csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5237 times:
What are some of your favorite dangerous airports to fly into in FS? Last weekend I flew into Paro, Bhutan and the approach there was intense, mostly due to the FS9 ATC insisting on keeping me very high and making me do a nose dive to land there. But even later when doing VFR circuits there away from ATC control, it was challenging but fun, that curve around the mountain to make your final approach is sweet! I also like VNLK in nearby Nepal, great approach there as well. And one of my other favorite approaches is with the FlyTampa scenery for St. Maarten and the tiny Saba airport. All three have approaches that are "clenchers", even in FS9! For the Paro airport, there is a great freeware scenery on AVSIM and some good mesh files for the Himalayan Mountains on Flightsim.com that make the flight better than the default stuff.
flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6785 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5224 times:
St. Barths and Saba are my two favorite. I have some pretty good freeware scenery for both the islands its a lot of fun flying a Cessna Caravan or other STOL aircraft into those places. Hopefully I find some good stuff online when I swtich to FSX those airports are just great.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5866 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5110 times:
Pokhara to Jomsom, both in Nepal.
With the right scenery (Holger Sandman's nepal mesh & Einar Aarvik's Nepal airports), it's an absolute gem of a route to fly along. After taking off from from Pokhara and rising up to the hills, you usually fly westwards to pick up the Kali Gandaki (Gandaki river). There you turn north and follow the river through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is cut through a massive mountain massif. On your left you'll have Dhaulagiri at 8167 metres, and on your right you'll have the Annapurna Himal which is crowned by Annapurna I at 8091 metres.
Following the river bends, the gorge opens up right around Pokhara - but not enough to avoid you having to do a Kai Tak style approach, avoiding a huge hill just short of the runway
kriso From Faroe Islands, joined Apr 2010, 8 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5068 times:
I have find the approach for EKVG Faroe Islands to be challenging in anything larger than a twin-prop.
The approach starts at the outer marker which is located on an island, some 15nm from the airport. The approach then leads you in a somewhat narrow corridor, surrounded by high terrain, and in real life, with high chance of turbulence. The approach is offset 15 degrees, and you have to turn at the last minunte to line up with the runway.
kevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 50 Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4963 times:
I haven't ventured beyond a 1 hour flight or so and my scenery preferences are set with priority in the S.W. USA where I live. San Diego Lindberg Field and Santa Catalina Island are both very challenging for me. I can get a C-172 or a heli in to Catalina , but forget anything fixed wing with a turbine! I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has landed @ Kai Tak and Lindberg Field as to if they are comparable.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4824 times:
Last night I finally flew out of Paro with an Antonov An-140. Took me two attempts to get out of there, the first one resulted in a burning wreck on the side of the mountain. Second attempt was much better. I flew a short flight into Kathmandu, Nepal where I will spend a few days flying through that area, I am looking forward to visiting Lukla again, and I will check out both Pokhara and Jomsom as well.
kriso From Faroe Islands, joined Apr 2010, 8 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4653 times:
Quoting Fabo (Reply 13): Maybe I came in from the other side, but I felt approach was quite easy. Now, to depart, with quite full 737-700, plus fuel for 1300 miles, that was more challenging. Zero margins.
Well maybe my FS skills are not as good as yours, but lining up for rwy 13 in a 737 is hard, for me at least. Approach for 31 is easy, i give you that.