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A Fun Yet Challenging Airport In The USA  
User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 10092 times:

I am curios to know what is a fun airport to get in and out of. What is the best class of aircraft "Jet","plane","Helicopter". If there are any pictures you can show me I would really appreciate it! Make sure its in the USA.

Thanks

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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10064 times:

Fun one might be SNA, try brining a 757 into it. That is pretty fun! Also, try 21W, Ranger Creek, in a turboprop or smaller (like the King Air 350). That is pretty cool!


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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 10000 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 1):
21W, Ranger Creek,

I was always wondering if any one ever went in there besides me!! I have gone in there Hundreds of times and every time is a challenge!


User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9979 times:

Its fun trying to land a DC9 or BAE-146 into Chicago-Meigs. You can still fly into Meigs in FS2002/FS2004.

User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7125 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9922 times:

Aspen is always a nice challenge. I do DEN-ASP once in a while in Dash-8. It is fun. Lots of turns, low flying over mountains.


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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9904 times:

For a 757 a challenging airport t get into in KJAC. Lots of mountains winds and a few other surprises. "Be on the brakes"

User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1450 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9881 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 3):
Its fun trying to land a DC9 or BAE-146 into Chicago-Meigs. You can still fly into Meigs in FS2002/FS2004.

I just gave this one a shot and screenshots are available in the "The Official Screenshot Thread V25" thread.



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9835 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 3):
Its fun trying to land a DC9 or BAE-146 into Chicago-Meigs. You can still fly into Meigs in FS2002/FS2004.

Fun is getting a 744 out of meigs and into it lol


User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9775 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 7):
Fun is getting a 744 out of meigs and into it lol

I wonder what the Mayor would think of that!  Smile


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9758 times:

Quoting PJFlysFast (Reply 8):

The same arsey mayor who destroyed one of the best know airports in the world with out telling anyone.

 Smile


User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9731 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 9):
The same arsey mayor who destroyed one of the best know airports in the world with out telling anyone.

I was very upset when that happened! I always enjoyed that airport and thought that destroying it was the same as destroying a monument.


User currently offlineFlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9687 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 7):
Fun is getting a 744 out of meigs and into it lol

United did take their first 727 into Meigs when it was retired from service and put on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. I loved flying the Bombardier Challengers into Meigs. The buildings were so close on departure it really gave you a perception of acceleration during the climb out. Just had to be careful on approach to watch for the sailing vessel masts that protruded the approach path.



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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9660 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 4):
Aspen is always a nice challenge. I do DEN-ASP once in a while in Dash-8.

I just did that, and what a scenic flight! Really nice. Of course, I felt the need to make it even more interesting by using a PMDG 737-700 for the journey. I don't like to brag, but I aced the landing on my first try.  Wink



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9643 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 12):
I just did that, and what a scenic flight! Really nice. Of course, I felt the need to make it even more interesting by using a PMDG 737-700 for the journey. I don't like to brag, but I aced the landing on my first try.

Wow, what approach speed were you going at? You must have nearly stalled the thing before touchdown, even I have trouble at ASE with the BAe-146 which has great short field preformance.


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9639 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 13):
Wow, what approach speed were you going at?

This was at Sardy field (KASE), just in case you though it was the other one. I can't remember exactly what the speed was, but I'm pretty sure it was around 142 @ 40 deg. flaps. Autospoilers were armed and autobrakes set to "Oh shit!", natch.  Wink

Just a few minutes ago I took another suggestion and tried my hand at KJAC. I had no idea how long the runway was, so I loaded the King Air for starters. The minute I saw it, I thought I could use something bigger. Going with my instincts, I pulled up my LDS 763. I had to pull up before VR to avoid going off the end of the runway, but I made it up and went for a little tour around the area. Following that, I turned around and came in for a landing at KJAC. I botched it the first time and had to go around, but the second time I got it right.

Coming in over the numbers, I chuckled at my own stupidity for bothering with a flare on such a short runway. Nevertheless, the 767 brakes proved their worth and I pulled into the taxiway with plenty of runway to spare.

Well I hope you enjoyed my bragging, conceited, and shameless self-gloss post. I know I did!  biggrin 



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9609 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 14):
This was at Sardy field (KASE), just in case you though it was the other one. I can't remember exactly what the speed was, but I'm pretty sure it was around 142 @ 40 deg. flaps. Autospoilers were armed and autobrakes set to "Oh shit!", natch. Wink

Lol, nice. I was thinking of Sardy Field.


