AA777-200 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 323 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 17659 times:
Hey just was looking around for any airport that has a runway with a steep runway or like on the edge of a cliff. I wanted to try it in flight simulator and see what happens. Also any that are like St Barts (SBH) where you dive in over a big hill would be fun. Any info or anything fun for flight sim would be appreciated!
Alaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 17603 times:
try landing a 737 or A321 in Paro...i dont have a pitcure but just fly there and take a look for yourself. if you really want a challange, take off with a jet in fog then turn back and land. you will have a tough time not hitting a mountian!
Opso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 17491 times:
Lamidada... It is op top of a hill with a huge drop-off on two sides and great valleys to fly up. Try flying up the valley at high speed with GPS on for positioning, then throttle back, zoom climb, drop flaps & gear and land on the short runway... It takes a bit of practice. Great fun!!
JohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1407 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 17348 times:
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Lukla is the ultimate challenge, in real life and in FS. Normally operated with twin otters. Sloping runway that ends in a mountain wall in real life, to bad it's not sloping in FS as that would help slow the plane down. I have landed a 737 "successfully" flying in at absolut minimum speed and autobrake set to MAX
For an impossible approach fly in from the mountain side!
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SpenceSaab From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 17236 times:
Also try El Hierro in the Canary Islands. Its easy in a small plane, but try it in a real big jet (think 747 etc.) lol. La Palma isn't too shabby either (not to be confused with Las Palmas which is on Gran Canaria lol)
Oh and can't forget the old Kai Tak airport, okay its not over a hill or cliff, but its still a challeging approach.
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I dont find Kaitak challenging on FS its pretty easy. I think it hasnt been modeled properly as i can swing it round the mountain and be wings level and do a decent landing when in reality many aircraft from pics ive seen messed up, and no way do i think im better than the real pilots !!
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Brianb10 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 16944 times:
Quoting AA777-200 (Thread starter): Hey just was looking around for any airport that has a runway with a steep runway or like on the edge of a cliff. I wanted to try it in flight simulator and see what happens. Also any that are like St Barts (SBH) where you dive in over a big hill would be fun. Any info or anything fun for flight sim would be appreciated!
It's not necessarily a difficult approach, but the airport in Sedona (KSEZ) Arizona is built on a 400 foot plateau.
Here is a pic.......
Sedona (KSEZ) Arizona, the airport is on the plateau in the center.
EDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 16769 times:
The default Tagbilaran (Bohol, Philippines) in FS9 is very poorly represented, they have it located on the small nearby island of Panglao. Trying to land on rwy 17 is 'interesting' to say the least, as is taking off on rwy 35. The reason? The northern 1/3 of the runway is enclosed in a small canyon with 200 ft cliffs on 3 sides. Cebu Pacific operate an A319 to the real airport, which is interesting enough given the relatively small runway (i.e. short and narrow), but the biggest a/c i have managed to land at the default FS9 version on rwy 17 was a BAe 146.
EDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 16424 times:
Another one much closer to home here is Mount Cook (NZMC) the approach to RWY 13 is 'interesting' and I wouldn't fancy trying it in anything larger than an ATR72. Stunning scenery on approach especially if yu have FSGlobal or similar installed.