srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9680 times:
Quoting OA260 (Thread starter): Anyone care to take a guess which ones will be featured? I think we know SXM will be one
I'm guessing that this is probably the same show that was aired here over the Summer on History. There was a thread on that show when it aired here. If it is the same show, then consider this a "spoiler alert", as the 10 airports they listed are covered in the thread below:
Tinosky From Canada, joined Mar 2010, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9680 times:
LUA (lukla VNLK) will most likely be another. Airport is 9100ft elevation, runway is 1,500 feet (460 m) long, 65 feet (20 m) wide. and only 1 way in and out. I know there may be one in the US, but cant remember the airport for the life of me.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5974 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 9261 times:
Found it on The Box and thought it was a decent look.
They overdid some of the danger stuff, but that was well made up for by some footage of airplanes doing the circuit - and especially with the local pilot and ATCO in the Lukla segment.
It would be pretty awesome if someone, somewhere, would one day do a program of this sort with a bit more insight. Like, how on earth did they manage to get a paved runway up there in the first place? Did they literally airlift a steamroller in? And perhaps something on the the Syangboche airfield (located even high), which was intended as a replacement for Lukla but never got underway - though it's still used by choppers and Pilatus PC-6 aircraft occasionally.
netjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5354 times:
Is this the one produced by the History channel (or it might have been National Geographic)??? They had San Diego, Eagle Colorado, and St. Marteen on there, what a joke.... what the hell is difficult about San Diego?
DashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5123 times:
Quoting netjetsintl (Reply 10): Is this the one produced by the History channel (or it might have been National Geographic)??? They had San Diego, Eagle Colorado, and St. Marteen on there, what a joke.... what the hell is difficult about San Diego?
Getting past the liquor store in the FBO without stocking up at outrageous prices......