905RE: [TdC] Chatham Islands Airport
- Sep 1, 2004My wife and I had to clear the cattle from the landing field at Pitt
when we were there in 93. Bumpy flight home to Chatham - fun.
From: Ilan Kelman [mailto:islandvulnerability@...]
Sent: 31 August 2004 14:21
Subject: [TdC] Chatham Islands Airport
> Is there an airport on ChathamYes, see http://www.airchathams.com for flight
details. I also attach two photographs of the airport
which I took in March of this year. It was a
privilege to visit Chatham Island.
In the photo of the people disembarking, you can see
three people walking left whereas everyone else is
walking towards the terminal building. As far as I
could tell, they were walking towards the 4- or
6-seater plane which would take them to Pitt Island.
I regret that I was unable to travel to Pitt Island,
so I do not know what the airport is like.
I recall that a few weeks ago, a medevac was done from
Chatham, but nearly failed because the pilots had
aborted their landing twice due to weather conditions.
They succeeded the third time. The usual challenges
of transport links with remote islands.
Cairy would be able to correct any mistakes which I
have made in this email and would obviously be able to
provide much better information than me on this issue,
as long as this group would not object to the slight
diversion from Tristan da Cunha.
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