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Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.  
User currently onlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3048 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6484 times:

Now I know that every poll is different, this is just another, but hey, it is a cool location to land a plane.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-16314441

"Barra airport in the Outer Hebrides came top of a global poll of pilots and travellers beating the likes of St Barts, the Maldives and Gibraltar."


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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1668 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5790 times:

World's most scenic ?

I find INN(sbruck) a lot more scenic than Barra's...



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User currently offlineskygirl1990 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2010, 122 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5697 times:

I notice that there was no mention at all of who it was that decided that it was the most scenic.

Personally I disagree!



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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
"Barra airport in the Outer Hebrides came top of a global poll of pilots and travellers beating the likes of St Barts, the Maldives and Gibraltar."

I definately disagree too. Although it is a lovely part of the world and landing on the beach looks fun (I'm flying up there next year), I can't agree it's more scenic than flying over the Maldivian Atolls then landing on the Indian Ocean and taxiing up to an island. I did that in September and it was the best place I've ever been to, and the most novel way of getting their. That beats Barra in my book, although there's no doubt it's a lovely place.


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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5408 times:

Must be hundreds of places in Norway that must be far more scenic and more dramatic to land at ... ?

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

Stupid report and I fear they've just made it up. Barra is nothing spectacular at all as far as scenery goes. Just looks like 90% of all other beaches on remote coastlines around the world.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5211 times:

Here's the whole list.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pi...rport-approaches-and-landings.html

I am surprised SXM comes last.

        



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User currently offlineincitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 3964 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

This is pretty funny indeed. There is not even a sliver of blue ski in this video. How often is it sunny in the Outer Hebrides?

Quoting RobK (Reply 5):
Just looks like 90% of all other beaches on remote coastlines around the world.

Plus crappy weather....

Here is another Barra that beats this one hands down.

http://www.oi-rio.com/rioapartments/en/barra.html


User currently onlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3048 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4969 times:

Quoting skygirl1990 (Reply 2):

"Private jet hire booking network PrivateFly.com conducted a poll among travellers and pilots to find the world's 10 most scenic airports to land at."
Thank you MadameConcorde for the leg work.

I have to agree with most of you, Barra would not be on my list, how about a floatplane landing into a sunset under the Golden Gate Bridge.   



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4890 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 8):
Thank you MadameConcorde for the leg work.

More than welcome.

I am surprised they don't have the Seychelles (Mahé) airport in the list.
Rarotonga is another one...

Paro Bhutan, in a different category...

I hope they will do a 20 airports list next time.

 



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4714 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 8):
and pilots

How many pilots have actually landed at Barra? Im taking it none of these polled have been to north western Canada and Alaska.



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User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4229 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 5):
Stupid report and I fear they've just made it up.

Oh, no no no. It is perfectly genuine.

In fact they've polled every last inhabitant and pilot of Barra island, and they were unanimous.

  



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User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 10):
Im taking it none of these polled have been to north western Canada and Alaska.

I have to agree with you there:

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