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Enter Air’s 3.5 Hour Hold and Other Adventures in Funchal Weather

Funchal Cristiano Ronaldo Airport, or Madeira to some, may be best known as a marvel of modern engineering thanks to its extended runway sitting on columns 70 meters above the ocean. But for avgeeks, Funchal is also known as an airport with challenging approach procedures and great photography opportunities. (more…)

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Eight Impressive Runways Around the World

Aerial photos of airports are often similar—a few runways with a terminal surrounded by a large tract of flat land. But not every airport fits the mold. Some runways are carved into mountain sides, some are paved right in the middle of a city, and others sit on an island in the middle of the ocean. We took a look through the JetPhotos catalog to showcase some of the more impressive runways around the world. (more…)