Video: Cool Cities and Cool escapes. Pilot canadian Captain Andrew Farr
When you arrive to the Maldives you will land on Hulhule island, the home of Velana International Airport. The actual Capital city of Male is on another island, a 10 minute boat ride away, or 10 minutes by car over the new bridge. On one side of the island you have the boats and the airspirt buildings, in the middle, there are landig strip and on the other side you will find the buildings of Trans Maldivian Airways - TMA - and the seaplane airport. Mostly in water, of course. It is the most unusual and exotic airport in the world. - See picture below.
This wonderful video is about the day in the life of a seaplane pilot in the Maldives - Andrew Farr. Every visitor who has ever come to the Maldives and gone on to their designated resort by seaplne are fascinated by the barefoot pilots. The number of pictures on the internet of bare feet at the end of , more or less, hairy legs in green shorts are astounding!! I think these guys and girls are beyond cool. Best job in the world??? Most likely!!
Very interesting film, please watch and learn and dream away to paradise. Me? I will land in the morning of October 23 2018 next. Maybe I will be flown by Captain Farr??? Wouldn't that be great!!??
Velana International Airport
Below you can see Male - the Capital - and the newly opened bridge leadin to Hulhule island with Velana International Airport.