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Thursday March 18, 2010

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EGEF  Fair Isle Airstrip
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RUNWAY DIMENSIONS (m) SURFACE TORA(m) LDA(m) LIGHTING
06/24


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Rolled hardcore - some loose (small) stones
06-508
24-508

06-508
24-508

 Mobile lighting system

OPERATING HOURS
: PPR
 
CUSTOMS: Nil
MAINTENANCE: Nil
FUEL:
Nil

LANDING CHARGES:


VAT
excl


VAT incl
Light aircraft - single engine

  8.51

10.00
Light aircraft - twin engine 12.77 15.00

Note: Commercial operators may be invoiced by the NTS Highland Office shortly after the end of the month.

Helicopter - up to 6 seats 30.00 35.25
Helicopter - 6 to 12 seats 50.00 58.75
Helicopter - more than 12 seats 60.00 70.50
Other categories 12.50 14.69
Overnight parking 5.00 5.88
Hangarage: Nil. .
Telephone: +44 (0)1595 760 224   
 e-mail: dave.wheeler@fairisle.org.uk

Dave Wheeler's Weather Information Page

 
 

REMARKS: Operated by National Trust for Scotland,
Balnain House, 40 Huntly, Inverness
. 

Aircraft should not fly low over islands or cliffs.  Runway is banked above surrounding land and is subject to turbulence with westerly winds due to rising ground and high sea-cliffs to the west.

g-brozs.jpg (10853 bytes)Ground falls away very steeply approx 30m from each runway end.  Runway surface may be slippery when wet.

A landing on 06 can be somewhat disconcerting to those new to the 'field as the approach is over ground sloping down to the threshold of 06 which lies in something of a 'hole' - the centre of the 'strip being about six feet higher than either end!  With a light to moderate wind blowing along the strip be prepared for a loss of air-speed just short of the 24 threshold as the wind drops into the valley.  In stronger winds the airflow is more turbulent and the effect is less noticeable.

Bird activity can be a problem at times, especially during the late spring.  The large birds often seen sitting on the 24 threshold end of the strip are Great Skuas and Arctic Skuas.  These birds are very agile birds and will generally tend to get out of the way - though sometimes at the last moment.

Fair Isle from the north

Fair Isle from the North
(Courtesy Sumburgh SAR)

Windsock displayed.  For permission to land contact Dave Wheeler, to whom the landing fee is payable.

Visiting aircraft welcome at pilots own risk.  Fire cover available with at least half an hour's prior notice.
150 ft. mast E side of Ward Hill.  Circuits RH on Runway 06, LH on Runway 24.

Fair Isle and North-East Scotland weather information


 

Short finals for 06 at Fair Isle
Finals for 06 at Fair Isle
Scheduled flight
Next airport north - SUMBURGH
 
www.hial.co.uk/sumburgh-airport.html

FAIR ISLE WEBCAMS

Fair Isle MetCam (Axis 207W)
Looking north to Ward Hill
The airstrip is in the middle distance (1000m distant), beyond the white water tanks and at the foot of the slope leading up to the summit of Ward Hill

Fair Isle MetCam (Axis 207W)
Looking approx. southwest

 

Fair Isle airstrip
Fair Isle airstrip

 

G-BHJO
G-BHJO
G-BHJO

 

G-MZNR Pegasus powered hanglider
G-MZNR Pegasus powered hanglider


A busy day at Fair Isle!

 

Pegasus Quik
G-CCAZ
Pegasus 'Quik'
Pilot Paul has an excellent microlight web page at -
 www.aerialadventures.net

Private aircraft

G-MZNB Streak Shadow microlight
G-MZNB Streak Shadow microlight and Coastguard "Oscar Charlie"

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Loganair schedule on departure


Text and photographs 2008 Dave Wheeler except where otherwise credited. (Logo picture courtesy of Sumburgh SAR)
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