60. Gibraltar LXGB to Carcassonne France LFMK 11.07.2009 - 665 NM - 4:22Hrs.

Round the World Flight with HB-PON 2008/09
Rolf Martin FRIEDEN & Manfred Melloh
Sat 11 Jul 2009 19:22

60. Gibraltar LXGB to Carcassonne France LFMK 11.07.2009 - 665 NM - 4:22Hrs.

“43:13.0N  002:18.6E"

On our one day visit to Gibraltar, we took the opportunity to visit the
history prawn Rock with its fortifications, Downtown Gibraltar and the Marina area.

A short, but a very interesting and worth while stop over.

On our way north east to our second last stop in Carcassonne located in southern
France, we had to make a short technical stop at Almeria on the Spanish South Coast, to
pick up some fuel.

Sunday morning, before our flight home, we spent some time to see the historic
old town.

Here some impressions:

On decent to Gibraltar

On finals.
The main road from Spain across to Gibraltar crosses the middle of the runway!
All traffic is stopped, while aircrafts are approaching for landing and take offs.

Inhabitants on the Rock

The modern world

Visit at Gibraltar's Royal Airforce  Approach Control  Centre

On the ramp with the Rock in the background

Carcassonne in South Western France with its historic old town on the hill

On finals

The Fortification