"Skylink's short Easter Island Page" Easter Island by Skylink
Easter Island Travel Guide: 628 reviews and 1,507 photos
This page is a short, abbreviated page. Before one decides that this page is lousy, visit my full scale pages about Sydney Australia, San Francisco USA, Fort Riley Kansas USA.
Being a short, abbreviated page, there are no photos. I have photos but none of them are digital. I need to scan them.
A bit of history not found on other pages. In 1984, surveyors from the United States Air Force visited Easter Island. They wanted to designate the island's airport as an emergency landing strip for space shuttle flights going into polar orbit from California. Because of budget shortfalls, the space shuttle launch facilities were never built. The government decided that only one launch site in Florida was enough. In the meantime, the US Government extended the 9,500 ft. runway 2000 feet and moved the fuel storage tanks out of the way. Now the airfield can accomodate any large plane, even the Concorde and 747. (The airfield can manage the plane even if there aren't enough hotel rooms for a full 747). 2 local residents told me different parts of the above story.
Easter Island is a very interesting island. Do not be scared of visiting even though I have written many warnings below. I need to add more about the nice things about Easter Island!
You can rent a horse or rent a tour guide (who has a truck). If you stay in town, you can walk. You can also walk to the... more travel advice
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