HZ2172 : The middle of the Fair Isle landing strip

taken 3 years ago, near to Fair Isle Air Strip, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

The middle of the Fair Isle landing strip
The middle of the Fair Isle landing strip
Flight DFL002 for Tingwall had just departed, and the next flight wasn't due to arrive for about six hours. So it was deemed quite safe for me to cross the strip on my way to the track to Ward Hill.

Amusingly, when that next flight arrived, the landing was aborted at the last minute, and the pilot went round for another attempt. The reason? There was a sheep on the strip!

The trip reminded me of my visit to the Isles of Scilly, at the other end of the country, in 2013. Similar small and rather noisy planes, and a runway (in
SV9110) on a convex slope so that the pilots couldn't see that far ahead.
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Islands  Air transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Airfield 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HZ 2116 7218 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:32.1005N 1:37.6591W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HZ 2108 7213
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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