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The World's Most Extreme Airports Tonight Ch. 5 UK  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27007 posts, RR: 57
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9783 times:

Looks like an interesting program for those not out partying ! Not much more information on which Airports are being featured.

http://www.five.tv/shows/worlds-most...sodes/worlds-most-extreme-airports

Anyone care to take a guess which ones will be featured? I think we know SXM will be one  

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User currently offlinegroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9764 times:

It has been on before, a couple of months ago I think. Has the likes of Lukla, Funchal, Toncontin, St Maarten, Kai Tak etc


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9764 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:

"The Most Extreme Airports On" T.V. Tuesday (by redtailsforever Jul 19 2010 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineTinosky From Canada, joined Mar 2010, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9764 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.

Tino~

[Edited 2010-12-31 07:29:26]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27007 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9525 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 2):
I'm guessing that this is probably the same show that was aired here over the Summer on History.

Must be its a choice of that or ring in the New Year on BBC  


User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9500 times:

It was on about a month ago- still got it on my Sky Plus
LUA - Lukla in Nepail is number 1

On another subject, did anyone watch Come Fly With Me on Xmas days? New BBC comedy series?
Really funny stuff, new episode on tomorrow-New years day

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00trc9v


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9345 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.


User currently offlinevirginson937 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6157 times:
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Quoting Tinosky (Reply 3):
I know there may be one in the US, but cant remember the airport for the life of me.

Eagle/Vail County Airport (EGE, KEGE)   Its a good program, most of the airports mentioned are featured in it.

Will


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5828 times:

I completely missed this one...anyone here have any idea when it'll be aired again here in the USA? Thanks in advance...I'd LOVE to see this one.   


Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1528 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5736 times:

Quoting virginson937 (Reply 7):
Eagle/Vail County Airport (EGE, KEGE)

Eagle isn't too bad. ASE and Telluride are way more "interesting".


User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5438 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?

User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1528 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5207 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......


User currently offlinejc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 582 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

Quoting santos (Reply 5):
Come Fly With Me on Xmas days? New BBC comedy series?

I really enjoyed the series "Little Britain" and the talents of Matt Lucas and David Williams ("computer says no"). Hopefully it will make its way over to BBC America.

Jack

p.s. - sorry for going slightly off topic



If not now, then when?
User currently offlinemacsog6 From Singapore, joined Jan 2010, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5031 times:
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Quoting netjetsintl (Reply 10):
what the hell is difficult about San Diego?

Other than the builrdings you dodge on approach?  

Seriously, SAN makes all of these lists that come out from time to time and I always wonder why myself.



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