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Extreme Airport Approach in Iceland! (HD)

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Published on Aug 22, 2009

Watch in HD! Fokker 50 of Air Iceland landing at Isafjordur airport BIIS in remote West Fjords in Iceland. A landing from the other direction can be found below. Air Iceland flies to this airport daily and has been for 60 years. In the beginning they used DC-3, DC-4, Vickers Viscount 759 and F27 but now they use F50 since 1992. This 230 degree turn to the runway is neccesary because of the high mountains encircling the airport. This approach is dreaded by passengers in bad weather because you are so close to the mountains in a 35-40 degree bank. This airport has high limits conscerning cloud level and winds. Once you are in the fjord, go around is not an option. Here is a video of approach from the other side: http://youtu.be/N831tlDKS7c

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