Aviation Photo #0490051 De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter - WinAir

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Juancho Yrausquin Airport. 1,312 ft, world's shortest commercial airport. Officially, the runway is permanently closed to all air traffic as is designated by the "X" on each end. However, aircraft are permitted to operate on Saba by obtaining waivers from the Netherlands Antilles' Civil Aviation Authority. (Konica Revio KD-410Z)
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    Heino von Heimburg
    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)
    De Havilland Canada
    Saba - Yrausquin
    Caribbean Netherlands
    December 21, 2003
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Comments (9)

12 years ago
Spectacular setting of airport.
12 years ago
What an exciting place
12 years ago
Nice eye for the layout. Great contrast between curvy road and straight runway. And a hint of what might be, if you miss it ;-)
12 years ago
After seeing this... The old Madeira Island (LPMA) 1600 meters long rwy wasn´t that bad after all... :-D...
12 years ago
The locals claim that Saba's runway is the shortest commercial airport runway in the world. It is 400 meters (1300 feet) in total length. The span of runway between the white lines marking the "usable" runway length measures just under 1000 feet.
11 years ago
Nice shot!!
10 years ago
Very Good!
9 years ago
You'd better check up your plane twice before landing this airport :)
8 years ago
This runway is insane. Wow! they could still extend the runway by constructing a bridge like extension. just like Madeira's.

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