Tingwall Airport

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Tingwall Airport

Lerwick/Tingwall Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerShetland Islands Council
LocationGott, Shetland, Scotland
Elevation AMSL45 ft / 14 m
Coordinates60°11′31″N 001°14′37″W / 60.19194°N 1.24361°W / 60.19194; -1.24361Coordinates: 60°11′31″N 001°14′37″W / 60.19194°N 1.24361°W / 60.19194; -1.24361
EGET is located in Shetland
Location in Shetland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 764 2,507 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[2]

Tingwall Airport (IATA: LWK, ICAO: EGET), also known as Lerwick/Tingwall Airport, is located in the Tingwall valley, near the village of Gott, 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) northwest of Lerwick on the mainland island of the Shetland, Scotland. Although it is the nearest airport to Lerwick, it is not Shetland's main airport, which is at Sumburgh. It is the one most used for flights to islands within the Shetlands.

Tingwall Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P614) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Shetland Islands Council).[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Directflight[4] Fair Isle, Foula, Papa Stour

Accidents and incidents[edit]

In 1996, an air ambulance lost altitude while turning to final approach for Runway 2 in strong and gusting winds, crashing 1.5 km short of the runway. The pilot was killed, and the doctor and nurse in the passenger cabin were injured. (Their patient had already been delivered to Inverness.) Lack of adequate ground lighting or other visual cues during the nighttime approach was a factor.[5]


  1. ^ Lerwick/Tingwall - EGET
  2. ^ UK Airport Statistics: 2007 - annual
  3. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  4. ^ Directflight Ltd Archived 21 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Air Accidents Investigation Branch. "BN2A-26 Islander, G-BEDZ, 19 May 1996". GOV.UK. Department for Transport, Air Accidents Investigation Branch. Retrieved 31 December 2015.

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