The World's Most Useful Airport [Documentary]

31. des.. 2019
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  • If you want to learn more about the fascinating, isolated island of St Helena, listen to our podcast Extremities. We spent a whole season covering how St Helena works--its economy, its people, its government, and much more:

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    • You have done a good job promoting St Helena as a Tourist destination.

      Ravi MRavi M8 dager siden
    • This makes my eyes water a'bit. What a place.

      Doug ChitwoodDoug Chitwood15 dager siden
    • Try cross country flights in a fighter jet... Hard not to push buttons

      Doug ChitwoodDoug Chitwood15 dager siden
    • Good Show

      Doug ChitwoodDoug Chitwood15 dager siden
    • What about Turkish Airlines on St Helena?

      EldahalasEldahalas23 dager siden
  • Good place for a zombie film.

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  • I hope they cancelled flights during the Pandemic. To save the lives of the people on the Island.

    Marion PettkusMarion Pettkus2 dager siden
  • I woke up to this...

    Dereck OrtizDereck Ortiz3 dager siden
  • This is such a British (media) problem.

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  • I thought this was nebula original

    Stavros KosmasStavros Kosmas3 dager siden
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    Yufeng YanYufeng Yan4 dager siden
  • That was an odd moment. 7:30 Gwenyth Howell, lady with a Welsh name, looks Welsh (my Welsh Nan had similar features), speaks with the broadest South African accent possible . . . Us British, we get everywhere. ;)

    The Gods Right-Hand ManThe Gods Right-Hand Man4 dager siden
  • There isn't a single newspaper in this country (Britain) that doesn't print an absolute load of toilet on a regular basis.

    Beerlao BeermaoBeerlao Beermao4 dager siden
  • 24:11 Bill

    Mister RaiderMister Raider5 dager siden
  • Very nice. How much? For the island I mean. How much for the whole shebang?

    MorpheusMorpheus5 dager siden
  • We will dominate NOtown

    Nickson TjiuNickson Tjiu5 dager siden

    Matt MadolahMatt Madolah5 dager siden
  • Great, information

    Murugan 1968Murugan 19686 dager siden
  • The media she have to go to military Court prove themselves innocent

    mosathomemosathome6 dager siden
  • I think it was an excellent idea to build a billion dollar airport on an island that has never been able to support itself. Ninety passengers per week should cover the cost. It is just tax payer money. lollollollooolllolololol

    John WareJohn Ware6 dager siden
  • "I'm the right-hand man for the CEO" So is that guy Assistant Regional Manager?

    Bora BayramBora Bayram6 dager siden
  • Britain still has colonies! Plzz leave that place it belongs to africans especially black africans.

    Y GY G7 dager siden
  • "What will determine the airport's success is what's to come, and the Christmas 2019 season is bringing something promising - sold-out flights." ... Hmmmmm.

    M. PoivronM. Poivron8 dager siden
  • .....Anyway, that island is closest to Africa and furthest from London on your list....they stole it.

    ZERO’S 808TVZERO’S 808TV11 dager siden
  • Colony in other words

    prikljucakprikljucak11 dager siden
  • This video will help a lot.

    Midori KoçakMidori Koçak11 dager siden
  • This was a beautiful documentary. Loved it all.

    Gift BilibanaGift Bilibana12 dager siden
  • Is it just me or does the lady at 7:42 sound South African??

    Michael LatskyMichael Latsky12 dager siden
  • The real solution--just park an aircraft carrier next to the island.

    drakedbzdrakedbz13 dager siden
  • 16:11 I never thought I'd ever hear a British-Australian-Chinese-Indian-Texan accent

    Joey WuJoey Wu13 dager siden
  • Hope the airport will survive covid

    Torsten UnhgerTorsten Unhger13 dager siden
  • I bet the people paid for the airport and didn't get want profit from it.

    Valient SixValient Six13 dager siden
  • I think Wendover changed this Useless airport to a useful one

    Marc EdwardMarc Edward13 dager siden
  • Thanks for the history and introduction to Saint Helena. Looking forward to the full documentary. Charming and magical place that I hope doesn’t get spoiled by tourism. I love the Observation Deck crowd!

    Cathy WickernCathy Wickern14 dager siden
  • 36:25 WHAT IS THE OTHER? It is an island, if you're not arriving by air or by sea, what does Other represent? Birth? Walking along the bottom of the sea?

    SolitusSolitus14 dager siden
  • 1:40 oh no... did they open the Cockpit window to hold the flags out and then got sprayed by the water? 😂

    FxshleinFxshlein14 dager siden
  • Try and have faith in something even knowing you may never see it or feel it it's there.

