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Isle of Man Airport

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Name Isle of Man Airport
Region Europe
Territory United Kingdom GB.gif
Location Near Castletown, Isle of Man
Serving Isle of Man
Elevation 15.85 m
52 ft
52 ft15.85 m
Coordinates 54° 4' 56.29" N, 4° 37' 37.06" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
3/21 1255 m4,117.454 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
8/26 1837 m6,026.903 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes
17/35 903 m2,962.598 ft
27 m88.583 ft

Observation EGNS 120050Z 24014KT 200V270 9999 SCT023 06/01 Q0996
Station Isle Of Man / Ronaldsway Airport
Date/Time 12 December 2019 00:50:00
Wind direction 240°
Wind speed 14 kts
Lowest cloud amount scattered clouds
Temperature 6°C
Dew point 1°C
Humidity 70%
QNH 996 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Isle of Man Airport



Also formerly known as Ronaldsway Airport, the airport serves the whole of the Isle of Man, a self-governing British Crown Dependency.


Temperate Marine climate/Oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). Moderately cool summer and comparatively warm winter with a temperature range of only 14°C57.2 °F
287.15 K
516.87 °R
. Prevailing winds are south-westerly and whilst there is almost no risk of winter radiation fog or summer thunderstorms, the airport is exposed to a significant risk of advection fog between April and August.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of EGNS

  • D328, Isle of Man, 2005 (On 28 November 2005, a Dornier 328 departing from Isle of Man was unable to rotate at the speed calculated as applicable but the crew were able to complete a successful rejected take off. The Investigation found that the crew had failed to use the increased tale off speeds which were required for the aircraft type involved after the aircraft had been de/anti iced prior to taxiing for takeoff.)
  • F50, Isle of Man, 2009 (On 15 January 2009 a VLM Fokker 50 left the side of the runway at the Isle of Man during the daylight landing roll. It was concluded that directional control had been lost on the wet runway because the crew had attempted rudder steering whilst also applying reverse pitch, an action which was contrary to SOPSs.)
  • L410, Isle of Man, 2017 (On 23 February 2017, a Czech-operated Let-410 departed from Isle of Man into deteriorating weather conditions and when unable to land at its destination returned and landed with a crosswind component approximately twice the certified limit. The local Regulatory Agency instructed ATC to order the aircraft to immediately stop rather than attempt to taxi and the carrier’s permit to operate between the Isle of Man and the UK was subsequently withdrawn. The Investigation concluded that the context for the event was a long history of inadequate operational safety standards associated with its remote provision of flights for a Ticket Seller.)