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On final approach to Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday passage onboard Jetstar A320-232 VH-JQG.Haven for tourists and yachtsmen the gateway is Hamo.SHort at 1700m long with tricky winds and interesting place to fly into.EOS20D 24-70L
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A visitor from Australia posted Tue October 20, 2009:
Home sweet home, well nearly.
Doubt you could get an A320 into Shute Harbour though.
Nice photo as well, the colours seem very vibrant.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu September 18, 2008:
Beautiful shot and runway!!. I think its pretty difficult to land an A380.

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 31, 2008:
Beautiful scenery. SHould be extremely interesting to land on such a short runway.

A visitor from Australia posted Tue June 26, 2007:
Good finals shot. I landed here in a tropical storm with cyclone brewing after 3 attempts in a B737. Yes it was hairy!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 1, 2006:
Inspiring, . . . gear up, throttles max, lets do some low-level . . .

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri September 15, 2006:
I really enjoy, these precarious runway photos

A visitor from Finland posted Sat December 24, 2005:
One of my favourite places in the world. Lovely shot

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 24, 2005:
The view.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Great shot....I remeber when I was there last year, we rented one of those buggies and went spotting with it.... Mike

A visitor from Jordan posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Great one dude , awesome

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
Man, thats great. I want to go there.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 22, 2005:
The view is terrific and a little scary.

A visitor from Sweden posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Magnificent shot!! The nature scenery is just stunning.

A visitor from India posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Perfection, coverage and angle make the photo superb

A visitor from Malaysia posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Well done Darren, nice shot. The small island under the approach slope, similars sight catching during approach to Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed December 21, 2005:
The best site of planes, i like and my son too!!!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed December 21, 2005:
I flew in there on a Jetstar airbus 21 in Nov 05 on the way to Hayman Island. This is a fabulous part of the Whitsunday Is.

A visitor from Germany posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Great shot! The landscape is breathtaking, and so is the approach.

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 21, 2005:
Incredible scenery, incredible photo! Great Job, Darren!

A visitor from Australia posted Tue December 20, 2005:
When I was a 19 year old pilot I did a nav to Hamilton Island from Sydney in a Seneca 1. 7.5hrs flight time. This photo brings back great memories.

A visitor from Denmark posted Tue December 20, 2005:
I have been there 10 years ago! DAMN I miss this place!!

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