Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
Okay... so I don't know my geography! Make fun of me why don't you all!
Hey... I'm trying to be a 'glorified bus driver' remember? I don't have to know where stuff is, I just have to know how to get there!
Are there any other wild approaches like the one at Tai Kak (or whatever, what's it's ICAO code?) out there? I don't want one I can do in my Piper, I want one where I'm a pax in the back of an airliner...
Turboprop From Canada, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
Lugano , Switzerland is a challenge to land at. It has a single 4,429ft runway. It is surrounded by mountains. There is only one way into the approach so if you have tailwinds it can be tricky to slow a heavy aircraft on approach. All Lugano co-pilots receive Lugano training but are not allowed to make night landings just qualified captains are. The glideslope angle of the IGS is 6.65 degrees more than twice as steep as the normal 3 degrees and there are dire warnings all over the approach charts.
Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1189 times:
What about Funchal, Madeira.
The airport is located with sea on 3 out of 4 sides, and the rwy is short. During approach the a
/c turns about 180 degrees and it's nesercary to breake hard so you don't get into deep water . Because the rwy is so short a 737 can't take of with enough fuel to a flight for Oslo. You have to reful at Porto Santo.
The rwy is now beeing enlarged :-(. Thts bad because I realy loved the old one, but I doub't it is for safty reasons, and so they can handle bigger a/c than 737/320.
Ryaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
Although Funchal's runway is being expanded and re-oriented, and its old runway 06/24 will be rendered a taxiway and a new runway 05/23 will be constructed, runway 05 will still have a curved approach towards the left. (Is this reverse Kai Tak?) The works have just been finished recently and the new runway was opened in mid-April 2000, half year ahead of schedule.
The old runway 05/23 could cope with 737-200 and A319 or so small airliners, and the new one can accommodate widebodies (TAP plans to fly A340 in, and SATA A310, BA 747, Martinair 767 and so so on).
Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1153 times:
The curve for the funchal-approach was/is to the right.
Bad that it can take big a/c like 747, because that means more trourists,which results in more hotels, and the island get "destroyed" (you know wath i'm mean)
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
id say...Princess Juilliana International Airport in the Netherlands Antillies...
Very wild, especially when u see 747s fly over ur head at like 50 feet or lower..
Holy Toledo...! :-o
But that airport is a straight in approach than Kai Taks..
i cant think of others than the one I had in mind along with HKG.
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
Fjnovak1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 592 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
Many people may not know, but pilots rate the landing at John Wayne International airport (better known as "Orange County, CA") as the second most difficult landing behind DCA. There is a noise restriction and a short runway. Most planes to Orange County are 757s, 320s, 319s, and 737-700s because they climb faster than the older 737s and MD80s. I flew a United 757 to Orange County from SFO about five years ago and we stayed at 20,000 ft until we cleared LAX, then literally dropped from the sky to land at the airport. San Francisco can be a tough one also because of fog and landing almost litterally on the water.
I have also heard that Islip, NY is a difficult approach, and of course DCA. Last year I flew a Northwest DC9-50 flight from DTW-DCA and it was so windy, the pilot had trouble contorlling the plane while crossing the Potomac, and we landed only on the wheels on the left side of the plane, with the other wheels falling into place after we hit the ground.
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1049 times:
There are so many wild landings in the world. Alaska Airlines still flying 737-200 into Dutch Harbor, AK has 3,900 FEET! Very dangerous airport in the world!!! The highest elevation airport is Leh,India with Airbus 320 and Boeing 737's. The airport is about 14,800 feet close to 15,000ft than La Paz, Bolivia. Pro Air is still flying many schedules everyday in Detroit, Michigan (Detroit City airport) has 5,090 feet with Boeing 737-400! I flown on Southwest a couples of times on 737-300 into Detroit City pretty rough hard brakes! SWA is no longer service since 5 years. Someone mentioned DCA RWY 18. No longer number 18. Now changed to RWY 19. Because of bearing magnetic changed. That's all.