Sponsor Message:
Aviation Hobby Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Most Challenging Airport To Land On, In FS?  
User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hello everyone
I have had fs2004 since about 1 month now, and I am curious what the most challenging airport is, to land on?
For me, it would be St. Barthelemy in Guadeloupe, I haven't managed to land it there yet, has anyone, I guess so.
Any harder airports to land on?
Any replies would be helpful.


Cheers, Konstantin G.

87 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Have you tried Innsbruck.Great airport.


your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
User currently offlineIanatstn From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Give SABA, a go, you can probably hit the runway without too many problems, just try and stop on the 1000ft runway before rolling off the edge into the sea! You can fly there in 10/15mins from SXM or indeed St. Barthelemy, just check your GPS.

Cheers,
Ian.



Ian@STN ::
User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Haha, yeah, Saba, I've heard of it, I'll try landing it with a Cessna, with 2%fuel and no payload, maybe then I've got a chance.
I'll try Innsbruck as well, sure it'll be challenging taking off and landing in the Alps.
Thanks for that Justplanecrazy and Ianatstn
Hope to hear some more replies.

Cheers, Konstantin G. Big grin


User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Can you find a more challenging a/p than MDCZ?


your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Try taking off from SFO 1R and landing in Oackland with a fully laden 744...I tried, but in the turn around to one of the runways I ended up back in SFO, And I was happy thinking that I landed in Oackland, when I realized, ''xxxxx contact San Fransisco ground at xxx.xxxx'' ....LOL.  Smile
SFO is not a hard one, but I ''harded it up''.  Wink

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 32767 times:

Try Couchrevel (or however you spell, too lazy to look it up). Also, in real life MZL or SKMZ (Manizales - La Nubia, Colombia) is very hard. Only ATR-42's and F-50's can make it there, but they must circle through the mountains to get on final. Of course, I have noticed FS in Colombia has all the mountains at 1/3 of the original altitude, so it might not be as hard.

Stefano


User currently offlineGg190 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 32767 times:

Try Bolzano in the Alps in northern Italy

User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I know there is a difficult one in Norway way up north not far from the Northcape, it's in a bay and has a short runway with an offset approach.
I believe ENHV is the code for it.

If you want to fly to it in MSFS there is some good freeware scenery available for all of the interesting Norwegian airstrips(+50 locations), there are a lot of difficult airports in Norway (fsnordic.net or norwegianairports.com, I believe)



[edit post]
User currently offlineCathay744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Try SESM its located in a volcano. Thats probably the hardes airport in FS2004.

User currently offlinePapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Every airport is challenging for me......

User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7272 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

SBH is hard I done it a few times in a Cessna 411! A Cessna Caravan is a piece of cake after landing a twin turbo prop there.
Inburnswick is good for a big jet. At night it is very difficult.
Couchrevel It very hard since one runway is right after a huge mountain and the other is blocked by a tree.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1363 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

If you want to spice up your approaches, may I recommend:

KASE- Aspen/Pitkin Co. Airport

Runway 33 Left Base  Smile (HINT: Using the backcourse & DBL VOR will make you a good neighbor and avoid noise-sensitive areas, in addition to providing some stability before the final turns)

TNCM- St. Maarten/Princess Juliana International Airport

Runway 27 Left Base (No straight-ins!!!! Kai-Tak did not have a straight-in to Runway 13, and neither should the approach to this runway. Utilizing the SXM VOR prior to the final turns may provide some stability before the final turns). Try this in the heavies!

I wouldn't mind seeing some people try this and post screenshots.


User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Thanks a lot for that info.
I'll try these airports over the next couple of days.
An airport located in a volcano, mmmm, didn't know that existed, but it does, super!!!!!
Any more comments are welcome!!!!!

Konstantin G.


User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I would say the aircraft carrier off the coast of SAN, if you call it an airport  Smile.

Oliver



Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward
User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

MDCZ is in a hole in the ground,its almost underground


your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
User currently offlineTrijetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 32767 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Well this one may not be really hard, but Scatsta in the Orkney Inslands(i think) is a challenging approach but a really fun one too. Theres a tall hill right infront of the runway. Theres a 5550 ft runway. I love doing Wick-Scatsta, a nice short flight on a BA A320.


