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Barcelona–El Prat Airport

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Barcelona - El Prat Airport (Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat)
Overview-lebl.jpg
IATA: BCN ICAO: LEBL
Type Public
Owner ENAIRE
City Barcelona, Spain
website
Runways
Runway Length Material
07L/25R 3552 m Asphalt
07R/25L 2660 m Asphalt
02/20 2528 m Asphalt
A view of the terminal of Barcelona - El Prat with a runway in the foreground
The tower of Barcelona with one of the two terminals in the background
Top-down view of Barcelona-El Prat

Barcelona–El Prat Airport (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL), simply known as Barcelona Airport, is an international airport located 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of the centre of Barcelona, Spain, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, and Sant Boi. In FlightGear, the airport as well as the city is well-developed with a range of custom scenery building models.

In 2016, as part of the FlightGear Versioning Scheme based on Airports, it was voted to be the default airport for FlightGear 2016.2.

Runways

Barcelona Airport has three runways, of which two (07R/25L and 07L/25R) are parallel while the other one crosses them (02/20).

Terminals

The airport of Barcelona has two terminals; the latest (Terminal 1) was opened in 2009. Terminal 2 is divided into three connected sections. Both terminals serve international and domestic flights.

City of Barcelona

The city of Barcelona
The "Castell de Montjuic"  
Overview over Barcelona with the "Montjuic"(hill) in the foreground  
LEBL at dawn with the city of Barcelona in the background  
In-sim screenshots of the city of Barcelona in FlightGear.

Feel free to add your own screenshots of Barcelona!

Suggested Flights

Majorca/Mallorca

Majorca or Mallorca is a beautiful island to the south-south-east of Barcelona, in the Mediterranean sea. It is situated between Minorca and Ibiza, which, along with Mallorca, form the Balearic Islands. While the southern part is rather flat and boring, the north-western part has a great mountainous scenery with mountains up to 1445 meters (Puig Major). Take your favourite mid-class airliner like the A320(neo)-family, the 737-series or the E-Jet-Family. Start at Barcelona and taxi to the preferred runway. When at a safe altitude, turn to 164° and head directly to Mallorca while climbing to the cruise altitude. If the wind is coming from the right direction, you have the luck to get the approach from the north-east to runway 24 and you can see the great mountains on your right while landing. If not, well, then you'll see them while departing ;)

Flight to Mallorca(Majorca)
Barcelona Tower, Europa 342 ready for takeoff  
Rotate!  
Right after takeoff, you will have a great view over the mountains next to Barcelona  
Turning direct LEPA  
Cruise  
Approaching the ILS/glideslope of LEBL 24R  
Intercepting localizer  
A great view over Mallorca's north-west, short before landing  
The Airport  
The Airport (2)  
Touchdown at LEPA  
Parked at gate. You can see again the mountains in the background.  

You know another good flight around LEBL? Write it into this article!

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