    Doug ChitwoodDoug Chitwood15 dager siden
  • Airlink is a subsidiary (which focus on smaller planes and smaller airports) of South African Airways, a corrupt and severely mismanaged money-pit to the South African taxpayer that gets frequently bailed out by an already bankrupt government (and a probable and popular conspiracy theory is that it is a front for connected politicians to siphon tax money)

    munky82munky8215 dager siden
  • just use a smaller aircraft a 737 is a pretty big plane

    Mryamaha R603Mryamaha R60315 dager siden
  • On the one hand, it's great the islanders are less isolated. On the other, the ecocide is raging and air travel is hardly to be encouraged. Maybe they'll be scheduling a flight from the airport to the Falkland islands, some day? For white elephant hunters??? ;)

    Neil LynchNeil Lynch15 dager siden
  • Why didn't these people purchase the Beriev Be-200?

    AfrocanukAfrocanuk15 dager siden
  • this video is 1 year already!! happy one year anniversary!!

    Mohamad RidzwanMohamad Ridzwan16 dager siden
  • The loud bean informally itch because fortnight laparoscopically manage versus a lacking refrigerator. ordinary, overwrought sword

    野村康平野村康平16 dager siden
  • The music towards the end sounds an awful lot like Brian Eno's "Music for Airports"

    Charles QuinnCharles Quinn16 dager siden
  • I was thinking that a remote island would be great for giant telescopes like those built in Hawai'i, but with that cloud cover, I guess not.

    KeovarKeovar16 dager siden
    • they have the attitude to get things done but not the altitude for telescopes.

      RAY pittsRAY pitts16 dager siden
  • Plenty of unused cruiseships going cheap - could have both options ?

    john johnjohn john17 dager siden

    Pleb PlaysPleb Plays17 dager siden
  • I am a 35 year veteran of the Aviation industry, so when I say I mean my comment wholly in a constructive way, I hope you understand that I sincerely mean it. I watched the video from start to finish, and I really must say that the narration and all the interviews feel sooo depressing and, in the end, as if they are looking for sympathy for a lost cause. What a waste! Get a PR consultant with a proven record promoting remote islands and put them on it. All airports can be shown as utile, as in supplies and especially emergency airlift capabilities, but it takes a pro to make people want to go explore such a hidden gem in such a remote and lovely part of the world. Focus on the positives (the people, history, geography, landscape, etc.) not just the struggle to get connected. Just my two cents worth, but I hope with a bit more investment in PR, the island and the people will see their true potential realized. I mean, after watching the video start to finish, I don't even know if there's a decent hotel room(s), restaurant(s) or even a walking path that might be interesting! Think about it, please.

    Dan WarnickDan Warnick17 dager siden

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    Edwon RodriguesEdwon Rodrigues17 dager siden
  • British occupied island

    rupesh vrupesh v17 dager siden
  • After watching this time and being extremely confused, I finally realized the thumbnail is the outline of Saint Helena and not Switzerland. 🤦🏻

    RomanRoman17 dager siden
  • Great job - didn't expect content like this on YT! I would recommend people check out the amazing story of the mammoth engineering job that was the airport build. Go Saints!!

    Prof.HeinousProf.Heinous18 dager siden
  • I cried during a documentary about an airport. All the Saints seem so nice. This is really the most useful airport !

    Helena PetrzljanHelena Petrzljan18 dager siden
  • i love the fact the you make long analytic videos. makes it much more watchable for me!

    Øyvind LieØyvind Lie20 dager siden
  • And then..... Pandemic 2020.

    Eudaemonius MarkIIEudaemonius MarkII20 dager siden
  • Can we get a follow-up on this? Are they okay? What happened in March?

    MoopMoop21 dag siden
  • Briten finding a Island in the middle of nowhere. AH YES! PERFECT FOR A COLONY!

    ShadowShadow21 dag siden
  • Opens airport, covid comes in.

    Adam WebbAdam Webb22 dager siden
  • What? Bad media? There is no good media. They are bad because people are bad (no offence). By writing negativity, media attracts readers and makes money. This is NOT NEW. It has always been a brain washing machine.

    Leon X. LIULeon X. LIU23 dager siden
  • British Tabloids ... An insult to human intelligence.

    B MB M23 dager siden
  • I wonder how they've been doing throughout this pandemic...

    Josh SilvaJosh Silva23 dager siden
  • And now, St. Helena Airport has received a 757-200, a much bigger airplane than the 737!

    tiadaidtiadaid23 dager siden
  • Thank you

    L YL Y24 dager siden
  • me 18 min in being like: can they not just make it longer?

    Ea AlbrechtEa Albrecht24 dager siden
  • This documentary explains why my regional airport gets shut down so often , because of of problems with the fire crew.

    Mbulelo BamMbulelo Bam25 dager siden
  • news writers in the websites are the stupidest ppl in the world.

    vijay bhargavavijay bhargava25 dager siden
  • Wow! - Cheers from Canada. amazing content.

    Nay DoggNay Dogg25 dager siden
  • great topic. the editing was too long on this one though. this would be much better with 8-10 minutes runtime removed.

