I’ve got a cool video to share with you today.
It’s of a passenger jet taking off at Gibraltar Airport last week.
Voice from another room: “What’s the big deal about that?”
Well, I had just finished walking across the runway, which is also the main road…
Gibraltar is unusual because the runway is so close to the city centre — right next to it, in fact. And it also intersects the main road into and out of the colony. So anytime an airplane takes off or lands, barricades come down and all traffic grinds to a halt.
It’s kinda like a railroad crossing, but for passenger jets.
I happened to be leaving Gibraltar on foot when I spotted a Monarch Airbus getting ready to depart. Check it out:
Gibraltar always makes those lists of the “world’s scariest airports” because of it’s short runway, and because of the quickly changing crosswinds caused by the Rock. Apparently when landing there, passengers see nothing but an angry sea, getting closer and closer…
How about you? Would you risk a landing at Gibraltar Airport?