Just found a couple of shots on the web - of the airport. Just would like to see what I have let myself in for. I'm usually ready to get out of the aircraft after 2 hours - that's plenty long enough!!! Gatwick to Corfu 3 hours 10 minutes - Hmmm - could prove interesting - Ha Ha
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I'm afraid you can't link from a personel website that start http://myweb
I've tried it before myself
Message posted by Deedee on 09†July†2004 at 12:43am - IP Logged
try not to worry about it. Kerkyra is a nice airport and the pilots are very experienced. I think you used the appropriate adjective, it is interesting rather than anxiety inducing. How often do you get to land on a runway that looks like a lollipop. Bet the Costas (of Spain) have not got one. Just another way in which Corfu is superior!
just highlite it copy it and put it in the adress bar and hit enter - Done
Message posted by kenthecat on 09†July†2004 at 12:50am - IP Logged
I tried to get the photo from www.web-photos.co.uk/ and paste the picture of the airport with no luck.If anybody wants to see some good photo's of Corfu follow the link.You have go down to the corfu box and then click on another Corfu box that appear's.Sorry Hilary for any mistakes.
Like you, I really do not like flying, 1 hour or 4, all nerve jangling!!!
Just take your time reading in flight mags, people watching and take around 2 hours to eat your meal(even if it is bad!)
Remember as well, you don't have to look out of the window on landing but actually I did last year on my first flight to Corfu and was really surprised how interesting it was!
And keep thinking of the great holiday you are going to have in Corfu
Message posted by sidarigirl on 09†July†2004 at 12:14pm - IP Logged
Just to let you know that if they have a head wind it is less than 3hrs 10m. Pilots to Corfu are very experienced and are trained very well. This time we flew Thomas Cook and hardly knew we had landed.
I too am a nervous flier and wasn't looking forward to the flight or landing in Corfu, but having just returned I can reassure you it was a really good flight with a smooth landing, not what I was expecting. I think if you're that way inclined you tend to work yourself up too much I know I do. Hope you enjoy your holiday.
And to think I spent two and a half years working as a paramedic in the Kent Air Ambulance. My pilot knew I was twitchy and he quite often played on it. I can still see the grin on his face every time he spooked my.
In 3 days time we'd have been in Corfu one and a half hours.
Message posted by steve & donna on 09†July†2004 at 12:42pm - IP Logged
steve & donna
The approach into the arport is amazing, the views are out of this world!
Depending on which way they are bringing air traffic in you fly over the airfield, out to sea, do a BIG u turn then final approach. Watch out for Mouse Island just before landing!
The runway is probably one of the bumpiest ones I've ever come across, after landing there is a dip half way down the runway that feels like you're on a roller coaster!
Get your cameras ready you're gonna need them!
Message posted by neil66 on 09†July†2004 at 12:58pm - IP Logged
If you think that the runway is bad now you should have used it 25 years ago when we first went to Corfu. It was top of the pilots black list. They have done some work to it but due to it being a single runway airport it is very difficult to do much without closing it for weeks. This obviously could be done in the winter from the charter flight point of view but it is of course still used for local flights throughout the year
If you want a steady job you could always get a job as a traffic cop stopping all the traffic everytime a flight takes off from the city end of the runway.
You should try Crete's airport, that landing was scary, VERY scary. The plane came down that heavy that the pilots cabin door flew open,over head storage lockers came open, the plane then bounced back up off the runway then landed AGAIN slightly sideways, forcing the pilot to put the brakes on VERY hard and the reverse thrust at full power. Don't think we have ever had a landing at Corfu's airport as bad as that one, I'm not a nervous flier but the Crete one did rattle me. You do have to do some very tight turns on approach to corfu airport, but the landing is usally fine, the runway is a little bumpy but is better than some.
PS DO NOT use digital cameras when the plane is coming into land, they can play havoc with the onboard electronics, my Minolta dimage actually blocks the signal to my nephews remote control car
Oh NO! Oh NO! I've persuaded myself that I can manage the flight (just) - and now I have to land on a Lollipop!!!!! I hope my pilot hasn't got a hangover - I'd hate to skitter sideways!!!! How deep's the water!!!!?????
Actually, it's the take off and flight I can't stand (every change in engine noise has me gripping the seat!) - but I just LOVE landing.........it sounds as though I won't be disappointed!!!
Message posted by Scoobyz on 10†July†2004 at 1:40pm - IP Logged
Don't worry you do get a life jacket(under your seat) use that just in case.
No seriously enjoy the flight, i remember my fist flight to Ibiza, yes 21 years old and doing the normal thing,memories!!, but I was scared senseless. Just sit back and relax, enjoy the fantastic views from 5 miles up, you don't see that everyday,specially the Alps,Italys coastline even,if its clear,the Thames.These pilots are well trained with refresher courses every 6 months, if they don't pass the course they don't fly the aircraft until they do.
Take a book with you or personal stereo to pass the time, or just go to sleep if it's a late flight.
You know what some people are, they seem to be totally blind to the fact that some electronic products CAN cause problems with the planes systems. You would be amazed to see how many people actually got up to switch off mobiles when they were told that they should be switched off BEFORE the our plane took off.
Theres ALWAYS someone who thinks that they know better, and will break the rules, like mobiles in cars ETC
Message posted by Robin Hood on 10†July†2004 at 8:41pm - IP Logged
what a fantastic shot. How many lives did you use up getting that one? LOL
Message posted by sixpackpieman on 10†July†2004 at 8:51pm - IP Logged
Excellent picture - my brother is now REALLY excited as he's into flight sims and he says that pic beats a flight sim any day! As for me.......I'm quaking already!!!! I have a digicam, but think I will take a disposable camera just for the landing and take-off pics!!!!
Message posted by kenthecat on 10†July†2004 at 10:58pm - IP Logged
Got to hold my hands up!!!Pinched the picture off google.
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Bob and Wendy
Come on you manic depresives,
When you land the most interesting bits (if you happen to be in a window seat with a view) are the hotels to the port side (left) of Benitses and Perama, and the hotels on the starbourd side (yea thats the right) immediately prior to landing. Otherwise its just the same as landing anywhere, all you can see is a rushing partial view of the surroundings , and a look to the front to make sure the cabin crew are relaxed, ( thats the best monitor of the situation)
And the rush of sound (engines in reverse) is a great confortor, because the skipper would not instigate this procedure unless he is totally confident of a successfull landing.
Compared with some Corfu, airport is remarkably safe.
Message posted by grimpeur on 11†July†2004 at 1:00am - IP Logged
You are a fount of information.
Great pics, and a modest appreciation of your ability to find the most obtuse facts about the wonderful island.
Keep them coming.
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