Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm Off to Baguio City... I'll be Back in a Jiffy!

It's raining in the middle of summer? Well, it must be a global warming thing. I hope the weather will be better in the next 3 days (at least in Baguio) as I am very excited to ride a small turbopropeller Asian Spirit aircraft on our way back home. Normally it is just a 6-hr. drive from Manila but why did I chose to take an airplane back to Manila? It's simple, I'm just fascinated with small planes. Yup, I prefer to ride small propeller-driven planes than a Boeing 747 or Airbus A340. I think it would be my 6th or 7th time in Baguio so I am not that excited in what to see, eat and do there. I'm more excited to return in Manila in a turboprop.

I read from aviation enthusiasts that it's so much thrilling to land and takeoff at the Loakan Airport because of the views including the fear of going down a cliff at the end of the runway. Loakan Airport in Baguio is the country's highest airport with an elevation of 1,296 meters above sea level. The runway is short that Airbus A319 or A320 of other airlines cannot land there and because of visibility limitations the airport can only accommodate morning flights as it becomes foggy in the afternoon.

In line with my love of turboprop planes I also bought a roundtrip Asian Spirit ticket to Boracay for next month and I deliberately chose their 1-hr. flight using old Dash-7 aircraft rather than a quicker 35-min. flight using a jet plane.


Ary said...

ang tamad mo talagang sumakay ng bus! baguio na nga lang e..anyways, ung ube jam..gaya ni che!

kegler747 said...

@ Ary: I just want to try it, moreover I said that I'm fascinated with small planes.

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