REMARKS: Operated by
National Trust for Scotland,
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.
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
(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
150 ft. mast E side of Ward Hill. Circuits RH
on Runway 06, LH on Runway 24.
and North-East Scotland weather information