Drogba From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8628 times:
I just want to start a little poll about the most spectacular airports of the world. If there should be a similar thread like this, please close this one. I also want to start a little project on FS9, that deals with airports which have approaches which really challenge the pilot.
I will start with my favourite airport in that category and that is definately SBH because of the diving shortly before the landing on runway 10 and of course the short runway.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6297 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8527 times:
SBH: Amazing Island, The Caribbean is great, Nice small Airport and SBH is my initials.
Courchevel a winter Mountain version of St. Barths.
INN the location is amazing in the mountains.
DCA: So close to the capital, river approach is amazing, a true domestic airport for the US capital.
There are so many more but these four come to mind first.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
SkyWestFan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 179 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8505 times:
I think there are several less known airports in Alaska that get over looked just because of the lack of commercial traffic. I have many interesting shots of some of the airports we fly into some of which are Dutch Harbor, Sand Point, Unalakleet just to name a few!
Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8499 times:
Quoting SkyWestFan (Reply 6): I think there are several less known airports in Alaska that get over looked
Alaska is indeed a wonderfull and challenging place to fly in FS (and reality I guess).
Thx to Holger and his buddies there exists an amazing freeware package (called Glacier Bay) which contains many airports that require some special attention.
Other good ones in MSFS are
-MHTG (Honduras) excellent freeware available (need MESH files for Honduras also to make it better).
-SEQU (Quito/Equador) freeware available (also install good MESH package).
-SETU idem see above.
-many other ones in Ecuador
-SBSP and SBRJ 2 airports in Sao Paulo and Rio best served with baby bus or 737 family, good free and payware packages available.
-LPMA (Madeira) again good free and payware packages available
-LSGS (Sion /CH) Excellent freeware available , nice approach and take off's with RJ type planes (I use WILCO's ERJ )
-LSZS (Samedan/CH) see above.
-LIPA (Bolzano) ITALY
-EFKA (Faroer-islands) good freeware available.
-Helgoland (nice with aero design's AC680) freeware available but also aerosoft's superb helgoland scenery.
-ALTIPORTS France (COURCHEVEL,...) need decent MESH files.
Soo many more, I must have more than 3000 free and payware airports (total +/- 80GB scenery alone) but before installing them I always check if there is a good MESH file available for the surrounding area because that makes it really worthwhile.