Earned PPL June 26, 2007
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Try Lukla in Nepal...you can make nice flights over the Himalayas, and to land on this airport is quite challenging


MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Try TIV (Tivat - Serbia & Montenegro)

ATC Will hold you at 7500ft until about 9 miles out... and the airport is at sea level! Just finished a BEG-TIV flight this morning on a Macedonian F-100... best FS flight ever!

Stefano


User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

To add to my post above,

It was actually a Montenegro Airlines, not Macedonian.

Check out the Screenshot thread v19 and you'll see the shots of my flight

Stefano


User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Give NZQN, Queenstown, New Zealand a shot!


Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Innsbruk is great. Also try SXM. Not bad

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Bournemouth is fairly tricky  Wink  Silly


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

i'll try all these over the next couple of weeks, i'm sure they will be challenging, i've just tried SESM, hard, almost impossible to get out of the volcano. I've also tried Innsbruck, amazing scenery.
Thanks for all the replies, looks like i'll be busy with fs2004 for the next weeks to try out these airports.
More replies are very welcome.
Oh yes, i recommend Saba as well. St. Barthelemy is also hard to land on.
I'll try to find some more challenging airports.



Cheers, Konstantin G.


User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

SDU (SBRJ) is a tough one... you have to get the touchdown just right or you end up in the water. It's especially challenging when you make the approach from the South, as you have to go around the Sugar Loaf mountain.
Oh, and there's no ILS.



