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GK430 5th Feb 2008 08:29

Guptar - Please note:

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St Barts' airport has a completely renewed runway since October'04

See our airfield renewal page.




The landing runway is 2170 feet long, and the approach, from either direction, is often plagued by varying degrees of turbulence. As a result, the French aviation authorities require that a special permit be issued to any pilot who intends to land in St. Barts.

Those planning to land in St Barts will have to land in Grand Case, French St Martin, first, in order to get their qualification. St Barts Control tower (Telephone: 590 590 27 65 33 - Fax: 590 590 27 98 96 ) will tell you how to contact a French instructor for certification. It takes a couple of hours, and includes touch-and-go in both directions. Don't do it on a windy day with a hangover.

The landing fee varies from 8.5 Euros to 12.5 Euros, and parking fee is 5.5 Euros/ night.

There are no mechanic nor fuel on the field. Best nearby place for that is at Grand Case Airport in St. Martin. No fuel is available during their long lunch hour.

When you arrive or depart, you are required to deposit a General Declaration form with the immigration officer at the door and file a flight plan : call (+590) 590 27 65 33 or fax (+590) 590 27 98 96.

If you do not own your own airplane and want the feeling of arriving in a private aircraft, locally based charter flights are available.

blue monday 9th Feb 2008 21:33

Have been in awe of this place for a long time and reading bits of this thread i have just got to got there sometime soon to sit at sunset bar with a beer and watch Planes, oh and breasts! too!!:E

RingwaySam 11th Feb 2008 04:56

Not sure if this has been posted but heres a video of the KLM that touched down a tad early :\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAfQwDizpRo

Whoops :E


Have been in awe of this place for a long time and reading bits of this thread i have just got to got there sometime soon to sit at sunset bar with a beer and watch Planes, oh and breasts! too!!:E
The local drug dealer who sits around shouting "charrrrllliiiiieeee" all is abit of a character aswell (don't worry I didn't use/buy any)

JEM60 15th Feb 2008 16:39

Was at the Sunset Beach Bar in December, what a great crazy place. HAVE to go again. All the pictures are real. One very important point that I have to make, is that topless women drink free at the Sunset Bar.!!!

drichard 15th Feb 2008 22:01

AA Gets in on the act ...
 
I thought this was a bit hairy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHmrcCfdZFM

I couldn't help but notice the shadow the aircraft casts as it's flying down the hill. Nice landing with X-wind.

RingwaySam 15th Feb 2008 22:45


Was at the Sunset Beach Bar in December, what a great crazy place. HAVE to go again. All the pictures are real. One very important point that I have to make, is that topless women drink free at the Sunset Bar.!!!
:E Try St. Barths on the beach - They sit down eating there tea while topless. Good looking and young aswell! :ok:


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