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The departure end of runway 19 at Guatelmala's La Aurora International Airport is much like an aircraft carrier! No room for error! That's "el Volcan de Agua" in the background..
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Photo Added: December 27, 2007

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Anonymous
9 years ago
Freakin' awesome! It captures exactly why departures and landings in Guatemala are so tricky :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
That is a pretty tight squeeze for an aircraft? I really enjoy this scenery around the airport
Anonymous
9 years ago
That is indeed a tricky approach, just completing the info, the volcano in tha background is "Volcan de Agua" which hasn't been active for centuries, and behind it "Volcan de Fuego" which is currently active
Anonymous
9 years ago
The volcano in the background is not active... you can see 4 volcanes from Guatemala City and the active one in the south end of the runway its the only one not shown in the pic... Runway is 3km long so there is enough room for any emergency. Awesome pic.

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