or something http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20734048
Planes in Spain land badly in the main....
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That's for vegetarians.
Try flying across Patagonia - the stewardesses have rally-style seatbelts tightened very firmly, and give you a cold stare if you even think of suggesting coffee. 2 hours of 1000 ft drops and rapid ascents, plane twisting unpredictably left & right, spoilt only by the wafts of projectile vomiting. Beautiful.
Is Patagonia in the EU yet ?
Sounds like a great place to send our asylum seekers to !
Quite right Sinnick, Jose Spanish doesn't know the half of it. Try coming down over the mountain into Cienfeugos, South Cuba. You hit the runway sideways with nothing on the clock but the maker's name. On take-off the stewardess gives you a sweet and a plastic cup of water to distract you from looking at the rusty bolts holding your chair onto the uncarpeted floor.
Or landing at Mérida, Venezuela at >5000 ft. The airfield is next to the city centre, at a significant upward incline (for an airfield), with a large mountain at the end of the runway. The landing speed is around 250 mph, and you know the pilot doesn't have much choice about a 2nd attempt. You can look in the shop windows as you land, to take you mind off things, or watch the chickens in the overhead lockers.
But, for me, the scariest landing was at Roma en route to Africa. The stewardess oddly asked that all windows be closed while waiting for a fuel top up. So I peeked. There were some 1000 litres of fuel spilled under the plane, with many fire appliances spreading foam. Shouldn't have peeked, really.
Ascension island has the atlantic at the end of the runway with a bit of a drop. The first time I was on Timmy Tristar taking off the pilot banked gleefully pointing out the sharks circling right at the end of the runway. Not that they got much trade I'm sure.
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