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    Default Landing at Pico (LPPI)

    In this series a TAP Air Portugal A320 is landing at Aeroporto do Pico (LPPI) on the Island of Pico in the scenic and beautiful Azores Islands in the east central Atlantic Ocean.

    Pico is famous for its cone shaped volcanic peak - "Ponte do Pico" - rising 7750 feet above the rest of the island. Although Pico is 1000 miles from mainland Portugal out in the Atlantic Ocean because the Azores are a part of Portugal Ponte do Pico is listed as the highest mountain in Portugal.

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    On approach to Runway 27 at LPPI with the mountain to our left and the neighboring island of Faial visible in the distance ahead.

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    Lined up on the runway. At 5725 feet Runway 27 is relatively short but well within the 4500 foot distance our A320 needs to land. [Extra bonus tip of the Captains' hat to whoever can say what question we should be asking after reading these facts ]

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    Final, touch down, and rollout with spoilers and reversers. Welcome to Pico!

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    Last edited by BillD22; 03-04-2021 at 10:31 PM.

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    Outstanding flight and captures Bill, nice work!

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    Nice shots of the pretty TAP livery Bill. You may be able to land, but how are you going to get the A320 back in the air from that runway?
    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMLW View Post
    Nice shots of the pretty TAP livery Bill. You may be able to land, but how are you going to get the A320 back in the air from that runway?
    Thanks Larry & Adam - and a tip of the Captain's hat Larry. We may be in for a long stay on Pico! TAP flies there but I don't think its in A320s.

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    Great shots Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!

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