Takeoff and departure

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Parked in front of Terminal 2E.

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De Gaulle’s south terminals 2A and 2C.

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Part of Terminal 2E, mostly used by Air France, collapsed in 2004.

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Ready for pushback.

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Aligned on the taxiway.

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Passing next to Terminal 2A.

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Air Canada departing from runway 08L.

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Morning rush hour.

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Holding at runway 08L.

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Manual FLEX, SRS, runway, autothrust blue.

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Rotate. Croatia Airlines A320 entering the runway.

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Gear up.

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Turning towards Paris.

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Climbing over Paris.

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Paris downtown.

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Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

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Orly Airport in the distance.

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The French landscape.

En route

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The Spanish airspace over Santiago de Compostela.

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Approaching Madeira while overflying Porto Santo.

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Switching to HF radio.

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The vastness of the Atlantic.

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Just a few clouds.

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Approaching top of descent.

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Flaps 1.

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The Caribbean arrival.

Arrival and landing

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Descending over St Maarten.

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Gear down.

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Aligning with the runway.

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Runway in sight. Auto-pilot off.

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Approaching low.

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Short final.

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Over the fence.

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Touching down.

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The most famous spotters.

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Blasting the spotters.

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Braking.

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Air France 488 taxi to the end of the runway and backtrack.

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Backtracking.

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Rolling down the runway.

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The main terminal building.

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Parking brake on.

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Impressum

  • Project Open Sky A340 / PSS A340 panel
  • Mega Airport Paris CDG by Aerosoft
  • Paris – Ile de France VFR by France VFR
  • Princess Juliana TNCM by Delblond Christian