Getting ready to depart from Albenga - a bit of a tight squeeze in the parking lot lol!
A small amount of careful handling and we are taxiing out.
Up and away from mainland Italy.
All cleaned up..landing lights off and will be retracted soon.
View of Corsica and, possibly, Sardinia in the distance.
Thought this picture looked good with the lighting etc.. Mind you the Avanti looks good whenever you can see her :)
Still good for VFR in the moonlight..
Would I do this with a $7 million dollar toy which didn't belong to me? Probably not, but G-SLIK is mine and I wanted to check out the radalt. Working fine! (FSX NOTAM the radalt display is in the bottom right hand corner of the primary flight display.
With the Sicilian coast coming up fast I traded airspeed for altitude to get configured for approaching Vincenzo Florio Trapani Birgi Airport.
Lined up for 31L, a little high, but dealing with it;)
I was directed to taxi over to the military part of the airport for some reason (did someone see me disappear from radar for a little while?? I think I'd cancelled flight following prior to going low level, but who is to say if the military might have still tracked the Avanti?)
Cheers! & I'll get some daylight screenies posted soon :)