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Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:08 pm

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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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:31 am

World's most scenic ?

I find INN(sbruck) a lot more scenic than Barra's...
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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:47 am

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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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:17 am

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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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:00 pm

Must be hundreds of places in Norway that must be far more scenic and more dramatic to land at ... ?
 
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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:29 pm

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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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:45 pm

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
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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:59 pm

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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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:22 pm

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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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:46 pm

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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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:17 pm

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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RE: Barra Airport Is World's Most Scenic.

Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:41 pm

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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