Finally got myself on one of these old birds before their retirement which I've heard is going to begin taking form at the end of summer 2013!
Really nice aircraft actually, the interior looked very clean & quite modern!
The arrival at Palma was rather exciting. The pilot explained that it was "rush hour" at PMI with it being the busiest time of day & year, so we were put into the hold for a while. We then landed quite slowly & rather firmly onto RWY06L and with very hard braking the aircraft came to stop very quickly and we vacated the runway extremely fast. However our pilots efforts were in vein & the TUI 737 which was following us in was forced to go around!
Flight No.: ZB532
Aircraft: Airbus A300B4-605R
Engine Type: General Electric CF6-80C2A5
Departure Time: 07:00, actual 07:15 (approx.)
Arrival Time: 10:30, actual 10:45 (approx.)
Flight Duration: 2 hours 30mins (approx.)
Cruising Alt: 35,000ft, FL350
Departure Runway: RWY23L
Arrival Runway: RWY06L
Great flying on the only remaining European carrier to still fly the A300 in passenger operations!
Check out my return flight video on a Ryanair 737 back to East Midlands!
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