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Worlds Shortest Runway  
User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 48887 times:

Anyone know the Worlds Shortest Commercial Runway.

Rules and Terms:

1. Runway must see atleast 1 commercial per day
2. Tidal Beaches and aircraft carriers don't count.


I'm Think the Isle Of Sky...But I can't find a runway length

  

[Edited 2006-03-27 12:47:28]


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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 48872 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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User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4391 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 48850 times:
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Dubai.
the runways there are 60 meters long...and 4000 meters wide .  Smile



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 48839 times:

Saba - Yrausquin (SAB / TNCS) in the Netherlands Antilles is 1300ft long



http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...=3&prev_id=0723905&next_id=0572418

[Edited 2006-03-27 12:54:32]

User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2946 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 48820 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.


User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 48793 times:

According to the following pic the runway in GZM (Ghawdex, Malta) is just 174 meters long (less than 600 ft.) It has scheduled helicopter services to MLA.

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[Edited 2006-03-27 13:01:37]


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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 48774 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 3):
Saba - Yrausquin (SAB / TNCS) in the Netherlands Antilles is 1300ft long

I agree with this, It is apparently the worlds shortest commercial runway... It has "WinAir" Twin Otters doing Schedules Services to SXM



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User currently offlineFelixZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 226 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 48717 times:

I once flew out of Juist (JUI/EDWJ).
This information states the length as 700m/2300ft.
http://www.airports.de/airport.php?ICAO=EDWJ
In summer they have up to 10 daily flights and in winter up to 5 flights on request.
http://www.reederei-frisia.de/index.php?id=285#533 (in German)
It's a very short flight to the island and back but ship can only operate in high tide.


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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 48634 times:

Quoting Pihero (Reply 2):
Dubai.
the runways there are 60 meters long...and 4000 meters wide .

That was what the swedish pilots complained about when they landed at Fornebu in Norway. They said the runway was so wide and short. They where told to land the same way as everyone else  Smile



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 48634 times:

Connemara Airport in West Ireland has a 375m runway and has quite a few daily flights (by Aer Arann - Britten Norman Islanders)

Coonagh Airport (Limerick) is 300m long I believe.
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i..._id=0578408&next_id=0578406&size=L

[Edited 2006-03-27 13:57:26]

User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 48623 times:

Connaught Regional in Ireland has regular Aer Arran scheduled flights each day to Inishmore in the Aran Islands.

Runway details are:

Connaught - 609 metres x 18 metres
Inishmore - 520 metres x 18 metres

The airline also flies scheduled services to Inishmaan:

546 metres x 18 metres

and Inisheer :

520 meters x 18 metres

All are permanent asphalt runways.


User currently offlineTP727 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 48450 times:

I can´t think of any runway operated with commercial flights, 737s and A319 (RG, JJ, G3), shorted than SDU. It´s 1230meters long and gets a lot of traffic every day.

TP727


User currently offlineReimar From Austria, joined Jan 2000, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 48238 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
reimar


User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 48159 times:

Quoting Philb (Reply 11):
The airline also flies scheduled services to Inishmaan:

546 metres x 18 metres

and Inisheer :

520 metres x 18 metres

All are permanent asphalt runways.

Hell, I thought that was the car park! Big grin


User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 48105 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.


User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 48030 times:

Quoting Philb (Reply 15):
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.

Never made the Arann Island run. Everytime I drove by it was too windy. And i sure wasn't going by boat.

But I will have to agree that it is very small runway.

Did you ever find me message, lad? If not send me one with yer email. Big grin


User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 47478 times:

Message never arrived, though I've had them from others.

Pls send by email,

Regards,

Phil


User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 47424 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 9):
Connemara Airport in West Ireland has a 375m runway and has quite a few daily flights (by Aer Arann - Britten Norman Islanders)

Coonagh Airport (Limerick) is 300m long I believe.
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...ize=L

EI321,

Sorry, overlooked your post before. Connemara is in fact Connaught Regional and the actual details are as in my post.

Coonagh is not used for scheduled flights.


User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 47277 times:

Quoting Philb (Reply 17):

Don't have your email address and I have used the contact box three times. Something is wrong. Try the other way. I have talked to several members over the last several weeks.


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 46318 times:



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User currently offlineTIA From Albania, joined Mar 2006, 524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 45724 times:

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 4):
Another interesting runway is St. Barts too.

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.


User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 45666 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.



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User currently offlineXjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 44244 times:

What is the conversion between meters and feet? Cause these in meters means nothing to me...lol.

XJR



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8870 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 44035 times:

Quoting Xjramper (Reply 22):
What is the conversion between meters and feet? Cause these in meters means nothing to me...lol.

XJR

If I were to give you 32,808,399 Argentine Peso and wanted to convert them to US dollars, would it mean something to you with a conversion rate of 3.2808399 ?

1 meter = 3.2808399 feet



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User currently offlineJbguller From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 43497 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 3):
Saba - Yrausquin (SAB / TNCS) in the Netherlands Antilles is 1300ft long

And if you want to experience the ride without actually being onboard an aircraft, check out this video:

http://www.flightlevel350.com/video_streaming.php?id=3324


25 Scoliodon : Oh man!!! The plane really runs off the cliff before climbing....incredible. That is one ride I would love to get onto.
26 777fan : No freaking way...much better (read: safer) on video. I think I'd have soiled myself if I were on that plane or any plane outta there!
27 Post contains images Pawsleykat : " target=_blank>http://www.flightlevel350.com/video_...=3324 That looks so much FUN!! I've definatley gotta go there! JG
28 Lordanmol : What about the runway in Tioman. It has to be short cause not many flights arrive there I dont think Regards The runway was really short if you ask me
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