harleydriver From United States of America, joined May 2010, 78 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2919 times:
Loganair out of the UK flies their Twin Otters and maybe the Islanders to Barra. As they use the sand as the runway I believe they base their arrival and departure times on the tides? I thought I heard that once but I could be wrong.
According to their website, they have 3 732s in service, one of which is a combi. My previous post was a somewhat ambiguous, but I'm not sure if it's just the combi with Gravel Kit or all of their 732s.
In Nunavut, the largest of the 3 Canadian northern territories (about 20% of Canada's total area but only about 33,000 total population), I believe only 2 airports have paved runways -- Iqaluit (YFB) and Rankin Inlet (YRT).
Also dozens of small airports with gravel runways in Manitoba, northern Ontario etc., with scheduled service by smaller propeller aircraft.
airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 974 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
Trans Capital Air of Centre Island Airport DT Toronto also flies Dash 7's 102 ( pax ) 103 ( combi ) Amazing STOL performance. Landed on many Dirt and unprepared landing strips the last year. Loved that plane!! They have a large fleet, do most of their flying for the United Nations, and also special Charters.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7046 posts, RR: 17 Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
Quoting harleydriver (Reply 4): Loganair out of the UK flies their Twin Otters and maybe the Islanders to Barra. As they use the sand as the runway I believe they base their arrival and departure times on the tides? I thought I heard that once but I could be wrong.
Correct - see photos in Reply 12.
Here I guess that either the flight had been delayed or the tide came in more quickly than anticipated:
Used NorthWright (previously known as Nahanni Air) exclusively in the 80's to charter into our 1200' "strip" in the Mckenzie mountains using the Twin Otter and Pilatus Porter. The Porter is an amazing machine!!!