Off the top of my head; Foula Airport, Sanday, Stronsay, Fair Isle, Papa Stour, Whalsay, Westray Airport, Eday Airport, and North Ronaldsay. I'm not some swat on Scottish airport surfaces, some may in fact be hardcore not gravel, I'm just planning a trip up around the far North of Scotland and hope to take in as many of these places as possible.
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6588 times:
Quoting mozart (Thread starter): I have come across pictures and reports of some 737-200 with gravel kits, both in Alaska and Northern Canada.
If memory correct, AS removed the gravel kits from their 732 combis some time before they were retired as the only airport they had been serving in Alaska with a gravel runway had been paved. There are still many airports with gravel runways in northern Canada. In fact, only a minority of airports with scheduled service in that remote part of Canada have paved runways.
The 732 combis in Canada also serve many privately-operated gravel airstrips serving mines etc. to shuttle crews and equipment to those locations. Not sure what those operators will do when those aircraft that have had decades of that type of service finally have to be retired. There really isn't any other aircraft with the same capabilities, and 737s with CFM engines can't be equipped for gravel operations.