Rungstedlund
    WP 3 - Niva Havn (New Harbour)
    WP 4 - Kronborg Slot, Helsingor
    WP 5 - SSW on the Helsingormotorvejen
    WP 6 - Veer left to SSE | Helsingormotorvejen at Horsholm
    WP 7 - Veer right to S | Helsingormotorvejen at Gammel Holt
    WP 8 - Veer left to SSE | Helsingormotorvejen at Orsted
    WP 9 - Copenhagen Opera House
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  • Saeby to Strandby
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • location_citySindal
  • flight_takeoffSindal EKSN to Sindal EKSN
  • directions40 nm
  • Explore the NE coast of Denmark.
  • WP 1 - Bridge over the Uggerby River, on the southern edge of Sindal | Follow the road
    WP 2 - Intersection at Saesing
    WP 3 - Intersection at Osterva
    WP 4 - Intersection and Trafikcenter at Saeby
    WP 5 - Saeby Harbour | Follow the coast
    WP 6 - Frederikshaven Harbour
    WP 7 - Strandby Harbour
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  • Aarhus
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • location_cityAarhus
  • flight_takeoffAarhus EKAH to Aarhus EKAH
  • directions40 nm
  • Fly across Aarhus Bay and visit the second largest city in Denmark. Areas of interest: Hasle Hills (Danish: Hasle Bakker) is a landscape and recreational area of 15.5 hectares (38 acres) in the centre of Aarhus. Marselisborg is a park and recreation area on the southern edge of Aarhus.
  • WP 1 - Kalo Slotsruin (ruins of 14th century Kalo Castle)
    WP 2 - Sudstrup Vaerket (thermal power station)
    WP 3 - Aarhus Universitets Hospital
    WP 4 - Hasle Hills (small naked hill in the town centre with visible walking tracks)
    WP 5 - Major intersection
    WP 6 - Ceres Park Stadium, Marselisborg
    WP 7 - Aarhus Harbour, North
    WP 8 - Sudstrup Vaerket
    WP 9 - Kalo Slotsruin
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  • Tallin
  • Estonia  Estonia
  • location_cityTallin
  • flight_takeoffTallin EETN to Tallin EETN
  • directions31 nm
  • WP 2,3 and 4 are shipping terminals. Vaike-Oismae Tik is a modern suburb in the north-west of Tallin, easily spotted by the ring of high-rises around a circular pool. Vannalinn is a cluster of medieval structures located on a hill in the centre of Tallin.
  • WP 1 - Maardu
    WP 2 - Muuga Terminal
    WP 3 - Miiduranna Terminal
    WP 4 - Follow the coast to Tallink Terminal
    WP 5 - Penisula at Kopli
    WP 6 - Vaike-Oismae Tik
    WP 7 - Vannalinn
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  • Helsinki
  • Finland  Finland
  • location_cityHelsinki
  • flight_takeoffHelsinki EFHK to Helsinki EFHK
  • directions40 nm
  • See how many golf courses you can spot as you take a golf tour of Finland's capital. Suomenlinnan island fortifications and church are definitely worth several fly-bys.
  • WP 1 - Master Golf (large course next to the lake)
    WP 2 - Lokfulla Golf (small course next to the intersection)
    WP 3 - Tapiola Golf
    WP 4 - Olympic Stadium complex
    WP 5 - Helsingin Catedral
    WP 6 - Suomenlinnan
    WP 7 - Vuosari Golf
    WP 8 - Malmi Airport
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  • Turku
  • Finland  Finland
  • location_cityTurku
  • flight_takeoffTurku EFTU to Turku EFTU
  • directions44 nm
  • Turku is located on the Turku Archipelago, in the SW of Finland near Sweden and Estonia. Two of the important pieces of architecture are the Turun Tuomiokirkko (church) and Turun Linna (castle), both dating from the 13th century. On this flight we fly past these and then over a few of the hundreds of islands with their intricate framework of bridges.
  • WP 1 - Littoistenjarvi Lake | HDG S | Follow the road
    WP 2 - Bridge | HDG WSW | Alt 200-500 ft | Follow the narrow waterway for 9nm
    WP 3 - Bridge
    WP 4 - SW tip of Satava Island
    WP 5 - Bridge at Sattirauma | HDG NNW | Alt 500-1000 ft | Follow the main road on your left, or follow the coastline on your right
    WP 6 - Bridge at Meripirtti | HDG E for 3nm
    WP 7 - Two Bridges at Raumakari | HDG ESE | Follow the coast back into Turku
    WP 8 - Turun Linna | NE | Follow the river for 1.7nm
    WP 9 - Turun Tuomiokirkko
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  • Paris and the Industrial Revolution
  • France  France
  • location_cityParis
  • flight_takeoffCharles de Gaulle LFPG to Charles de Gaulle LFPG
  • directions44 nm
  • The most complex airport seen yet on the tour. And... what a city! Home of Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Debussy, Ravel, Faure. There are so many architectural marvels in Paris that we can only navigate to a few!
