Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5875 times:
Very cool pic! Reminds me of the time I went to Alaska with my father a few years back- there were bush planes everywhere!
When I took PPL ground school we watched a video on some of the guys that fly for hire in the middle of no where in Alaska. Truly stunning what some of them can do with a Piper Cub on top of a glacier/mountain/etc.. They basically can land anywhere...
SIN747 From Singapore, joined Aug 2003, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5475 times:
I remember going to Lukla about 15 years ago and that runway wasn't paved, it was just dirt and rocks. These pictures don't do justice to the fact that there is one way in, and one way out(big mountain at the "top" end of the runway). To add flavor, there was also the wreckage of a small aicraft sitting next to the runway.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7990 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5322 times:
I think that runway is more suited for something that can take off and land really slow like the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. Even a Cessna 152 is just a tad too fast for that "runway" (if that's the right term to use ).
Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2167 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5259 times:
I don't have a picture of it, but Barra in Scotland is quite extreme, in a different way: landing on the beach!! Barra actually has schedules flights, and the BA timetable at one time stated "schedules subject to tides".
Jgph1a From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5040 times:
Kulusuk, Greenland - can't be more than 1200m long (I'm guessing, but it was EXTREMELY short), frozen mud and gravel between 10 foot high snowbanks, with a 3000 ft mountain only about half a km due south - no navaids, no nuffin - pilot has to circle overhead to make sure he can see the runway before spiralling in to land - woooohoooo !
UBBA Pilot From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4748 times:
Let us not forget TGU. It sounds similar to Lukla except that it lies at the end of a "U" shaped valley. You have to approach the airport from the North, enter a left downwind and land heading North, because a Go-Around would most likely be unsuccessful with the mountain looming straight ahead.