Initially built by British Royal Engineers during World War II, the Faroe Islands' only airfield was re-opened as a civilian airport in 1963. In 2011, the runway was extended from 1,250 metres to 1,800 metres, allowing planes with sizes up to Airbus A319 to land and depart.
A number of domestic Faroese destinations can be reached from Vagar by Atlantic Airways helicopter service. Atlantic Airways also serves several international destinations, including Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Aberdeen, Narsarsuaq, Bergen, Stavanger and Barcelona.
Charts & Flight procedures
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When performing the LLZ/DME approaches (runway 12 & 30) make sure to fly as close as possible to LLZ-course, otherwise sufficient terrain clearance might not be provided.
It is known that during approach and departure from Vagar turbulences and, in case of strong south-westerly winds, strong wirls may be expected. A special system has been established to temporarily close any traffic in case of expected heavy turbulences.
No SID/STAR/RNAV procedures established, expect vectoring. Pay attention to the IFR arrival procedures described in the AIP.
FSX - Freeware: flightsim.com (search for "vagar_airport_fsx.zip")
FS9 - Freeware: flightsim.com (search for "vagar.zip")
X-Plane - Freeware
Prepar3D - Payware
FS2004 - Payware
FSX - Payware
X-Plane 10 - Payware