Azzurri Campioni del Mondo!
25 777DadandJr : Tried SESM last night. Geez! What a ride. I tried with the Cessna. Couldn't get out of the hole. Kept stalling. More Power! Managed to climb out with
26 Mighluss : anybody tried Girdwood (AQY), in Alaska? it's a long time since I tried last, but I remember that is sorrounded by mountains very close to the rwy. It
27 UA772IAD : I think Kahului, Maui (OGG/PHOG) is pretty difficult to manever a 777 into. Espeically if you do the "real approach", downwind U-Turn. I also think DC
28 BAW716 : I've done the NDB02 approach at SBRJ, downwind leg 1000ft, heading 200, start your turn just after the hill. You should be at 800ft going over the bea
29 Intothinair : I've tried most of these airports now, for me the hardest: Taking off: SESM by way, almost impossible getting out of the volcano. Landing: Still St. B
30 Post contains links Komododx : Konstantin, Ok, here is the easy way to post screenies without editing too much. 1. Go to Avsim or FlightSim and look for a program called FSScreen an
31 Post contains images FLY2HMO : SESM and other airports like that aren't in "volcanoes" in real life. Those airports are scenery glitches, where the airport's altitude (or sorroundin
32 Post contains images PlaneMad : I have just flown a 737 out of MDCZ at light weight. I was feet away from mountains!! Sam D.
33 JAM747 : It depends on which type of aircraft you fly . I have flown the B747-400 around the world. the most difficult landings were: ASIA : Japan Narita with
34 Post contains images Eduardo Lepe : Try this airports: LOWI MMMX TNCM LPMA LICR (Kai Tak Style) SLLP landing runway 10 in a hot day with a B727 or take off 50% fuel with a B727 YPAD with
35 DeltaWings : NOTHING- is worse then landing in Shell Mera, Ecuador. The airport is basicly this hole in the ground, about 1000 feet down. ~DeltaWings
36 Demoose : Just done a visual approach into Funchal r/w 5 (LPMA) with a Thomas Cook 752, great challenge and thankfully i managed to pull off one of my best land
37 Post contains images Dba4U : You defiently have to check out Paro (VQPR, i guess...), Bhutan. It was a stop on the 2004A worldtour of the IVAO organisation and it simply rocked...
38 Lemmy : I've been trying to get a 737 in and out of Paro (without doing anything really wacky) for a while now, but no luck. I read an account of some test fl
39 Theredbaron : Request a precision radar aproach on Katmandu at night in a storm, with a 737-800.....enough to keep you busy like the energizer bunny
40 Intothinair : Thanks for all these replies Try landing a plane at any airport with 0.1 km visibility, that is hard. Cheers, Konstantin
41 ZKSUJ : I did a 744 flight to McMurdo Base in Anartica, very interesting approach
42 Trekster : SESM is easy. AFTER 10 crashes. u take off with full flaps asap from the runway, get some height, then do a sharp right (i think)turn and spiral up, f
43 ZKSUJ : Ok, Try taking the 744 into McMurdoch Base in Antartica, I mentioned above it was an interesting approach, but I did not mention that if you are not c
44 Intothinair : Exactly the way I get out of SESM. Thanks for that extra feedback TREKSTER and ZKSUJ. Cheers, Konstantin G.
45 Post contains links and images Fuffla : Give ZQN a go, Flew there (in real life) in an ANZ 733 and we weaved through the valley in our descent. It is quite scary to look out both sides of th
46 Mandargb : I will suggest Innsbruck (LOWI) in Austria. The default atc will give you a pretty baad approach on IFR. It will bring you down to 11000 and then will
47 Phatfarmlines : A new freeware scenery for Libreville International Airport in Gabon has been recently released. There is a mountain in front of runway 16, but there
48 QANTASforever : You guys should give Gibraltar a try. Remember, you can't just fly over Spain to the west to land on the runway. You have to go through the straights,
49 UAL747 : La Paz is horrible taking off or landing even in a narrowbody jet due to the fact that it is over 13,000Ft above sea level and you have to fly in reaa
50 Intothinair : You're spot on. landing at 13,000 feet certainly is NOT easy. I'll give that one a go soon, gotaa be hard! One of my favourite airports. Amazing to l
51 FlyMIA : I did SESM for the first time in the King Air 350 with not much problem. Put the plane at the end of the runway and set full power with Parking brake
52 JAGflyer : Sint Maarten is very easy. RWY 09 is the runway used for landings. I suck at visual approaches (and cannot figure out how to do a VOR approach well) a
53 Post contains images Intothinair : JAGflyer SXM is relatively easy, true, even 747's can land there. However try landing in Saba or ST. Barthelemy, a lot harder! give those a go, a good
54 Post contains links and images Jeffry747 : Kai Tak is my favorite challenging airport to fly into. Approach the city parallel to the mountains, with your aircraft fully configured for landing.
55 UPS707 : I just did this one yesterday in a DC3 and it was awesome. Between the challenge of the approach and also the acft, it was definately a fun flight to
56 Spark : I just flew from Tromso (ENTC) to Longyearbyen (ENSB), which is the most northerly airport that I have AI traffic (and I believe the most northerly ai
57 Freedomtofly : Funchal/Madiera can be somewhat tricky, Telluride, CO (KTEX) can also be tricky. Obvioulsy Innsbruck has been mentioned many times. You could also try
58 Post contains images RODOL : All landings are hard for me, that's why I don't take out the AP till i'm over the numbers !