  • WP 1 - Lake (Lac d'Enghien)
    WP 2 - Bridge on Ile Saint-Martin
    WP 3 - Grande Arche de la Defense (Cube shaped building, hollow in the centre)
    WP 4 - Bridge | Pont de Neuilly
    WP 5 - Eiffel Tower (324m)
    WP 6 - Notre-Dame Cathedral (On an island in the Seine River)
    WP 7 - Junction of the Seine and Marne Rivers | Head East
    WP 8 - Sporting complex (Parc Interdepartemental des Sports du Tremblay)
    WP 9 - Chateau et Parc de Champs sur Marne (Chateau and gardens on the right bank of the river, just before a large lake)
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  • Monet, Artistic Revolution at Etretat
  • France  France
  • location_cityEtretat
  • flight_takeoffOcteville LFOH to Octeville LFOH
  • directions32 nm
  • Visit the stunning chalk cliffs where Claude Monet almost drowned, and did not drown, but did however paint some of the most iconic seascapes in the Impressionist repertoire. This flight plan is slightly unusual in that we take two runs past the same stretch of coast (the chalk at Etretat), and in opposite directions.
  • WP 1 - Saint-Jouin-Bruneval
    WP 2 - Descend to 300 ft over the water | Falaises d'Etretat (Chalk cliffs of Etretat)
    WP 3 - Turn inland
    WP 4 - Le Vauchel
    WP 5 - Fly back to the coast over the town of Etretat
    WP 6 - Falaises d'Etretat (Chalk cliffs of Etretat)
    WP 7 - Epouville
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  • Versailles and the French Revolution
  • France  France
  • location_cityVersailles
  • flight_takeoffToussus-Le-Noble LFPN to Toussus-Le-Noble LFPN
  • directions37 nm
  • Fly over the enormous grounds of the Palace of Versailles and then across the southern half of central Paris.
  • WP 1 - Palace of Versailles
    WP 2 - Stadium Jean-Bouin and the Parc des Princes
    WP 3 - Stadium Sebastien-Charlety
    WP 4 - Twin power station chimneys (~300m)
    WP 5 - Saint Georges railyards | Orly airport is on the right - watch out for traffic
    WP 6 - Lake, opposite railyard
    WP 7 - Cross L'Aquitaine motorway, ALT 700 ft, enter the valley
    WP 8 - NNW to the airport
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  • Tblisi
  • Georgia  Georgia
  • location_cityTblisi
  • flight_takeoffLochini UGTB to Lochini UGTB
  • directions29 nm
  • Explore Georgia's capital Tblisi, along the Mtkvari River.
  • WP 1 - Fly RWY HDG 310 3nm to Tblisi Reservoir
    WP 2 - SW shore of Tblisi Reservoir | Past Gino Paradise (Resort and water park) | To Nakhalolvka Beach
    WP 3 - White Lake (Didi Tba)
    WP 4 - Tblisi Mall
    WP 5 - S along the highway to the Mitkvari River
    WP 6 - Follow the river to Tblisi Circus (round building on the right river bank)
    Lochini Airport - Fly 7 nm ESE along the river or across the CBD
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  • Tblisi Heights
  • Georgia  Georgia
  • location_cityTblisi
  • flight_takeoffLochini UGTB to Lochini UGTB
  • directions56 nm
  • Get two perspectives on Georgia's capital Tblisi, as you fly along the towering ridge to the north and return at ground level along the Mtkvari River.
  • WP 1 - NE Climb to 3,500 ft at the plateau
    WP 2 - Large irrigated fields
    WP 3 - Climb to 6,000 ft and follow the ridge W for 8.7 nm
    WP 4 - Descend into the valley for 9 nm
    WP 5 - Large irrigated fields (just before Nataxtari Airfield) | Follow the Mtkvari River south
    WP 6 - Alt 2,000 ft | River junction | Follow the Mtkvari River
    WP 7 - Tblisi Circus (Round building on the right river bank) | Follow the Mtkvari River
    WP 8 - Follow the Mtkvari River to the end of the ridge on the right
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  • Brandenburg Concerto
  • Germany  Germany
  • location_cityBerlin
  • flight_takeoffSchonefeld EDDB to Schonefeld EDDB
  • directions36 nm
  • This short and simple route will require many reflights in order to spot all the historical landmarks. The plan follows a river NW for 11nm and then W along a main road for about 8 nm. The title refers to the physical monument which is the Brandenburg Gate, with a nod to the towering musical edifice which comprise the six Brandenburg Concertos by J.S Bach, German composer (1685-1750) who is arguably the most important composer in western music.
