The founder on final approach to our project:
The existing 4,000 foot runway (all of it usable with ocean on both ends), is currently capable of handling short-field corporate jets such as Cessna Citations or large twin-engine airplanes. The airstrip is owned by the country of Chile, but it is in the closest possible place we can locate a runway to our island building site. It includes a docking area for easy transition to the island. In addition, it has a connection to the only north/south highway that runs the length of Chile thus providing us total dominance in that region.
In a tax-free zone, having an airstrip to import to, and for construction, will be a huge asset.
The following is what the airstrip looked like before we invested a year of work to convince the government of Chile to pave it for us. For one year the founder had as our top priority a campaign to lobby the Chilean government to pave the airstrip for us. This is what it looked like as a dirt airstrip:
The picture at the top of this webpage is what it now looks like after it has been paved.
This airport will provide us with a trifecta: 1) air, 2) sea, and 3) land.
We had an expert design an ILS (instrument landing system) approach. Our next step is to perform a “Signals Analysis.” We believe an ILS is possible, but require funding to complete the work.