User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9598 times:

Kjac is interesting to go in at with a LDS 767 and to make it more difficult add wind and snow and Low Visibility.

Quoting AC773 (Reply 12):
I don't like to brag, but

Come to me when you have done this Challenge and Maybe throw in a ADF and VOR in some smaller planes for aa another challenge!


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9591 times:

Quoting PJFlysFast (Reply 16):
Kjac is interesting to go in at with a LDS 767 and to make it more difficult add wind and snow and Low Visibility.

Done. And to demonstrate, here are some screenshots!  bigthumbsup 

I touched down a little short of the stripes, but still on the pavement. I tried to make up for it with a showy flare.  Smile
Big version: Width: 640 Height: 477 File size: 247kb


Kicked in the reversers and stopped with plenty of runway to spare.
Big version: Width: 640 Height: 482 File size: 242kb


Parked and shut down.
Big version: Width: 600 Height: 448 File size: 229kb


Thanks for the tip! I had a really good time with that one.  thumbsup 



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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9576 times:

Good job! I have gone there on delta in a 757 and it is a whole bunch of fun! How long have you been doing Flight Simulators?
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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9570 times:

Quoting PJFlysFast (Reply 18):
How long have you been doing Flight Simulators?

Well, when my family bought our first computer in 1995, my dad bought Flight Simulator '95 plus a yoke and pedals. I've been playing pretty much ever since, though for the past few years I've just been using a keyboard. Fun stuff.  Smile



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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 9534 times:

I have been doing it since then too! Although I flew Flight unlimited 3 instead of FS98.

User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 9515 times:

Quoting PJFlysFast (Reply 20):
FS98

I started with FS95, not FS98

Quoting PJFlysFast (Reply 20):
I have been doing it since then too!

Sweet! Things sure have changed since then. Incidentally, I was playing FS a few months ago when my sister walked by. She's not the least bit interested in it, but even she commented on how good the graphics were.



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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 9514 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 21):
She's not the least bit interested in it, but even she commented on how good the graphics were.

My sister, mom, and dad all say to me how good the graphics are. My dad says it is pretty much the same thing as the real flight simulators that he uses when he trains on the jets he flys!


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 9500 times:

Quoting PJFlysFast (Reply 22):
My dad says it is pretty much the same thing as the real flight simulators that he uses when he trains on the jets he flys!

Wow, very neat that your dad is a pilot. What does he fly?

By the way, one of my respected users deleted themselves recently, and A.net reminded me to clear them from my profile. I thought I'd like to add you, so I went to your profile to make sure I'd get your username exactly correct. Lo and behold, you had beaten be to the punch! Thanks for the addition, and welcome to my RU list as well.  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 9493 times:

Thanks for adding me I appreciate it! He flys global Expresses and Challengers. Have you done any cool flights lately?

25 Post contains images AC773 : Very cool! So I'm assuming he flies for a NetJets-type operation.(You don't have to elaborate any further; I understand it's confidential.) LOL now t
26 PJFlysFast : No he flies for one man. Thats a short runway for a 767! Heres another one for you to try! Seattle washington to 21W in Washington. Try a smaller pla
27 Post contains images COERJ145 : I just finished ASE in a UA A319. That was the hardest landing i've done on record without crashing. I've done ASE in the BAE-146 which is much easier
28 AC773 : Ugh, that was exasperating. I took a Cessna from BFI to 21W and managed to keep the centerline on landing and maintain something of a smooth touchdow
29 PJFlysFast : I have been going in there for years and still find every landing a different one. I did a flight in there yesterday in a King Air 350. It was one of
30 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : Here are some shots from my trip LAX to ASE Lee
31 GOCAPS16 : I always love flying into CA on FS....flying a 767-300 into SAN has always been fun for me...flying approaches over the mountains thrills me. Alot of
32 PJFlysFast : Very nice graphics! I love the shot of you at the runway!
33 COERJ145 : No, I used Aerosoft's Eurowings 2004 aircraft set. The conditions were real world.
34 Post contains images NWADC9 : With that mayor, some DC-9 power would be called for Or maybe Concorde...
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