  • WP 1 - Fly RWY HDG 070 3.5nm to island on the Dahme River
    WP 2 - Follow the river NNW to bridges at Kopenick
    WP 3 - Follow the river to the Soviet War Memorial, on the left bank
    WP 4 - Follow the river | Pass Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm Berlin, the tallest structure) on the right bank
    WP 5 - Follow Bundestrasse for 5nm | Brandenburg Gate is just before the trees | Olympic Stadium is on the right | Turn right just before it and fly a counter-clockwise circle around the stadium
    WP 6 - Roll out about HDG 120 | Hotel Steglitz International Berlin is the tallest building, about 4.5 nm | Continue to Schonefeld Airport
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  • Frankfurt, in the Main
  • Germany  Germany
  • location_cityFrankfurt
  • flight_takeoffFrankfurt Main EDDF to Frankfurt Main EDDF
  • directions25 nm
  • Follow the Main River through the centre of Frankfurt.
  • WP 1 - Bridge (Niederrader on the Main) | Follow the river:
    WP 2 - Church (St. Leonhard, gothic)
    WP 3 - River bend, turn NNW
    WP 4 - Bridge, turn WNW
    WP 5 - Telecom Tower
    WP 6 - Frankfurt CBD | MesseTurm (office tower with pyramidal roof)-
    WP 7 - Bridge at Hochst (Leunabrucke on the Main)
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  • Palatial Munich
  • Germany  Germany
  • location_cityMunich
  • flight_takeoffMunich EDDM to Munich EDDM
  • directions38 nm
  • This well rounded trip encompasses everything from academic, to manufacturing and athletic facilities as well as two historically significant palaces.
  • WP 1 - S for 5 nm S along the Isar River to the university (Technische Universitat Munchen Garching)
    WP 2 - Schleissheim Palace (and grounds, just north of Oberschleisshm Airport | Fly W for 2nm along the grounds
    WP 3 - Test track (MAN Truck test and manufacturing)
    WP 4 - Intersection
    WP 5 - Nymphenburg Palace (and grounds) | Fly E for 2nm along the grounds
    WP 6 - Stadium (Olympic Tower, stadium and facilities)
    WP 7 - Stadium (Allianz Arena)
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  • Acropolis Now
  • Greece  Greece
  • location_cityAthens
  • flight_takeoffHellinikon LGAT to Hellinikon LGAT
  • directions38 nm
  • Visit the cradle of Western Democracy in sunny Athens.
  • WP 1 - Follow the shoreline NW | Turn right, follow the shoreline NNE
    WP 2 - NE into the valley
    WP 3 - NNE, keep the hills on your left and that will aim you towards Tatoi Airbase (LGTT)
    WP 4 - Tatoi Airbase | Execute a 135 degree right hand turn over the base
    WP 5 - Olympic Centre near Filothei Hill
    WP 6 - Acropolis, Parthenon, Theatre of Dionysius
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  • Cephalonian Idyll
  • Greece  Greece
  • location_cityCephalonia
  • flight_takeoffKefallinia LGKF to Kefallinia LGKF
  • directions47 nm
  • Explore the dramatic coastline of Cephalonia, one of the largest Greek islands, SW of the mainland. Cephalopoda are the class of molluscs which include squid and octopus, delicacies famous in Greek cuisine.
  • WP 1 - Across the bay to Farsa
    WP 2 - Windfarms | 90 deg right
    WP 3 - Along the valley to Tzanata | 90 deg left at or before the twin lakes and fly through the gap
    WP 4 - Coastal town of Poros | 90 deg right
    WP 5 - Follow the coast | 3 nm
    WP 6 - Follow the coast | 4 nm
    WP 7 - Follow the coast | 13 nm
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  • Ioannina to Pournari Dam
  • Greece  Greece
  • location_cityIoannina
  • flight_takeoffIoannina LGIO to Ioannina LGIO
  • directions78 nm
  • Explore the rugged terrain to the south of Ioannina, in central west Greece.
  • WP 1 - Bridge | Enter the valley and follow the river
    WP 2 - Bridge | follow the river
    WP 3 - Pournari Dam
    WP 4 - Enter the valley at Thesprotiko
    WP 5 - Veer left
    WP 6 - Toupia | Intersection with Egnatia Highway
    WP 7 - Ioannina
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  • Budapest, East of the Danube
  • Hungary  Hungary
  • location_cityBudapest
  • flight_takeoffFerihegy LHBP to Ferihegy LHBP
  • directions40 nm
  • Fly past the Hungarian Parliament Building (Orszaghaz), set on the banks of the beautiful Blue Danube River, running North to South through Budapest.