    Daniel CDaniel C25 dager siden
  • I hate the media

    AlanAlan25 dager siden
  • Who cares about this shit

    Geoff FalconGeoff Falcon26 dager siden
  • Wholesome content. I would love to visit st helena via Cape town some day.

    Parking PateweyoParking Pateweyo26 dager siden
  • Wait is that it? That is the biggest click bait title, I can't believe I watched that whole video. There was not a single reason stated why this is "the world's most useful airport"!

    Casey MaroniCasey Maroni26 dager siden
  • 44:10 Excellent closure of documentary!

    FallenLegendFallenLegend26 dager siden
  • Great documentary, I really feel for this people by this time of the year they must be struggling hard during the pandemic

    Alberto LeonAlberto Leon26 dager siden
  • That island needs a little spa resort. Up to 100 tourist.

    Lamba KariLamba Kari27 dager siden
  • Dont worry airbus and bombardier might have a perfect plane for it (A220 / C series)

    Hansen firdiantoHansen firdianto27 dager siden
  • The oval activity reilly bare because limit lately whistle in a magnificent plant. changeable, deserted sack

    Luke AndrisLuke Andris27 dager siden
  • Napoleon: *INTERESTING*

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    Andril A ChakrabortyAndril A Chakraborty28 dager siden
  • If the only contact is with this flight where does the fuel for the airplanes come from?

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  • The exotic discussion byerly desert because barometer traditionally mug across a purple icon. zealous, curvy sea

    Gagan SinghGagan Singh28 dager siden
  • @26:50 this sounds like something that backhand CEO could look into fixing. Being that extra eye to fix and see if things can be improved... Having a 24/7 firescrew ready to go, for when you have 1 plane landing every week is a bit extreme...

    Chris BananaChris Banana28 dager siden
  • Easy fix: Remove/demolish/excavate the pile of rocks/cliffs that deflect the wind causing the shear, and use it to build a breakwater reef, elsewhere in the island, to moderate/minimize beach erosion, or create an artificial calm lagoon for recreation (sail boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling) and improve tourism.

    JilliberationJilliberation28 dager siden
  • 7:22 I notice that it's always "they", not "we".

    AubriGryphonAubriGryphon28 dager siden
  • wonder what's the COVID situation in St. Helena

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  • The CEO-right-hand guy seems to be very tall, but not unusually tall. So, the camera-man (or woman) must be very short. Fire-guy... the most likely scenario, he will never have to work a single incident in his career. What a job. Too bad he has to do baggages. LOL

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  • Somehow i started crying at 32:06

    Charilaos PapamikroulisCharilaos Papamikroulis29 dager siden
  • weird accent they have on that island

    progamer yeet yeetprogamer yeet yeet29 dager siden
  • £250 million airport for a population of around 4500... Doesn't seem all that fiscally responsible to me...

    Jake BlantonJake Blanton29 dager siden

    Tyler EchardtTyler Echardt29 dager siden
  • Great video. Miscalculations in construction can be corrected but but DO NOT under any circumstances mention or associate your airport with prince andrew👎

    Andre DiazAndre Diaz29 dager siden
  • Ugh the media sometimes is really dumb. The first "attempt" was a fly by, they did not want to do a full stop at that time. The actual first attempt was aborted and ended in a go around, a standard procedure that happens hundreds of times every single day all over the world for a variety of reasons including weather, misaligned planes, traffic etc. etc. The second actual attempt was successful. Mind you that was literally the first time a big commercial plane landed there so they did not know how problematic the windshear would be before. Fucking dumb newspaper and their sensationalist nonsense.

    MarieMarie29 dager siden
  • The interview with the assistant manager dude reminded me of the Movie "District 9", and the interview at the beginning of the movie with the main character.

    Chad JohnsonChad JohnsonMåned siden
  • Weirdest accents ever...

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    • South African

      Speedy SteveSpeedy Steve29 dager siden
  • Consider putting credits at the end of your videos.

    Eli StettnerEli StettnerMåned siden
  • They have such an interesting accent

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  • What's the economy *Bird Watching*

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  • Who the hell forgot to analyze the wind patterns before building it? :D Or if someone did, who was the tool who ignored them? Or who was the suit-guy who didn't order to make them? What ever happened, it's grand negligence....

    MtaalasMtaalasMåned siden
  • Why do their accents sound like a mix between American south and New Zealand.

    PaladreusPaladreusMåned siden
  • It's very simple.. just create a huge corridor WALL around the Runway. And the problem is fixed.

    Manuel CameloManuel CameloMåned siden
  • Useless Airport? I mean did you ever see the Berlin BER Airport?

    ZyxonZyxonMåned siden
  • The fact that you put your shitty streaming subscription advertisement before your shitty "documentary" made me turn it off before it even started.

    Just LarryJust LarryMåned siden

    Europa BambaataaEuropa BambaataaMåned siden
    • 13:08 OK here we go

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