M.R.F. - Meteorological Research Fleet

Flight training >> Flores, Azores

On 17th December 2022 we made another flight training above Azores, again above the islands Ilha das Flores and Corvo. We departed from Flores Airport (LPFL) and practiced again several flight maneuvers to simulate severve weather effect for our research flights. For example we practiced accelerated climb and decline, roll maneuvers and also flight close to the water surface. Also we made several touch and go landings at Flores Airport but also at Corvo Airport (LPCR). Wind gusts around 60 km/h for landing and departing as well as wind gusts about 100 km/h at higher altitude, was another element to deal with. The mountains of the Ilha das Flores offered again great conditions for practicing to fly with very gusty wind. Later there appeared kind of dense fog around the Ilha das Flores, so that we decided to stop the partly high speed maneuvers for safety reasons and and to make the final landing.


Here you can see some photos of the training and the flight route with altitudes: