debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2771 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3601 times:
In the past, the master of these landings was debonair (see my user-name). We used to fly to the shortest runway available- unfrotunately, most airports have extended their runways now a days.
The most difficult were Pontoise - Cormeilles-en-Vexin, Mönchengladbach (1440m) and Perugia San Egidio Airport.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12094 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3571 times:
Caticlan in the Philippines must be about the shortest, if not the shortest, at 810m. Asian Spirit flew the BAe 146-100 between there and Manilla for a bit; the type couldn't land when the runway at Caticlan was wet and it could only take 56 passengers tops. The seats not needed were removed to save weight and pax could only carry 10kg of hold luggage plus a small hand bag. I was lucky enough to fly it and the take off was one hell of an experience.
[Edited 2011-12-24 16:29:49]
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
SRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 1007 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3506 times:
RC (Atlantic, Faroe Islands) fly their BAe146 into RKV rwy31/13 instead of rwy1/19 from time to time. It's just around 1200m and the approach is all over sea, there are maybe 30-40 meters from the sea to the runway end. (I practice football on a football pitch between the coast and the airport in the summer, great seeing various planes come 20ft over your head! Saw some Gulfstreams, the RC BAe and of course NY DH8s and F50s there last summer.) 31, on the other hand, is just ahead of a hill called Oskjuhlid and the approach is really steep, so that gives you less runway to use.
Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757 with full thrust!
dc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2321 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3499 times:
Vagar Airport in the Faroe Islands was 1250m long according to wikipedia. Regularly sees Avros.... It seems the runway has completed the lengthening process, but Avros operated even on the shorter runway.
LCY used to be 1080m, but the Avro never operated on the shorter runway since Avro production started when LCY's runway was lengthened. 146s maybe but I'd guess not... of course I don't know first hand.
Vagar was my first thought... But there's some other places with short runways no doubt.