Aviation Photo #1723089 De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter - Flybe - British European (Loganair)

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What an impressive takeoff. Just after high tide had gone, the beach airfield remained significantly wet that day.
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    Bernd Sturm
    Flybe - British European (Loganair)
    De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
    De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (V-18)
    De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (V-18)
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    Barra (- North Bay / Traigh Mhor)
    Scotland
    United Kingdom
    August 13, 2009
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Comments (32)

Anonymous
6 years ago
That looks incredibly hazardous! I can only hope that no passengers' lives were put at risk.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Time to break out the floats?
Anonymous
6 years ago
At first I thought it was going for a disaster. What a great landing, semi aqua-terra landing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The airplane of Jesus!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Jesus plane. LOL.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Opppsss sorry it's take-off rather. my fault.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The thumbnail definitely piqued my interest, and im glad it did...
Anonymous
6 years ago
You know, around here we just put floats on the Twin Otters
Anonymous
6 years ago
When I first saw it on the thumbnail, at first I thought the A/C is going to go for a ditch.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is a scheduled airline flight operated by Loganair on behalf of Flybe! Would love to do it some time.....
Anonymous
6 years ago
Its been taking off and landing on the beach (which is the airport at barra) for nearly 20 odd years now its not just a once off thing
Anonymous
6 years ago
Makes me really wanna "be there"...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice unusual photo of a land based plane operating in a float plane's environment!
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's a beach guys- there's about 6 inches of water on it- no passengers are going to get harmed!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Shows the full contrast between the land, the sea and the runway at the world's only beach airport. A flight every one should make.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I love the Loganair Twin Otters, and Barra!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks cool. I was almost thinking that planes can walk on water...its a new thing eh?
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think there's a connection between the fact, that this bird is walking on water baretyred and its construction number... Don't underestimate it! :o)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks stupid...who knows what's under the water. Salt water is terrible for the props and paint, too. Hope they gave this A/C a good inspection after the flight.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Seems those houses is good place to live: fresh sea air and possibility to spot planes right from home.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Being an otter, it should be used to water
Anonymous
6 years ago
Lots of imaginarium comes to my mind with this pic! OMG! -invisible floats, what if there
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome photo! Salt water isn't that bad for the airplanes - Check out Westcoast Air, they operate in the saltwater ALL the time!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Loganair have been flying to and from Barra for years, it's a beach on an island so there is a very very small chance of anything being under the water. Furthermore Barra Airport is open subject to tides obviously! Fantastic photo though, I have to take that flight one day.
Anonymous
6 years ago
An incredible airport
Anonymous
6 years ago
Cool, So is this a flying boat, a Flying car, or a boat with wings!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What I like about this is that I'm so consumed by just seeing the Mundane Landings at Manchester that are by the book normal landings and in a normal environment that this just looks brilliant and makes you realise what these planes can get up too away from the base, or at least in the terms of the Dash 8 when BA used to own them, I saw one landing on a UK beach! :o)
Anonymous
6 years ago
To the visitor from USA who thinks it looks stupid,both the Loganair Otters go into the hangar very regularly,nearly every day infact,and get washed down and inspected...so not stupid,clever and safe operations I would say!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Waaaalk on the water!! ♫
Anonymous
6 years ago
Lots of fun!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Hydro-plane-ing!

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