VFR Chart of LGKR. IFR Chart of LGKR. Location Information for LGKR. Coordinates: N39°’ / E19°’ View all Airports in Ionioi Nisoi. NOSTO 1R & 1S, PITAS 2S, TIGRA 2R & 2S ARRS D. LATAN 2S ARR E . NOSTO 1T, PITAS & TIGRA 2T ARRS F. PARAX, PARNA & VARDI 1T. Corfu Kerkira, Greece CFU/LGKR Circling 17/VOR 35 Glidepath VOR 35 degrees Rough runway surface, terrain & turbulence. Kerkira.

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Around midday, the sun passes overhead and its time to move on to somewhere the light is behind you again. This site uses cookies. Only non-precision approaches available, all with high MDAs.

Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport

It lacks any night time illumination either so if you dine at Nisos after dark and have to walk back to your hotel in Kanoni make sure you have a torch function on your smartphone. Sometime in the late s chartss early s – I don’t remember exactly when- I was browsing through an airplane magazine in the infamous Aviation Hobby Shop in West Drayton, England.

The elevation isn’t as high as the Royal but still offers a good vantage point for arrivals in the afternoon. This is exactly where the shot of the Interflug IL in the magazine article was taken from. Many other options are available locally but I cannot relate any first hand opinions of these alternatives.

Care is needed as this is also a short-cut rat run for the local motor scooter population, some of which have little regard for pedestrians. Remain over the sea at all times on final approach to RWY All these are located in the small village of Kanoni on a peninsula to the east of the airport, or across the causeway to Pontikonisi just the other side of the lagoon.


You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2. Smaller airplanes often turn within the runway width and so are too far away to shoot from the vantage points at the 35 threshold. Assuming runway 35 is in use, the mornings are best observed from the cafe deck at the Royal Hotel.

For most departures on 17 this angle would be too low. Please send us information about airports that are not yet featured in this database. The other place everyone seems to go to watch the action is the causeway which links the east and west sides of the lagoon at the southern end.

Kerkira airport is on the eastern side of the island of Corfu.

Corfu Kerkira, Greece CFU/LGKR | Pilots Briefing Room

The image below was shot from the western end of the causeway in the mid-afternoon as the airplane turns through degrees for departure on runway To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: People started to flock here attracted by the guaranteed weather along with cheap flights and accommodation and it soon became a very popular tourist destination.

Either of these venues serve drinks and meals of a good cnarts, so it seems only polite to at least order a coffee ,gkr so lkgr if you plan to stay a while. They are approximately feet above the level of the runway and offer an ideal perspective for both landing and departing traffic. Runway 17 also has a displaced threshold due to the proximity of the road at the north end of the runway so has less landing distance available.


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LGKR – Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport

Preferred operations are from runway 35 as this facilitates more expeditious approach sequencing and vacation of the runway to the parking areas which are at the north end of the airport.

The island is mountainous with few obstruction lights, although there are some in the airport vicinity. In marginal weather expect holding. The image below was shot from the Royal Cafe deck towards midday but shows the location of Nisos restaurant.

The owners are used to airplane enthusiasts and always welcome me back when I pay a return visit. Exercise caution on final approach due to obstructions between 1 nm and touchdown.

With anything airliner size this will involve rolling all the way to the end of the runway to lhkr turning circle then back track 17 to exit to the ramp at the northern end. Visual identification of the runway at night may be difficult due to limited approach and runway lighting. Notify me of new comments via email.

Note other obstructions to the left and right approaching lglr runway threshold. Departures from 17 also offer short taxi times but the departure routings often conflict with inbound traffic and can actually slow things down. I can also recommend this place for an evening meal.