World's Shortest Airport Runway

Deputydog blog has a really neat article about the strangest airports of the world, like this one above: The World's Shortest Commercial Runway

the runway at saba’s airport is an insanely brief 400 metres long. there’s also no room for error when you land there as each end of the runway is met by a drop and then water. for this reason it’s considered by many to be the most dangerous runway on earth and commercial planes need to get special permission to land on the strip.

Link - via Miss Cellania


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It may be many things - dangerous, scary, remote - but it is by no means the shortest runway in the world. Amongst other short strips, there are some incredible uphill runways that are ridiculously short...the only way they work is with gravity.

Great shot though!
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Reminds me of the airport in Gibraltar, while it is longer (about 1 mile) it also starts and ends in the water. Not only that, the only road into Gibraltar from mainland Spain goes straight over the tarmac, so whenever a plane lands they have to shut off the road traffic.
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