Khartoum, Sudan 2003-01-26
We arrived on short final for runway 36 at KRT on a sunny January day. Todays flight was QR520 and we had started off from DOH, Doha in Qatar.
At 12:19 z we touched down and applied brakes. After backtracking we turned to our parking position on the apron.
We were assigned a parking in the north part of the field. This is a overview of the airport from GoogleEarth:
First thing I see as we leave the active runway is an Antonov 24B parked to our right. I asked the first officer to lean forward a bit so I could take the shot.
I walked out onto the forward stair and had a look around. Lots of activities all over the field. Many aircraft parked on the far southern side of the apron.
Looked interesting. At many airports I usually take a stroll around the aircraft with my camera capturing what’s around us. But not here. This wasn’t the place…
Stops at interesting airports are always too short, and we were now ready to leave again. Our A320 A7-ABS from Qatar Airways was powering up the engines again and I strapped myself in and made the jumpseat comfortable again. QR521 was cleared to taxi and I asked the Captain and the First Officer to open their windows so I could shoot some while we taxied to our holding point at runway 36.
Takeoff power and we”re off. 13:20z we were airborn again.