59 Post contains links and images Espion007 : through my google-fu, I found a pic that shows that SESM isnt as kick-ass and flight sim 2004 makes it http://thehoffmanfamily.com/ipw-web/gallery/ri
60 HighFlyer9790 : O yea! ive landed there with an aerodesign machine...it was truely challenging!
61 KL671 : While not actually landing at an airport, the most challenging landing and take off I have found is in Arkansas. Take off from Glen Winchester (2AR6)
62 EK156 : LOWI and the old Hong Kong Airport!!! They are the toughest for me!
63 N908AW : This is gonna be kinda weird, but FS9 lists the wrong course headings for CRW's 03/21. It's something like 035/217. Yeah that ILS screwed me up real b
64 David L : Which town/city is that in/near?
65 Post contains images Blackhawk144 : The Aircraft Carrier off the shores of SFO!! Duh! Anthony
66 Amy : What's that sloping one in the alps? The one they used in Goldeneye. It doesn't slope and there's a silly forest next to it so only super STOL aircraf
67 David L : That would be the aircraft carrier north of Arkansas, then? Duh!
68 David L : OK, found Glen Winchester - Mineral Springs, Arkansas. I'll give it a go.
69 David L : KL671 - good one! Those walls look a lot closer than they are and the landing strips look much narrower so I ended up making loads of flypasts. Got do
70 J.mo : I am currently setting up a charter flight for a Virtual Airline and trying to make it quite a challenge. Flying will be done in the mountains of Idah
71 Kl671 : David L - Took me about 3 hours and umpteen crashes in a Pilatus Porter before I reached the surface. How did you fare?
72 David L : I confess I did clip the water with my wheels once - it's very difficult to judge height when you're at -15,000 ft and you don't know exactly what th
73 KcrwFlyer : I'll bet it did, trying to land on a runway that doesnt exist. the Default ILS for 5/23 is messed up.
74 Post contains links GAIsweetGAI : Try looking at this thread: Difficult Approaches
75 FlyMIA : That is the first one which comes to my mind. I have done it many times in the Cessna Carravanl. I tried it in a C411 and it was not pretty but I mad
76 Post contains images AC773 : Innsbruck is indeed a great airport, and a lot of fun to fly around. One of my favorite flights has to be departing innsbruck in a PMDG 738 with 50%
77 Post contains links 71Zulu : I like flying these two in the B737; PAKT no problem but KTEX always a hair raising experience. Terrace, British Columbia (CYXT) to Ketchikan, Alaska
78 Airfoilsguy : It is quite tricky. especially since someone built a shed in the middle of the runway!!
79 Post contains images ANITIX87 : Any videos of it?!?!? As for me, every time I try and land at SXM I either end up in the water or have to go around cuz I land too late. TIS
80 Usair320 : I think Port Harocourt, Nigeria as It is literaly a hole in the ground.
81 Post contains images Scoliodon : It's a difficult one. I landed a 172 there after numerous trips into the beach. LPMA is a great one. Try landing a T7 there.
82 Post contains images Atco2b : Ive done Bolzano - Innsbruck in an A320
83 JewPilot : Try Courchevel, in France. Short runway, and if you try to go around, you will have to try and not crash into the mountain behind the airport. In real
84 Post contains links and images WILCO737 : You mean that one? http://wilco737.de/showimg.php?file=/Screenshots/Carrier%203.jpg http://wilco737.de/showimg.php?file=/Screenshots/LH343.jpg http:/
85 Post contains images Mir : Phil flying a 340? -Mir
86 PJFlysFast : 21W is challenging its in Washigton state.
87 Post contains images WILCO737 : me 340?! nah, never ever Actually I was on another 330 JFK-FRA And we had to wait 2.5 hours on the ground! We were #45 for take off... Thank god I co
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Most Challenging Airport To Land On, In FS?
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Aviation hobby related posts only.
  • Back all your opinions with facts.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
When To Start Descending In FS posted Tue Oct 11 2005 04:36:22 by Frontiercpt
Circle-to-land Approach In FS2000 posted Sat Jul 28 2001 02:35:07 by Cramos
What Is The Closest Airport To The Taj Mahal In Fs posted Thu Aug 26 2004 04:31:24 by Usair320
A Fun Yet Challenging Airport In The USA posted Fri Sep 22 2006 23:47:38 by PJFlysFast
Your Most Visited Airport In Flight Simulator posted Fri Jun 9 2006 11:39:43 by GEEZ
What Would You Like To See In FS Weather? posted Tue May 30 2006 20:01:22 by 8B775ZQ
Large Chicken On A Pole In FS! posted Wed Mar 22 2006 15:37:02 by N754PR
Funny Things To See On FS posted Sat Oct 22 2005 22:10:21 by Airfly
Favourite Airline/Aircraft You Fly The Most In FS? posted Sun Dec 12 2004 06:57:31 by N754AN
Is This Most Challenging Airfield In Fs9? posted Mon Aug 30 2004 02:29:55 by Justplanecrazy
Circle-to-land Approach In FS2000 posted Sat Jul 28 2001 02:35:07 by Cramos
What Is The Closest Airport To The Taj Mahal In Fs posted Thu Aug 26 2004 04:31:24 by Usair320
How To Land In FSX posted Mon Sep 17 2007 02:58:09 by AA388
Welp, I Made It To AMS On FS! :) posted Fri Jun 15 2007 21:32:17 by Jycarlisle
Name One Thing You Would Like To See In FS posted Fri Jun 8 2007 23:54:25 by Jamesbaldwyn
How To Remove Standard AI Traffic In FS? posted Mon Feb 12 2007 15:09:00 by Thom@s
A Fun Yet Challenging Airport In The USA posted Fri Sep 22 2006 23:47:38 by PJFlysFast
Your Most Visited Airport In Flight Simulator posted Fri Jun 9 2006 11:39:43 by GEEZ

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format