For those who have tired of long and boring flights, here is the shortest flight in the world. It took place in Scotland between two Orkney islands: only 53 seconds.
For those who have got tired of endless flights on the seats of the economy, being immersed in total boredom, here is a novelty! If you had recently read about Lufthansa’s longest flight, now the shortest flight in the world has arrived . It would be nice to leave for a dream destination and get there in a flash. Well, it happened in Scotland between two islands of the Orkney archipelago. Of these, only 20 out of 70 are inhabited. To reach them the plane is the ideal way. They are located 16km north of the north coast of Scotland. Between the two named Westray and Papa Westray there is a link to overcome the sea that divides them.
The cost is just £ 7.25 each way . Loganair has been the airline that has been dealing with this route since the 1960s. The distance is very short, 2.7 km, and saw the time record of 53 seconds , a good 47 seconds with favorable winds. You don’t even notice you’re on the plane , so it’s the shortest flight in the world. The plane is a Britten Norman Islander, a twin-engine high-wing. It only takes one pilot and carries up to 8 passengers. It has a short landing and take-off space (STOL capability), it is ideal for short runways.
Its reduced speed has a maximum of about 270 km / h. It is recommended for tourist overflights and stretches similar to these islands. Ideal for residents who use this service for travel related to work and school commitments. It is used by tourists and flying enthusiasts to experience the thrill of the shortest flight in the world!
- The shortest flight in the world takes 53 seconds and costs 7.25 pounds (Giornianomotori.com)