Taking-off and landing: Congonhas airport

April 16, 2008 | By More

On our last trip from Congonhas airport, in São Paulo, we were lucky enough to take off on the direction of the Moema neighbourhood, where a high concentration of high-rises is found. On the approach route, we also went through the same neighbourhood. With my compact digital camera I shot two videos of both the take-off and the landing stages. As you will be able to tell, the aircraft shook quite a bit – it was cloudy and with gusts of wind.

Bear in mind Congonhas airport is a bit of an anomaly. An incredibly busy airport bang in the middle of a heavily built city, as you will be able to see on the satellite image:

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The first video shows the first seconds after taking-off from Congonhas on a north-west direction (depending on the time of the day the video might take a while to load; load it first, watch it then):

despegando de Congonhas from tony galvez on Vimeo.

The second video shows the final approach to Congonhas, when it feels as if the airplane wing could be touching at any moment the roofs of the skyscrappers.

aterrizando en Congonhas from tony galvez on Vimeo.


Category: Destination: São Paulo, transportation, Videos

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