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Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

Read the full Article.

For a very special outing take an amazing flight in a Cessna C177 plane with 4 seats (the pilot and up to 3 passengers), high wings, a steeply raked windshield, and the possibility to fly with the right window open. This plane is therefore ideal for sightseeing tours because it gives you unobstructed views & the perfect platform for aerial photos so don’t forget to bring your camera with you.

To take this flight you must be a member of the Aeroclub of Chania. We will arrange this for you so that all you need to do is fill out a simple application form just before taking the flight.

*** I am usually scared of flying but I can highly recommend this aerial tour because I found it to be a fantastic experience that was not only exhilarating but also peaceful and relaxing - and not even a little bit frightening so I will definitely be going up again.

The specifications for the Cessna C177 are as follows:

• Crew: one pilot

• Capacity: three passengers

• Length: 27 ft 8 in (8.44 m)

• Wingspan: 35 ft 6 in (10.82 m)

• Height: 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m)

• Wing area: 174 ft² (16.2 m²)

• Empty weight: 1,495 lb (680 kg)

• Max. takeoff weight: 2,500 lb (1,100 kg)

• Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360-A1F6D flat-4 engine, 180 hp (135 kW)

• Maximum speed: 136 knots (157 mph, 250 km/h)

• Cruise speed: 124 knots (143 mph, 230 km/h)

• Range: 604 nm (695 mi, 1,120 km)

• Service ceiling: 14,600 ft (4,450 m)

• Rate of climb: 840 ft/min (4.27m/s)

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