WORLD'S MOST EXTREME AIRPORTS

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WORLD'S MOST EXTREME AIRPORTS

Post by skipperdan » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:35 pm

Perhaps many of you were able to watch this show on the History Channel "WORLD'S MOST EXTREME AIRPORTS". I was fortunately to be able to watch it twice.

I flew several of these airports and I invite you to fly the following airports. You should experiment with departures and arrivals:

LPMA

LFLJ

VNLK

I wish you happy "Simulating" (or as some of you say "Playing").

I would love to hear some feedback about your experiences.

Note: Watch out for some sudden steep cliffs at the end of the runway.
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You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
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Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
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Post by harkonnen » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:01 pm

Thanks Skipperdan, I'm going to try them today. 8)
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Post by rd » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:13 pm

Hmmm, something that I may actually try. Actually, something I WILL try.

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Post by mel wilson » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:12 am

Yep, the bug bit me too, tried all three, and although I had used Lukla (VNLK) before, I had not tried Madeira (LPMA) or Courchevel (LFLJ) the latter I found to be the most challenging.

Thanks Skip for the bait :lol:

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Post by skipperdan » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:33 am

RD:

Now that I have you nibbling on my bait, try this one next:

LXGB Gibraltar

Here are a few more that were listed on the TV show. However, I did not find them to be as challenging:

KSAN Noted for heavy traffic.

KEGE

VHSK

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CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: WORLD'S MOST EXTREME AIRPORTS

Post by RaymondWelland » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:49 am

Hi Skipperdan,
I have tried your first three on your list and they were great fun, little different from your normal average.

LPMA - Probably easiest, and would be good for an event.

LFLJ - My favourite :D , nice scenery.

VNLK - Let’s just say I should have picked a smaller aircraft and still would need some training.

I'll look forward to trying out your next few this December.

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