Pilot Lands Plane on Exotic Beach Runway in Scotland

April 13, 2018 5:57 am Last Updated: April 13, 2018 5:57 am

Two pilots brought their plane down on an extraordinary landing strip on a beach in Scotland, and it was all caught on video.

Danny Anderson and his son Lewis landed a Piper PA28 Warrior on the beach at Barra Airport in Scotland—one of the only registered airports in the world where the runway is a beach.

The small airport is located in Traigh Mhòr at the northern tip of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, and the runway is “often underwater at high tide,” according to the airport.

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Barra is one of a handful of airports in the world where a beach landing is still possible.

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The airport website boasts not only a “unique” beach landing, but also “abundant wildlife–including dolphins.”

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Credit: The Scottish International Airshow via Storyful