AAA – around another airport – Clifton, Union Island

I have posted some of these pics before, but here they are again with some notes.

First, Twotter, on final into airport. Wind is always strong and the approach is over a hill west of the strip so the plan has to drop down quickly. It reminds me of a great blue heron landing – trying hard to lose lift. Landing distance impressively short, as is the take-off distance.

The airport is unlit, here is the result of a forced night time landing. The story was a bit unclear, something to do with a group of Venezuelan business men…

There is a Mercedes firetruck on duty. Too big for the garage?

AA5B Tiger (I think I have that right) that I had a ride in.

On landing approach, close to the same spot the Otter was in the first pic.

And just about down.

  1. #1 by Angus on March 12, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    First shot is a Twin Otter (-6), which I think you already know ref picture #5.

  2. #2 by alistair on March 12, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    of course it is, why I said Dash 8 is beyond me. Maybe it is because I was thinking of the Dash 8 flights in and out of Barbados.

    ab

  3. #3 by bikeal on March 17, 2012 - 8:17 pm

  4. #4 by Airplane Towing & Tugs on June 19, 2012 - 11:15 am

    Excellent pictures, love the ones of the approach! The firetruck cracks me up, think they deflate the tires to get it in there?

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