If you wish to contribute or participate in the discussions about articles you are invited to join SKYbrary as a registered user

GCTS

From SKYbrary Wiki

Revision as of 16:59, 28 November 2011 by John.Barrass (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
Airport
Code GCTS
Name Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofia
Region Europe
Territory Canary Islands ES.gif
Location Granadilla de Abona
Elevation

63.703201 m209 ft

Coordinates 28° 2' 44" N, 16° 34' 24" W
All Airports
in GC
GCFV, GCGM, GCHI, GCLA, GCLP, GCRR, GCTS, GCXO
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface
8/26 3200 m10,498.688 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP


METAR
Observation GCTS 172330Z VRB01KT 9999 FEW025 24/19 Q1015 NOSIG
Station Tenerife Sur
Elevation 72 metres
Date/Time 17 September 2014 23:30:00
Wind direction °
Wind speed 01 kts
Clouds few clouds
Clouds code FEW
Temperature 24°C
Dew point 19°C
Humidity 73%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a


WX
Tag(s) Low Level Turbulence
Volcanic Ash

Tenerife Sur Airport

ICAO: GCTS IATA: TFS

Description

International airport serving the island of Tenerife.

Climatology

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).

Maps

Terrain

Loading map...

Airport Layout

Loading map...


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

Forum

See discussion threads concerning this airport on the SKYbrary Before you Fly There... Forum:

Personal tools