Sunday 23 October 2011

Flight from Vienna to WA Mozart Airport

DASH 800 of Austrian Airways
DASH -800  Austrian Arrows
The aircraft taking us to Salzburg was Dash 800 a twin engine turbo prop and the passengers could all it into one  bus.  After flying in jets the propeller driven aircraft did not inspire much confidence but there was no choice. The engines started one by one with lot of fluttering noise and soon the plane was speeding down the runway. The take off was smooth and slowly the fear of flying in a small aircraft went away even though there was some turbulence in the morning air .

Inside DASH-800
The flight was of 45 minutes duration with flying time of 30 minutes. Shortly after take off the plane headed into the mountains-eastern Alps of Austria which looked magnificent in the rising sun. Off and on we could see some snow capped mountains and we were wondering whether we would be able to reach the snow and touch and feel it. Hot coffee and cold drinks were served quickly before the captain announced that the plane was landing at WA Mozart airport at Salzburg. 
Barely Visible Alps Between Clouds

1 comment:

  1. Too much work, and no vacation,
    Deserves at least a small libation.
    So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses,
    Work's the curse of the drinking classes.