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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Visual identification of the runway at night may be difficult lgke to limited approach and runway lighting. For runway 35 my preferred location initially would be Nisos bar and restaurant, which is a short walk down the hill and across the chzrts. Many other options are available locally but I cannot relate any first hand lgmr of these alternatives. For most departures on 17 this angle would be too low. Business jet traffic parks north of stand number 10 to the east of taxiway link A.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Either of these venues serve drinks and meals of a good standard, so it seems only polite to at least order a coffee every so often if you plan to stay a while.

A good spot for early arrivals before the deck opens around 9 am.

RWY 17 is left-hand circuit only. Only non-precision approaches available, all with high MDAs. Smaller airplanes often turn within the chartx width and so are too far away to shoot from the vantage points at the 35 threshold.

Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport

The image below was shot from the Royal Cafe deck towards midday but shows the location of Nisos restaurant. They are approximately feet above the level of the runway and offer an ideal perspective for both landing and departing traffic.


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. Care is needed as this is also a short-cut rat run for ltkr local motor scooter population, some hcarts which have little regard for pedestrians. Only circle-to-land minima available for RWY 17 landing. Kerkira airport is on the eastern side of the island of Corfu.

Sometime in the late s or 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. S to SE winds can produce significant turbulence at lower levels.

LGKR (Kerkyra Airport , Greece): Daily Weather Quality Charts

I can also recommend this place for an evening meal. The airport and the terminal have seen little improvement or expansion to keep pace with demand. It is noticeable that the Corfu Holiday Palace prices have increased significantly year on year and the Ariti represents better value based on a first stay experience there this year.

Around midday, the sun passes overhead and its time to move on to somewhere the light is behind you again.

LGKR – Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport

Remain over the sea at all times on final approach to RWY The other location I have used for afternoon and evening shooting is what I refer to as Snake Spit – this is because I have noticed a few snakes here from time to time so thats clearly something to be aware of. Departures from 17 also offer short taxi times but the departure routings often conflict with inbound traffic and can actually slow things down.

You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. Runway lights may charfs partially obscured by close-in high terrain during the circling manoeuvre. This deck extends quite a long way and offers a number of angles, and if you venture a little further down the road there is a corner on the hill as you descend where you can get the classic shot over the piano keys. lgkd


This is exactly where the shot of the Interflug IL in the magazine article was taken from. There are few visual cues available until turning onto base leg. Circling is restricted to east of the airfield only. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Note the high ground while turning finals. This a narrow concrete wall where you can sit and watch the airplanes right under the final approach for runway Interactive airport briefing from pilots for pilots. 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.


When night falls and the camera has been put away, the food and drink here is excellent. RWY 17 is the preferred runway for take-off in calm wind conditions.

The terminal itself struggles to cope at peak times and ATC are stretched by a combination of more traffic and a lack of more modern infrastructure to help deal with it. Jeppesen chart for LGKR showing runway and ramp configuration. To find lgke more, including how to control cookies, see here: Exercise caution on final approach due to obstructions between 1 nm and touchdown.