Fair Isle

Validation date: 13 11 2011
Updated on: 27 09 2014
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59°32'05"N 001°37'34"W

runway: 06/24 - 508x22m - gravel/dirt

Fair Isle air field (ICAO: EGEF) is an airfield on Fair Isle in Shetland in Scotland
The airfield was built in 1969 in an attempt to break the isolation of the Shetlands. There is a scheduled service such as flown to the other remote airfields using Britten-Norman Islanders. The service operates to Tingwall airfield on Shetland mainland. The airfield has a single runway with a distinct 'hump' in the middle which is about 6 feet higher than both runway ends. The airfields only other facilities are a platform and a small office building/shed.

1991 airfield map (FairIsle.org).

Fair Island airfield in 2008 (Google Earth)

In September 2014, Dutchman Jens van Gessel sent me this photo of the airfield, which he shot when he overflew Fair Isle in beautiful weather (Jens van Gessel)