  • WP 1 - Racetrack (Kincsem Park)
    WP 2 - Park / Museum (Varosliget)
    WP 3 - Megyeri Bridge | Follow the river
    WP 4 - Margitz Bridge | Hungarian Parliament Building is 0.5nm on the left | Follow the river
    WP 5 - Mahart Container Centre
    WP 6 - Kavicsos Lake and islands (luxury waterside residential)
    WP 7 - Follow the highway 6nm to the clover leaf intersection with 5 lakes on the left
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  • Land of the Ice and Snow
  • Iceland  Iceland
  • location_cityReykjavik
  • flight_takeoffReykjavik BIRK to Reykjavik BIRK
  • directions17 nm
  • Notable features: Hallgrimskirkja: Christian cathedral with architecture referencing traditional Icelandic design. Perlan is a museum / restaurant with a rotating glass dome that stands on top of Oskjuhlia Hill, 0.3nm W of the airport.
  • WP 1 - Coastal town: Holmatun | Follow the coastline to WP2
    WP 2 - Harbour: Sudurhofn
    WP 3 - Lake: Ellidavatn, S end
    WP 4 - Lake: Raudavatn, SE corner
    WP 5 - Cathedral: Hallgrimskirkja, 0.3nm N of the airport
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  • Blue Lagoon
  • Iceland  Iceland
  • location_cityKeflavik
  • flight_takeoffKeflavik BIKF to Keflavik BIKF
  • directions54 nm
  • Blue Lagoon, Iceland, is a popular spa destination featuring an outdoor lagoon with mineral-rich waters in a lava field, and next to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant.
  • WP 1 - Spa: Blue Lagoon
    WP 2 - Coastal town: Grindavik Harbour
    WP 3 - Lake: Kleifarvatan (S end)
    WP 4 - Lake: Kleifarvatan (N end)
    WP 5 - Hill: Keilir (360m)
    WP 6 - Coastal town: Keflavik Harbour
    WP 7 - Coastal town: Garour
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  • Dublin North
  • Ireland  Ireland
  • location_cityDublin
  • flight_takeoffDublin EIDW to Dublin EIDW
  • directions32 nm
  • Follow the River Liffey through the centre of Dublin then follow the gorgeous coastlines on the north side. Dublin Castle is 1.6nm after WP 1 and on the right, near Christ Church Cathedral. It's quite difficult to spot on a fly-by as Dublin centre is densely packed with interesting buildings.
  • WP 1 - The Magazine Fort | Follow the river E
    WP 2 - Dublin Port | Follow the coastline
    WP 3 - Baily Lighthouse on Howth (generic structure) | Follow the coastline
    WP 4 - Sutton Golf Club | Follow the coastline N
    WP 5 - Entrance to Rogerstown Estuary
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  • Fire and Fun: Mount Vesuvius to The Isle of Capri
  • Italy  Italy
  • location_cityNaples
  • flight_takeoffCapodichino LIRN to Capodichino LIRN
  • directions70 nm
  • Fly over Mt. Vesuvius, past Pompei and along the spectacular coast to the sunny island of Capri. Vesuvius is 4,200 ft at the summit, so plan your ascent according to your aircraft performance.
  • WP 1 - Volcano: Mt. Vesuvius 4200 ft
    WP 2 - Stadium: Ampitheatre of Pompeii (quite difficult to see, dark green in colour)
    WP 3 - Coast: Descend into the ravine just E of Praiano | Follow the coast OR head directly to the far end of the Isle of Capri.
    WP 4 - Island: Capri | Fly clockwise around the island
    WP 5 - Port: Porto di Castellmmare
    WP 6 - Port: Naples
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  • All Roads Lead To...
  • Italy  Italy
  • location_cityRome
  • flight_takeoffFiumicino LIRF to Fiumicino LIRF
  • directions28 nm
  • Rome, of course. Seat of the Holy Roman Empire. If you get permission to loiter in the airspace radiating 3 nm SE from St. Peter's Basilica, you may be able to spot the Pantheon, Colosseum, Circus Maximus and many majestic basilica.
  • WP 1 - Golf Club: Parco de Medici
    WP 2 - Lake and circular building (Pallazo dello Sport-Roma)
    WP 3 - Sculpture over a bridge (Ponte Settimia Spizzichino)
    WP 4 - Colosseum
    WP 5 - St. Peter's Basilica
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