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Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches  
User currently offlineAA777-200 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 322 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13308 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!
Brad

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User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13286 times:

I flew into AVX on Catalina Island. A flat approach and then an uphill rollout. Here is a picture of mine.

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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9776 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 13268 times:
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Try Courchevel, in France:


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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 13252 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!

User currently offlineOpso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13140 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!!

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User currently offlineJohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12997 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 Big grin

For an impossible approach fly in from the mountain side!



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12989 times:

Since you're also mentioning steep approaches, try LCY with an A318. The short runway plus a 5.5° Glideslope on the ILS can make a fun approach.

User currently offlineSpenceSaab From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12885 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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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 12879 times:

Quoting SpenceSaab (Reply 7):

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 !!  silly 

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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12597 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 2):
Try Courchevel, in France:

After studing the photo, it looks like an airport that was used in a James Bond movie. I can't place which movie, though.
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User currently offlineBrianb10 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12596 times:

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 9):
After studing the photo, it looks like an airport that was used in a James Bond movie. I can't place which movie, though.
safe

Wasn't it "Goldeneye"?


User currently offlineBrianb10 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 12593 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!
Brad

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.......

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Sedona (KSEZ) Arizona, the airport is on the plateau in the center.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 12589 times:

Aspen,CO. KASE.

Try it out...



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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 12584 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 6):
Since you're also mentioning steep approaches, try LCY with an A318.

That's definitely a tough one. First time I tried it in FS I had way too much speed and had to go around.

As mentioned, Aspen with its 100 foot wide runway is a good challenge, and it's pretty scenic on the way in.



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12418 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.

User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12360 times:

Quoting Brianb10 (Reply 10):
Wasn't it "Goldeneye"?

No, Tomorrow never dies I think


User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12073 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.

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12068 times:

There's an airport south of UIO in FS that is very interesting. I can't provide a code but it sits on a 2000ft high plateau. Quite easy to find!

If anyone gets it, let me know the code! Thanks  Smile

Tom Big grin



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User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1458 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12046 times:

TGU Tegucigalpa, Honduras comes to mind.

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[Edited 2007-08-07 18:29:42]

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