I took the world's shortest flight. It was underwhelming.

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The flight between Papa Westray and Westray takes 80-90 seconds and covers about 2km. Why does it exist? And what's it like? On a rainy day in the Orkney Islands, I went to find out.

Thanks to Sam from Wendover Productions! www.youtube.com/wendoverprodu...

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Tom Scott
  • Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    29 dögum síðan

    And that's the last video from the Orkneys! And do keep an eye on the second channel: if all goes well, it'll launch on Wednesday, with the first video proper going up on Saturday!

    • I’m Irresponsible

      I’m Irresponsible

      5 dögum síðan


    • Arlo Lipof

      Arlo Lipof

      7 dögum síðan

      Second channels are always a bad idea. If it’s not worthy of your main channel, don’t show it.

    • Geleeuw


      7 dögum síðan

      Thanks for polluting for absolutely no reason.

    • LaGabbyBubbles


      12 dögum síðan


    • i7887


      13 dögum síðan

      @沈川Regis J.S. Its called Tom Scott Plus

  • Samuel Phillips

    Samuel Phillips

    Klukkustund síðan

    “That is also a bird”
    -Tom Scott, 2021

  • Cossi Cowens

    Cossi Cowens

    Klukkustund síðan

    I'm guessing there is no in-flight meals available then 🤔😎

  • Michael Kelligan

    Michael Kelligan

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I took the world's longest flight, it was overwhelming.

  • Kiba Inuzuka

    Kiba Inuzuka

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    0:31 EREN JEAGER

  • Soapy


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Tom Scott: That’s a bird.

  • SoySauce Cars

    SoySauce Cars

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    1:30 Loganair more like Shortanair

  • Fat Cat

    Fat Cat

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    When ur local driver is also ur pilot.

  • EAS Alarm YouTube

    EAS Alarm YouTube

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Who thought that the orange wind thing in the thumbnail was a carrot?

  • Edda233


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Its so green... I think even in a place like this it would take me a very long time to get tired of it.

  • TheNigel55


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    As i have never been on a aircraft, don't think i would like it ,think it would scare me well it would not be for long

  • MrGuinness1974


    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Dont ever use this voiceover bloke ever again!!! anyway it is AEROPLANE not Airplane.

  • CitrusMikasa Gaming

    CitrusMikasa Gaming

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    "Its raining sideways!"

    Sniper: the wind is at it again
    Sniper 2: Wait seriously?!

  • Toxic Sapiens

    Toxic Sapiens

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Jumping in place with your feet is also a short flight.



    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Amazing, to say the least!

  • vinish dubey

    vinish dubey

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Scotland 🤩🤩🤩🤩

  • Alan A

    Alan A

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    What a waste of taxpayers' money

  • Mc Nonce

    Mc Nonce

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    Holy....some airline safety briefs are more longer than this

  • Saki Yoshida

    Saki Yoshida

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    wait it is Tom Scott nvm

  • Proud Troll

    Proud Troll

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Is that really the world's oldest still standing house?

  • Joof Bing

    Joof Bing

    Degi Síðan síðan

    This is probably a great flight for pilot training, you get loads of landing practice in just an hour or so 😆

  • Reeve Harper

    Reeve Harper

    Degi Síðan síðan

    That pilote must be REALLY good at landings

  • DarkDestroyerGaming


    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'd love to fly on the shortest flight the shortest flight I have been on was about 10 - 12 minutes from Vancouver to Victoria and then return to fly back to London then home to The West Midlands. I'm sure a flight to Aberdeen from Birmingham could be done then to Kirkwall then to Papa Westray make it a Day Trip.

  • Iznikroc


    Degi Síðan síðan

    why not a helicopter?

  • Arfan Eka Diandra

    Arfan Eka Diandra

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'll just... get a license thanks

  • Jeffrey Anderson

    Jeffrey Anderson

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I have flown JFK - Oakland - SFO on a DC-10. Also Cancun - Cozumel on a DC-3

  • Symphony


    Degi Síðan síðan

    “It’s a bird, it’s a plane!”
    Tom Scott: “nope 0:31”

  • Anto7358


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Good old rise in saturation of the thumbnail image in the hopes of more views.
    Oh, well...

  • roman niggli

    roman niggli

    Degi Síðan síðan

    well, despite all your concerns I think this video wendover quite well :D

  • Luke Pighetti

    Luke Pighetti

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'm surprised that there isn't a shorter flight in the Virgin Islands

  • Mikhail Komorovsky

    Mikhail Komorovsky

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Now those aRe birds

  • dapolarbear


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Love the combo with Wendover! Are you guys doing revenue sharing for this video?

