Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A beach for an airport runway, perhaps the only one in the world... only available at low tide, and only Loganair uses this remote Scottish island airport

as always (so annoying) skip the first minute

Barra Airport is located on an island in Scotland, and it is the only known place in the world where a beach acts as a runway.

At this airport, flight times vary according to the tides. At high tide take-offs and landings are simply impossible.

But fortunately Loganair serves the island from Glasgow. For its two daily rotations, the Scottish regional airline uses  De Havilland Twin Otter aircraft.

Last year, Barra airport welcomed 13,500 passengers in total and was ranked the fourth airport in the world having the best approach according to the study for booking private planes.

 A landing with sea view is a beautiful thing, and rarely this close to an airport


Loganair is also remarkable for another flight... the shortest airline flight in the world, shorter than the length of the runway at Edinburough Scotland.

Flights between the islands of Westray and Papa Westray total distance is 1.7 miles, and Pilot Stuart Linklater flew the short hop a record more than 12,000 times, more than any other pilot, before he retired in 2013. Linklater set the record for the fastest flight between the islands at 53 seconds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westray_to_Papa_Westray_flight  Thanks David!

No comments:

Post a Comment