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5 of the most exhilarating runway landings in the Caribbean

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Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba

With short runways and dramatic mountain approaches the Caribbean offers some of the most exhilarating and scenic runway landings for private jets in the world. Whether you are heading to the Caribbean for a luxury yacht charter or meeting your private yacht landing on one of these incredible runways is all part of the adventure. But beware some of these landings are not for the faint hearted…

*1. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba *

The tiny island of Saba in the Lesser Antilles is home to one of the most exhilarating runways in the Caribbean. The runway is only 400 metres and is flanked by high hills with both ends dropping into the sea.

The shortest commercial runway in the world Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is quite often prone to windy conditions making landing all the more exciting. The runway exists thanks to the enthusiasm of Captain Remy F. de Haenen who refused to believe that it would not be possible to build an airstrip on the tiny island.

Picture courtesy of Bildagentur Zoonar Gmb H/Shutterstock.com

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