Highlands Airports Ltd +441871 890212
At high tide these runways are under the sea - flight times vary with the tide. Heathbank Hotel, 4 miles, Tel: 01871-890266 Barra Car Hire, Tel: 01871 890 313 Barra Taxis, Tel: 01871 810 012
The landing and take-off areas may be considerably ridged by hard sand and contain pools of standing water, presenting potential hazards to aircraft. The bearing strength, braking action and contamination of the beach is unknown, variable and unpredictable. Downdraughts may be experienced at the western end of Rwy 07/25 with strong winds from the west through south. High ground 1260 ft aal, 225�T/3.5 nm. Pilots should be aware that cockling activities frequently take place between the runway markers and the tide-line. Both pedestrian and vehicular activity may occur and from the air may appear to infringe the runway thresholds during published aerodrome opening hours. This activity is closely monitoried by FIS. A flashing white light on top of the Control Tower advises the local cocklers that an aircraft movement is imminnent and is no way to be used as a navigational aid by aircrew.