OyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 51624 times:
This will be interesting. We have many runways here that are less than 1200 meters. Could not find any exact numbers, but I belive that the runways operated by Wideroe in Norway should be among some of the shortest runways in the World
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Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3029 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 51572 times:
Japan had a few 800m runways for DH6s but these have gone the way of history books for now.
Somewhere I read that Saba Island has an extremely short runway that DH6 pilots have to certified to fly into it.
Another interesting runway is St. Barts too.
Reimar From Austria, joined Jan 2000, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 50990 times:
Paros (PAS) in Greece sees a double-daily service of OA DHC-8. Runway length is 2300ft. Milos (MLO) 2600ft, is also served double daily by OA DHC-8. Naxos (JNX) has a runway lenght of 2900ft and is served by OA ATR42 daily. The touroperator I work for operates charterflights every season into Naxos from GRZ and KLU with an Austrian Arrows DHC-8-300Q with up to 50 pax on board (fuel stop at Lemnos). During the highseason we occasionally face weight problems, so luggage had to be offloaded once ore twice..I guess these 3 runways are one of the shortest in Europe..more information about runway lengths etc. on http://www.aircraft-charter-world.com/airports
Philb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 50857 times:
The car park at Connaught is certainly bigger than the ramp!
I've done the Connaught-Inishmore run, about 6 minutes in an Islander at 750 feet. Beats over 50 minutes on the boat.
The Inishmore runway feels extremely short in the wet. I've been in and out of some short and very unrefined airfields on scheduled services but these, almost in my own back yard, take some beating for being primitive.
St. Bart's runway is so unique, and you need a special permit to land there. Since it was so easy to see the entire runway length, I took a few pics of it when I was there last week, but didn't stick long enough to see a plane land or take-off.
NateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 48418 times:
Quoting TIA (Reply 21): St. Bart's runway is so unique, and you need a special permit to land there. Since it was so easy to see the entire runway length, I took a few pics of it when I was there last week, but didn't stick long enough to see a plane land or take-off.
When were you there?
I was in St. Barths from the 11th to the 18th. Great place. I didn't spend much time spotting (10min or so), but I uploaded some pics to the database, I hope they are accepted.
While waiting to fly back to SXM on the 18th, we saw a Winair Twin Otter land and turn off the runway at the final turnoff. Pretty damn impressive at SBH.