|On final at Wolwedans (FYWD - S25° 6'50.95" E15°59'42.83"),|
the strip here is about 7 meters wide
When flying into these strips it is wise to make a runway inspection. This should be low enough so that you are able to check for runway condition (grass, bigger stones, holes and whatever else might be).
|Landing at the Sossusvlei Lodge |
(FYSL - S24°29'23.71" E15°48'55.40")
Some of these airfields also have windsocks, but in case that there is none you will need to make a plan on determining the wind. And least but not last it is a good idea to check for game on or around the landing strip. And keep an eye on them even during the final approach.
|Geluk-Kulala (FYGK - S24°40'25.26" E15°47'50.68")|
|Sossus Mountain Lodge (FYSL - S24°47'50.34" E15°53'35.46"), |
easy to recognize from that little black mountain
|The apron at Opuwo (FYOP - S18° 3'36.58" E13°51'3.39"), |
where airplanes are preferred sunshades
|Rostock Ritz (FYRZ - S23°33'35.30" E15°50'26.96"), |
it has quite a big trough
And finally on Swakopmund. Earlier it had a runway with paved surface and was nicely alligned (RWY ) with the prevailing winds that are usually 220-240 untill it got completely useless. So now we have a nice gravel runway where some bushes were removed and the surface a was a bit smoothed. And it is almost perpendicular (17/35) to the old one, so in most cases we have quite nice crosswinds.
|Swakopmund final 17|
|Swakopmund final 35|