Jet engine explodes during takeoff roll, Airbus A330.

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Thomas Cook A330 Engine Explodes on Takeoff Roll.  Pilot did a great job of keeping the aircraft on the centerline. Here is the report on the incident.


Shortest runway in the world!

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This is the shortest commercial runway in the world.  It’s on the Caribbean island of Saba and is a whole 1,299 feet long. No jet traffic is allowed at this airport, only prop aircraft. (TNCS)


One of the World’s Most Dangerous Takeoffs!

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I take it this airport probably doesn’t have any night or IFR operations.  I personally wouldn’t want to fly into this airport unless it was perfect DAY VFR.


Scariest Take Off I’ve Ever Seen – Aircraft Performance and Personal Minimums

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This is an amazing example of how calculation theory and real life application don’t always line up.