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V. C. Bird International Airport

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Name V. C. Bird International Airport
Region South America and Caribbean
Territory Antigua and Barbuda AG.gif
Location St. John's, Antigua
Serving St. John's
Elevation 18.898 m
62 ft
62 ft18.898 m
Coordinates 17° 8' 12.00" N, 61° 47' 34.00" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 2744 m9,002.625 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation TAPA 111500Z 08011KT 050V130 9999 FEW020 30/24 Q1015 NOSIG
Station Vc Bird International Airport Antigua
Date/Time 11 August 2020 15:00:00
Wind direction 80°
Wind speed 11 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 30°C
Dew point 24°C
Humidity 70%
QNH 1015 hPa
Weather condition n/a

V.C. Bird International Airport is located on the island of Antigua, 8 km4.32 nm
8,000 m
26,246.719 ft
northeast of St. John's, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda.


Tropical Monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am) - monthly mean temperatures above 18°C64.4 °F
291.15 K
524.07 °R
in every month of the year and features wet and dry seasons. A tropical monsoon climate typically features less pronounced dry seasons than a tropical savanna climate and see less variance in temperatures during the course of the year. The driest month nearly always occurs at or soon after the "winter" solstice.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of TAPA

  • BN2P, Antigua East Caribbean Sea, 2012 (On 7 October 2012, a Britten-Norman BN2 Islander pilot lost control of their aircraft shortly after take off from Antigua when the right engine stopped due to the presence of water in the corresponding fuel tank. The Investigation found that heavy rain whilst the aircraft had been parked prior to flight had resulted in water entering the tank because of "anomalies" in the fuel tank filler neck and cap. The reason why the pilot had been unable to keep control of the aircraft was not explained but evidence of his performance under training and test suggested weakness in aircraft control.)