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ABN - IBN - ALS : 14, 32, 06, 24 - PAPI : 06/24, 14/32 - ILS : 14/32 - THRL - RL - RCLL 14/32 - TWYL - OBSTL - WDI. Rwy 14-32 one of the longest runways in Europe [Dimension (m) - Surface: 3544 X 60 Asphalt]; Rwy 06-24 [Dimension (m) - Surface: 2377 X 45 Asphalt]. Aerial photo of Malta International Airport taken from FL170 over the South Sector of our island on board the Socata TB-20 Trinidad N123XX while testing the new portable in-flight supplemental oxygen system.
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A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu April 18, 2013:
Unbelievable take. Beauty of earth and a touch of aviation included. Recently I saw a BBC doucumentary about Malta in WOII, a heroic effort was made by the Royal Navy and Air Force (remember Hope, Faith and Charity! at least one of those a Gloster Gladiator with two wings WOI style!), but not least by the people of Malta themselves, they were bombed heavily, for some time they inhabited the most bombed place on earth even! but they held out, and their efforts were recognised by the British Royal House who gave Malta as a whole a royal distinction. Malta for the wind!

A visitor from - posted Wed September 19, 2012:
Lovely capture. It's unbelievable how few photos online I can find of Malta from above! Great shot!

A visitor from - posted Fri January 20, 2012:
Express this Island's spirit!

A visitor from Malta posted Tue October 19, 2010:
Great pic!!!!!!!

A visitor from Malta posted Fri November 6, 2009:
Nice photo

A visitor from India posted Sun October 11, 2009:
Simply brilliant!

A visitor from Belgium posted Sun January 18, 2009:
Beautiful view

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu November 22, 2007:
It is a great shot of all the three main islands as seen from the south. fantastic colours of the sea and it will be the wallpaper on my computer for months. Dave Tett. U.K.

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 24, 2007:
The Best pic ever taken in my opinion. Couldnt have been better!!

A visitor from Malta posted Sun March 4, 2007:

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun September 24, 2006:
I Have been up this runway in a B757 and it was a great ride!!!

A visitor from Germany posted Wed August 30, 2006:
WOW! This is by far the best aerial shot I've seen in my life. Must have been a very lucky moment for you to get the entire archipelago in great clarity. Even Gozo and Comino are clearly visible! 5 STARS!

A visitor from Austria posted Wed July 12, 2006:
thank´s, mike

A visitor from Malta posted Mon May 29, 2006:
Unusual angle.....certainly a shot against the flow

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sat May 27, 2006:
Absolutely STUNNING, Malta is one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Thankx for sharing Roberto...

A visitor from Sweden posted Sat May 13, 2006:
Exactly the right coordinates and exactly the right angle to catch the whole country in one frame. 5/5

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 10, 2006:
Excellent Aerial photo of the island nation of Malta!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri May 5, 2006:
Great picture , brings back thoughts of hoilday in 1995.
great country to visit

A visitor from Malta posted Sat April 29, 2006:
Probably one of the best photos ever taken of the Maltese islands. Awesome.

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sun April 9, 2006:
A very special photo for me as a new zealander many of our country served in malta and must have seen a similar view
well done roberto allan nz

A visitor from Malta posted Thu March 30, 2006:
Beautiful picture michael/sandra mercieca

A visitor from Malta posted Sun March 26, 2006:
Fantastic Picture would like to see a Picture on approach to Gozo would also be impressive

A visitor from Brazil posted Sun March 19, 2006:
I wonder what the navigators back at the time, greeks, phoenicians and others might have felt if they could see this picture!!!

A visitor from Malta posted Mon March 6, 2006:
Impressive! Picture is breathtaking and very sharp. Shows how small Malta really is. I would give it ten stars if possible

A visitor from Malta posted Sun March 5, 2006:
Nice photo bobby.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun March 5, 2006:
Hi ,great picture ,makes me long to be back in malta, roll on july when we will be there for three weeks , from lorna in the uk

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun March 5, 2006:
Love malta ,cant wait for july ,when we will be there on holiday ,brill photo ,will look at it everyday

A visitor from Malta posted Sun March 5, 2006:
Well Done Roberto! Another great shot! And for any of you guys who might be doubting...runway 32/14 is in fact one of the longest runways in Europe.

5 Star rating


Mark (Junior747)

A visitor from Australia posted Sun March 5, 2006:
There's not too many countries in the world that you can capture in whole at 17 000ft. Malta is one of them. An awesome shot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat March 4, 2006:
Excellent , How high was this taken from????

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat March 4, 2006:
WOW that is huge amazing view.JT.

A visitor from Germany posted Sat March 4, 2006:
Not really one of the longest in europe, but...
great shot btw

A visitor from Malta posted Sat March 4, 2006:
Ooh ooh, I can see my house from here. Great photo.

A visitor from Malta posted Sat March 4, 2006:
Nice picture Roberto..maybe with this picture one might use our island for delivery what do you think?

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 4, 2006:
Bellissimo! That's an excellent photo; keep up the great work!
-MCS, New York

A visitor from France posted Sat March 4, 2006:
Hi, I've been there 3 years ago. What a nice shot ! Luqa is largely visible, Valletta ans Marxxasla too !!! Viva Malta ! What a great little country, and a great shot from you. THANKS

A visitor from Canada posted Sat March 4, 2006:
Great photo with a "measuring stick" to give one an idea of how large the island is. I think you might have mixed up your runway building materials though as I do believe they would use concrete instead of asphalt on a runway surface.

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri March 3, 2006:
Great overview shot of a very beautiful island.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri March 3, 2006:
...at least one of the longest on Malta.

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri March 3, 2006:
Fantastic photo! All the three islands on one picture - what a small land. Thanks for sharing with us.

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri March 3, 2006:
What a great view! T.B.

A visitor from Austria posted Fri March 3, 2006:
Wow, an amazing photo! Tank you

A visitor from Poland posted Fri March 3, 2006:
Very big... Pozdrawiam all Mati

A visitor from Portugal posted Fri March 3, 2006:
That is by NO means one of the longest rwys in europe! I like this picture though, gives a nice impression of the island. It´s almost like a satellite picture :)

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