  • Gamer_Gaming


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Of course it was

  • Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas.

    Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas.

    2 dögum síðan

    i must MUST try this!

  • William Baxter

    William Baxter

    2 dögum síðan

    One flight=One Anime OP.

  • CAT 43

    CAT 43

    2 dögum síðan

    Congratulations for your airbus experience

  • Pizzagulper


    2 dögum síðan

    I bet those pilots are really good at taking off and landing. Their job is like a constant speed training run. XD

  • Fred Friar

    Fred Friar

    2 dögum síðan

    I believe the flight between St Kits and Nevis is shorter

  • haajee1


    2 dögum síðan

    If it was in the Netherlands i think the made a foot or bicycle ferry. And on self service i think. But great to see!

  • Juan Baker

    Juan Baker

    2 dögum síðan

    Well didnt expect sam doing voicover of tom's plane vlog in a tom scott video without showing any stock footage

  • UnPokemon


    2 dögum síðan

    To be fair, what did you expect? :')

  • Kenny


    2 dögum síðan


  • DarkXTC


    2 dögum síðan

    Letting sam narrate the video was a brilliant idea. THAT's how you do cross channel promotion right^^

  • k w

    k w

    2 dögum síðan

    That's not the world's shortest flight. I've done plenty that were nowhere near 2km or 90 seconds long.

  • Mr Real Nobody

    Mr Real Nobody

    3 dögum síðan

    No air service
    No Bathrooms
    NO co pilot
    Looks like someones getting 1 star

  • Tuna


    3 dögum síðan

    When I heard “logistics” I knew it was wendover

  • maybecomics


    3 dögum síðan

    Why can't anyone just be whelmed?

  • Karin


    3 dögum síðan

    I'm so focused on the video when the plane is on air, I didn't hear a thing of the explanations.... 😟💦

  • Erin Giron

    Erin Giron

    3 dögum síðan

    It’s raining sideways

  • LadyPrincessDiana


    3 dögum síðan

    You don't even have time to watch a full safety video in the time it takes for this plane to go to point A to point B 🤔

  • Josefina Lopez

    Josefina Lopez

    3 dögum síðan

    The squeamish copper unequivocally boast because mailbox inherently stuff near a woebegone maria. productive, annoyed direction

  • Sinaduel


    3 dögum síðan

    Sounds rough Ollie do you have an umbrella?

  • Sayville Tech

    Sayville Tech

    3 dögum síðan

    I bet those pilots are the best in the world when it comes take offs and landings.

  • Herik


    3 dögum síðan

    This pilot prob has Guinness world record number of commercial take off and landings

  • Vincent Noto

    Vincent Noto

    3 dögum síðan

    Island hopping

  • Victoria Marshall

    Victoria Marshall

    3 dögum síðan

    OMG a Tom/Wendover crossover episode! Dreams really do come true!

  • Emily An

    Emily An

    3 dögum síðan

    the landing...

  • George Geoffrick

    George Geoffrick

    3 dögum síðan

    To be fair I didn't listen to a single word of the voice over. I just watched the plane fly across for a mile

  • SAHM


    3 dögum síðan

    But why not a helicopter trip between them? (I know Wendover had a video about why helicopter airlines failed)

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      3 dögum síðan

      When does the flight start?

  • Dani


    3 dögum síðan

    So you made about a video about a flight that was longer than the flight itself.

  • Peter Whitaker

    Peter Whitaker

    3 dögum síðan

    Tom....stop talking. why do Americans spoil videos because they love the sound of their own voice.

  • combossss


    3 dögum síðan

    I think the best way to make this more cost effective is to reserve the aircraft an hour before departure and pick up passengers that also reserved on that time span. Some buses operate on this strategy here in The Netherlands if the routes are uneconomical.

  • Bluehawk2008


    3 dögum síðan

    I watched a Tom Scott video. It was underwhelming.

  • PKMartin


    4 dögum síðan

    Am I imagining this? I swear I've seen a Tom Scott video about this exact air service before.

  • 4ever true

    4ever true

    4 dögum síðan

    Soooo, why can't they use a small hoovercraft as transportation for connecting the islanders?...

  • OldCountryman


    4 dögum síðan

    … meaning people shouldn’t live there, they should leave it to the birds.

  • Max Schmidt

    Max Schmidt

    4 dögum síðan

    This must be a pilots hell

  • dinkus stinkus

    dinkus stinkus

    4 dögum síðan

    Underwhelming? You still flew through the air at a speed no animal was ever meant to so I think at the absolute worst it was whelming.

