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Low pass at Punta de Jandia strip, Fuerteventura

This landing strip was built during the 2nd World War by Gustav Winter, and it was the first landing strip on Fuerteventura. It is situated in the south of the island, at Punta de Jandía. So far the information I’ve found on Google.

“Don Fuerte”, one of the readers suggested in his comments on this article another story behind this trip:  “This strip was NOT built during the 2nd World War by Gustav Winter (also YouTube description is wrong, as are many other websites). The strip was built later in 60s/70s for military and possibly later tourism, but was never really used.

The southwest to northeast strip built by Gustav Winter is located east of Puerto de la Cruz village and barely visible, the road crosses the strip today, see here: https://goo.gl/maps/vxsGtwo2eMs”

I don’t know which one of these is the correct one, but to perform a low pass on it’s is always a huge fun! 😀

Hope you’ll enjoy the video as we enjoyed the low pass!

Safe flying 🙂

Punta de Jandía landing strip

Punta de Jandía landing strip

13 thoughts on “Low pass at Punta de Jandia strip, Fuerteventura

  1. Finally a new airport in the Canarian region! It might look a bit worn out but you gotta get started somewhere. With an impressive length of 1.000 m and 60 m of width it’s not exactly Qamdo Bamda Airport but there’s room for improvement. A bodega at walking distance and inviting beaches are assets beyond competition. Not to mention a completely lack of neighbors whining over noisy airplanes. Why not considering buying this marvel and start a flight school business? No need to refresh the existing airport buildings, an army tent will do.

    • There are more like this, and even better! On a cliff for example. If you overshoot the approach, you fail… 😀
      This one has 800 meters, more than enough for our PA28 😀 A flight school? Eeh… Who would like to mess with the local authorities… But you’re right, no buildings would be necessary a simple army tent would be a great solution 😀 However, sometimes it can get quite windy there… 😉

  2. Thanks for sharing this Stan really enjoyed watching this 🙂

    I’ve visited Fuerteventura a couple of times and would imagine a low pass over the island would be an amazing experience.

    Keep up the great work Stan 🙂

  3. FYI, this strip was NOT built during the 2nd World War by Gustav Winter (also YouTube description is wrong, as are many other websites). The strip was built later in 60s/70s for military and possibly later tourism, but was never really used.

    The southwest to northeast strip built by Gustav Winter is located east of Puerto de la Cruz village and barely visible, the road crosses the strip today, see here: https://goo.gl/maps/vxsGtwo2eMs

    Thanks for correcting the video description.

    • Thank you Don Fuerte for rectifying this information.

      My article was based on a numerous searches indeed in Google.

      If I may ask, what is the source of your information?

      All the best,
      Stan

      • Source #1: This strip is not yet built in 1963, can be validated at https://visor.grafcan.es/visorweb/ (EN) > Basic Maps > check “Aerial photo gallery” > open “Until 1987” > check “before 1987” > zoom in to this strip location > single click at strip location opens a popup “Fototeca” > click e.g. 1963 “095_FV_0001_29534” > in new page “Fotograma” look at location > no airstrip. Crosscheck with 1982 “028_FV_0020_05224” > airstrip is now there.

        The real “Gustav Winter” southwest to northeast strip is there both 1963 and 1982.

        Source #2: Local population in Morro Jable.

        As already explained, many websites contain this wrong information, one copied from another, so it finally ends up at numerous searches in Google as “correct” result.

        Thanks for correcting the video description.

      • I’ve managed to modify the information of in the post and the video. Now, hope to get a thumb up on my video 😉

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