Gibraltar's Extraordinary Airport
Yesterday, I received a forwarded email from my Dad with the subject line “This puts a whole new meaning to the saying, ‘Never run a red light.’” It was about the intersection in the middle of the airport in Gibraltar and loaded with amazing pictures. After digging into it and looking at the images, I was blown away by more than just the intersection located in the middle of the airport’s main runway. The airport is truly unique. Once checked in, passengers can go to the cafe which has a rooftop terrace that offers stunning views of the “Rock” and its main runway which is only 6,000 feet long. Squeezed by the Mediterranean Sea on its eastern edge and the Bay of Algeciras on its western boarder, the airport’s cropped runway requires pilots to use pinpoint precision. With so little area, the airport runway takes up a major portion of the available land. All vehicles traveling from Gibraltar to Spain must cross the runway. It’s not an uncommon sight to see many vehicles lined up waiting at the intersection due to airport activity.
IMAGES_VIA: Quigibo, jamescridland, v1kram, tony.evans on Flickr