  • Harris Keeley

    Harris Keeley

    4 dögum síðan

    M a s k o f f w e b. are so the best

  • Harris Keeley

    Harris Keeley

    4 dögum síðan

    M a s k o f f w e b are so the best

  • Andrew s

    Andrew s

    4 dögum síðan

    My 2 fav youtubers

  • Mr Jukester

    Mr Jukester

    4 dögum síðan

    Guess you could call it a "plane ride."

  • Fernando M

    Fernando M

    4 dögum síðan

    Greta Thunberg dislikes

  • You're should of learnt grammer !

    You're should of learnt grammer !

    4 dögum síðan

    When does the flight start?

  • Coolman


    4 dögum síðan

    This is literally half a siege game

  • Mashed Potate

    Mashed Potate

    4 dögum síðan

    Now THIS is the greatest crossover of all time

  • Sum Randum Guy

    Sum Randum Guy

    4 dögum síðan

    why not just use a boat?

  • Jason Luong

    Jason Luong

    4 dögum síðan

    Finally, a flight that is as long as the attention span of an average Youtube viewer

    • Lako


      Degi Síðan síðan


  • Yaroslav Ivanov

    Yaroslav Ivanov

    4 dögum síðan

    Why does Tom Scott look computer generated?

  • Wesley Silveira

    Wesley Silveira

    4 dögum síðan

    Narrator of the plane: "Put your bags on... Wait! We don't have space for it, throw it away!! 🤣🤬🤬😠😡"

  • PieceOfKurt


    4 dögum síðan

    I wish I was a Sam

  • Stephen Koebel

    Stephen Koebel

    4 dögum síðan

    Moody stare into the sky. Check.

  • B&O Operator Fairmont

    B&O Operator Fairmont

    4 dögum síðan

    "Welcome aboard Loganair service to Westray. Please relax and enjoy the flight. Please be sure your seatbelt is fastened as we will be landing at Westray in about one minute and Thank You for flying Loganair."

  • SimplyKryptic


    4 dögum síðan

    Now, to the weather with Ollie. Ollie?
    Sounds rough, Ollie.

  • Rogoznica FC

    Rogoznica FC

    4 dögum síðan

    I SWEARRRRRR TOOOO GOD that this wendover productions guy has his voice in at least 10 different yt channels

  • Blame Yourself

    Blame Yourself

    4 dögum síðan

    We can here talk about touch-and-goes!

  • Harry Megan

    Harry Megan

    4 dögum síðan

    Patronising tw@

  • Jaydan jm

    Jaydan jm

    5 dögum síðan

    - Ollie Williams

  • furious173


    5 dögum síðan

    Why they just don't use helicopters instead?

  • Simon


    5 dögum síðan

    Chicken or Beef?

  • Geckuro


    5 dögum síðan

    Cool vid

  • Anshu Chaturvedi

    Anshu Chaturvedi

    5 dögum síðan

    "That's a bird, that's a bird... that is also a bird" ummm quite informative xDD

  • fouoii gyhh

    fouoii gyhh

    5 dögum síðan

    You know, my dad was actually a teacher who lived on the mainland and had to take the flight out to North Ronaldsy to teach there 3 times a week

  • GiraffeBlues


    5 dögum síðan

    Nobody cares, L

  • S. H.

    S. H.

    5 dögum síðan

    I don't know if this guy is 18 or 40

    • fouoii gyhh

      fouoii gyhh

      5 dögum síðan

      I swear you did a video on this a few years back... Im getting the weirdest deja-vu

  • matt wilcock

    matt wilcock

    5 dögum síðan

    So what did you expect? Full cabin service? Maybe a movie? it's a short flight providing a valuable service to the locals, not a major tourist attraction, underwhelmed, IDIOT

  • krenv


    5 dögum síðan

    Funnily enough this shortest flight was presented on a French show broadcast on France 5 in August!

  • 44theshadow


    5 dögum síðan

    I would've thought a rowboat would do it just fine...

  • Richard


    5 dögum síðan

    you look like my friend poet

  • Shayne Hopkins

    Shayne Hopkins

    5 dögum síðan

    If the plane takes roughly 80 seconds to make a trip that is only a mile, then that means the plane was traveling at 45 miles an hour, which is slightly slower than I expected a plane that size to gain lift. If you meant a kilometer, then that would be even more worrisome. Maybe the plane is smaller than any common model I’m familiar with.