Takeoff and departure
Parked in front of Terminal 2E.
De Gaulle’s south terminals 2A and 2C.
Part of Terminal 2E, mostly used by Air France, collapsed in 2004.
Ready for pushback.
Aligned on the taxiway.
Passing next to Terminal 2A.
Air Canada departing from runway 08L.
Morning rush hour.
Holding at runway 08L.
Manual FLEX, SRS, runway, autothrust blue.
Rotate. Croatia Airlines A320 entering the runway.
Turning towards Paris.
Climbing over Paris.
Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.
Orly Airport in the distance.
The French landscape.
The Spanish airspace over Santiago de Compostela.
Approaching Madeira while overflying Porto Santo.
Switching to HF radio.
The vastness of the Atlantic.
Just a few clouds.
Approaching top of descent.
The Caribbean arrival.
Arrival and landing
Descending over St Maarten.
Aligning with the runway.
Runway in sight. Auto-pilot off.
Over the fence.
The most famous spotters.
Blasting the spotters.
Air France 488 taxi to the end of the runway and backtrack.
Rolling down the runway.
The main terminal building.
Parking brake on.
- 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