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ID 30337 Views: 322
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Overview
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) An overview of runway 4/22 at Quepos. Now paved with asphalt, on my first visit here in 1998, it was covered in cinders. The runway is 3,609 feet long, 35 feet wide, and 85 feet above sea level. Most operations take place with aircraft landing on runway 22, towards the terminal, and departing on runway 04 as seen in this photo. Although I can find no reference of it being strictly a one-way-in, one-way-out runway, I\\\'ve been there three times and never saw it work any other way, and there aren\\\'t even traces of skid marks on the runway 04 side!

ID 30336 Views: 415
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AYQ (cn 422) The captain seems to be checking out the left main tire on this Twin Otter before departing Quepos for San Jose/Pavas. It does appear to be a bit low!

ID 30335 Views: 404
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Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AYQ (cn 422) Rolling out for departure, this angle shows the primitive paint scheme off to good effect. I believe it was designed by the children of the Nature Air sponsored NatureKids program. Nature Air was also the first airline in the world to be declared carbon neutral.

ID 30334 Views: 348
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
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Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) Welcome to the jungle! The "parking lot" and welcome signs as you walk to the exit at Quepos. From here, we rode in a Jeep taxi to our hotel near Manuel Antonio State Park.

ID 30333 Views: 386
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Business (Corporate Aircraft)
Beechcraft F90 King Air
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AWM (cn LA-76) Landing at Aerodromo La Managua in the Pacific coastal town of Quepos, Costa Rica.

ID 26877 Views: 322
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Airport Buildings/Property
Airport Terminal Internal View
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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None (cn None) A 2007 view of the interior of the open-air terminal building at Quepos/La Managua airport in Costa Rica. On a previous visit nine years earlier, the airport featured a gravel runway and a thatched-roof building smaller than this one.

ID 26876 Views: 405
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZC (cn 433) Photographed out of the side window of Sansa Caravan TI-BAN as we pull up to the terminal at La Managua in Quepos. The Twin Otter is about to depart in the opposite direction from the one that we just arrived on, which is pretty much the norm here at Quepos.

ID 26875 Views: 394
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAN (cn 208B0710) On short final to La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica (XQP/MRQP), we pass over palm oil plantations that only stop to make room for the runway. Just beyond the hills lies the Pacific Ocean, a tropical paradise, and the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park.

ID 18594 Views: 338
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZU (cn 208B0640) (Best to view at 1152.) Turning out for departure, this Sansa Caravan is headed back to San Jose, from where I had arrived just a short while ago aboard another Sansa Caravan. Since my first time in the tropical paradise of Quepos Costa Rica, La Managua airport had upgraded its services with an actual paved runway and upgraded "terminal" facilities.

ID 11714 Views: 860
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZU (cn 208B0640) A Sansa Caravan lifts off of runway 04 at Aerodromo La Managua in Quepos on a hot afternoon in this coastal city.

ID 11711 Views: 377
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZU (cn 208B0640) Feeling tropical? This Caravan has just arrived from San Jose with a load of excited tourists visiting this beautiful paradise. Quepos' runway is a one-way runway due to the jungle on this end, with arrivals coming in one direction and departing in the opposite direction.

ID 11710 Views: 363
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AZU (cn 204B0640) Arriving in Quepos Costa Rica from San Jose, this Sansa Caravan is approaching its parking spot with another load of tourists.

ID 6306 Views: 329
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAE (cn 208B640) Parked on the ramp at La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica, the impressive size of the Caravan is made evident by the co-pilot who is standing next to the aircraft. This would be the plane that would take us back to San Jose about ten minutes after this shot. March 13, 2007

ID 6305 Views: 17612
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AYQ (cn 422) With the passengers still on board and the engines just shut down, this Nature Air Twin Otter is already having its luggage unloaded on the departure end of runway 04 at the exotic little airfield at La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica. March 13, 2007

ID 6304 Views: 401
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Private
Beechcraft F90 King Air
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AWM (cn LA-76) Pictured at La Managua in Quepos, Costa Rica, this Captain gave me the thumb's up when he caught me taking a shot of his plane during a quick five minute stop here. March 13, 2007

ID 5995 Views: 374
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Travelair
Let 410 UVP Turbolet
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 21, 1998
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AWY (cn 84.13.13) Another view of this nice Let 410, this time sitting on the ramp at La Managua in Quepos in the days before the runway was properly paved. I would soon board this plane for a flight back to San Jose...how it got off the ground here, I may never know! March 21, 1998

ID 3342 Views: 465
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Nature Air
DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AYQ (cn 422) Upon arrival from Pavas in San Jose, this Twin Otter is being positioned for deplaning and boarding at the terminal end of the runway at La Managua in Quepos. This festively painted aircraft belongs to the successor of Travelair, whom I first flew to Quepos in 1998. March 13, 2007

ID 3323 Views: 518
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Travelair
Let 410 UVP Turbolet
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 21, 1998
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AWY (cn 84.13.13) Having arrived on a six-seater Cessna earlier in the day, I was really surprised to see our ride back to Pavas airport in San Jose would be on board this Let 410 Turbolet. This was the first Let 410 I'd ever seen, let alone rode in. Pictured rolling out on the as yet un-paved runway in Quepos during a rather dry season. This aircraft was reported broken up in San Jose in January 2004. March 21, 1998

ID 3307 Views: 364
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Private
Beechcraft F90 King Air
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 13, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-AWM (cn LA-76) Rolling out on LaManagua's narrow runway, this King Air made a very quick turn around and was on its way again in five minutes. March 13, 2007

ID 3236 Views: 392
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Airline / Aircraft Type Location and Date Photographer
Sansa
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Quepos - La Managua (XQP/MRQP)
Costa Rica, March 8, 2007
Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.
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TI-BAN (cn 208B0710) A view of the airport terminal at La Managua Aerodrome as we pull up to our parking space on board Sansa Caravan TI-BAN. The first time I came here, the terminal had a thatched roof! March 8, 2007

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