06/10/2014

On Whit Monday an interesting Netjets flight

Last Monday, an Embraer Phenom 300 jet aircraft operated by NetJets called in at a very small airfield. The pilot had some work!


Most jet aircraft seen in Geneva either come from or go to a relatively large airport with a proper air traffic control tower and proper facilities. However, in one interesting departure last Monday, 9 June (Whitsuntide Monday), a NetJets twin jet Embraer Phenom 300, going from Geneva to Malaga, appears to have called in at the tiny aérodrome de Chalon-Campforgeuil in Farges-Lès-Chalon, not far from Chalon-sur-Saône.

2014-06-09_NetJets.JPGThe runway there seems to be almost exactly a kilometre long, but there are no obvious signs of how the air traffic control is operated.

The specifications for the aircraft in question suggest that it requires about 950 metres to take off: rather less to land. As such, one can suggest that the pilot would have to be fairly proficient, and would probably have used reverse thrust to land and full power to take off again. However, there are clearly not too many people who would have been around to complain about the noise!

As for why it went there, your guess is as good as mine. Maybe a pick your own strawberry field next to the airfield, just like in Geneva?

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