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SpiderX22
12-11-2008, 11:51 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile31081/Shortest-Commercial-Airport-Runway.htm>Shortest Commercial Airport Runway</a></b><br><br>Juancho E. Yrausquin is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba, in the Netherlands Antilles. It is well known among experienced fliers for the way in which airplanes must approach or take off from the airport. The runway at Saba's airport is just 400 meters (1,312 feet) long that leaves no room for any mistake when one lands there, as at each end of the runway there is a sheer drop into the water.<br />
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SpiderX22
12-11-2008, 11:51 PM
Here's a nice video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIuS4qx9WE4

That's a pretty ridiculous airstrip..its SOOOOO short!

bdbmm
12-12-2008, 01:58 PM
Here's a nice video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIuS4qx9WE4

That's a pretty ridiculous airstrip..its SOOOOO short!

Thanks SpiderX22 for adding a link to this video. It sure does give a realistic sensation of landing on this runway.

Captain Hornblower
12-12-2008, 05:32 PM
:shock:

Appletom
12-12-2008, 06:09 PM
There has to be a few airplanes underwater at either end of that runway.

That is insane.

ccbigdad
12-13-2008, 12:24 AM
There is probably also a lot of soiled underwear at both ends of the runway.:D