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|Name||Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofia|
|Location||Granadilla de Abona|
63.703201 m209 ft
|Coordinates||28° 2' 44" N, 16° 34' 24" W|
| All Airports
|GCFV, GCGM, GCHI, GCLA, GCLP, GCRR, GCTS, GCXO|
|Date/Time||20 August 2014 04:30:00|
|Wind speed||10 kts|
|Tag(s)|| Low Level Turbulence|
Tenerife Sur Airport
ICAO: GCTS IATA: TFS
International airport serving the island of Tenerife.
Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).
Flight Safety Considerations
- Low Level Turbulence, which may be associated with a frontal surface, with thunderstorms or convective clouds, with microbursts, or with the surrounding terrain, is particularly hazardous to aircraft departing or arriving at an aerodrome.
- Volcanic Ash, encounter can result in engine damage and malfunction
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of GCTS
None on SKYbrary
See discussion threads concerning this airport on the SKYbrary Before you Fly There... Forum: