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Acknefar Airport (ICAO: SLAA) is a public airport in Second Life's 'Acknefar' region, serving eastern Nautilus and its connected continents. The region is also home to SAREMS UK Acknefar Monitoring Station.

Landing Advisories

  • Runway is short, unmarked and unlit.
  • Runway landing/takeoff authorized from either direction.

Background

The original Acknefar Public Airport (a moderate services airport) was owned and constructed by Second Life aviation enthusiast, LeahDizon in the 'Acknefar' region of eastern Nautilus and began operating in September 2009.[1] To accommodate newer and larger jet airliners, Acknefar's runway was extended during August 2010 from thirty to fifty meters. The runway was also made wider and the terminal building was moved into the north-eastern corner of the facility, where it would stay for the remainder of the airport's operational life.[2] In November of the same year, the original prefab terminal building was replaced by a newer, but more compact, structure.

Eventually the original facility closed and the 'Acknefar' region underwent several years of non-aviation use under different ownership. The region was bought and re-purposed by Search and Rescue UK as a monitoring station for SAR operations in early 2014 and in late summer 2014 the region once again became host to a small public airport - this time in the theme of an abandoned Second World War era outpost. The airfield is equipped with a single, sandy landing surface, several hangar structures and a refuelling station. Acknefar Airport is linked to the adjacent SAR station by an automated ferry service.

Airlines

Currently, there are no scheduled services operating to or from Acknefar Airport, however charter flights may be available on request. Please contact airlines for more information.

Facilities and services

Pilots' facilities

General facilities

  • Search and rescue station (SAR) with hospital, CT, hyperbaric chamber etc.
  • x5 hangars (x2 rental hangars, x3 private hangars).
  • Boat base, docks.
  • Fishery.

Images

References

  1. Airport is ... (Blog). Retrieved on 2014-04-10.
  2. Runway extension completed (Blog). Retrieved on 2014-04-10.

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