VOR 02/VOR 20
Short & narrow runway.
Short runway may restrict maximum landing and take-off weight. Reduced crosswind limits due to narrow runway.
There is high ground to the East, South and West of the airfield. Note the hill rising to 1500ft amsl 2 nm to the NW.
Prevailing wind is light northerly.
If touchdown is anticipated significantly beyond the 1000ft/300m point, go-around.
• Fly a 3.3° approach, using the PAPIs. Note the instrument approach slope of the VOR DME NDB RWY 02 approach is 3°.
• Visual circuits should be flown outside the offshore islands.
• Pass abeam Tsoungriaki Island (2.6 nm from touchdown) at 920 ft to achieve a 3.3 degree approach.
• Correct visual perspective will appear high due to 3.3 degree approach, narrow runway and significant up-slope.
• The narrow runway perspective coupled with runway up-slope and a slightly higher than normal rate of descent, leads to a tendency to flare late and an increased risk of a hard landing.
• Boats possible on short final
• Cross the SKP 300° R at approx 850 ft to achieve a 3 degree approach.
• Correct visual perspective will appear low due to significant runway down-slope.
• There is a possibility of a disconcerting mirage effect of boats and shipping appearing to be at the far end of the runway.
• Shortly after the touchdown zone the runway down-slope increases significantly.
• If touchdown does not occur prior to the start of the significant down-slope (approx 1500ft/450m from the threshold), go-around.
RUNWAY AND AIRPORT FACILITIES
Undulating runway profile. The first 1500ft/450m of RWY 20 is fairly level, then slopes down rapidly. ATC cannot see the first 1000ft/300m of RWY 20. The runway is not grooved. On both sides of the runway a hard shoulder gives the impression of a more normal width runway. Turns at the threshold of RWY 02 must be made in a clockwise direction.
TAKE-OFF AND DEPARTURE
A visual departure from RWY 02 to the north is available from ATC, on request. It requires the aircraft to reach FL 90 by SKP 338°R/15D.