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Most Challenging Flight To Be Cpt. On?  
User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

Whcih flight do you think are the most challenging flight to be captain or FO on?
I'm most interested in daily scheduled pax flights.

My vote goes to Taca 211 which is a A320 flight from MEX to Guatemala City, San Salvador before ending up in TGU (Tegucigalpa)

Mexico City is a hot and high airport, and TGU a very demanding airport (read about it on the main page), and i belive that the two other airports also needs a good pilot.

The only drawback is thet the a/c is a A320 and not a 732 whcih I belive is much more challenging and cool to fly

tg 747-300

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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Being the pilot of Air Force One. You have to be the best of the best, plus if you mess up, your in deep crap.

User currently offlineUvalencia From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

I must agree with Tg 747-300, that flight really looks demanding, but I also think that the flight operated by Aeromexico from Mexico City to Manzanillo Mexico (ZLO) is also a very demanding since ZLO has a lot of high terrain around the airport and is a non precion approach.

User currently offlinePolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Try some airports in Alps! Sometimes planes have to climb to be able to land!!!!

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

Sankt Moritz is sometimes served with B737,
This must be a hard piece of work especially in the winter season.
Also Innsbruck in bad weather is an adventure take a look at the approach charts. Its amazing!
I would love it to approach there in a A321 in a winter storm!

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Anything to Lugano.

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCloudDancer777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Any turbo-prop flight that has to land at Sardy Field in Aspen, CO...
hands down. It is one tough place to land at AND to take off from.

User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

What about JFK? No, not that one, but the one in Bolivia I believe!!! Either that, or the Alaska flights into Dutch Harbor with a gravel-equipped 732.

User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5299 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (14 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Boeing Sonic Cruiser


Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineAlaskaMVP From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Any flight Aaliyah & her "posse" were on... Smile

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (14 years 9 months ago) and read 2723 times:

ALF in Norway is a very good contender for a "most difficult" airport to operate from.
In northwesterly winds,a circling approach to RWY 29 is called for,and this means an average of 1800 feet/min average rate of descent until established on final which usually turns out to be at approx. 300 feet AGL.Who cares about "stabilized approaches"?
When SAS started to use the DC-9 on this airport in the early -70's,McDonnell Douglas came along to see how the operations were turning out,and they promptly exclaimed "...if we knew what You were going to use our 9's for,we'd charge You a lot more!"
My dad was Captain on that flight,and today we are operating MD-80's into ALF,albeit with a 200 meter rwy extension.
An engine failure during take-off at RWY 11 calls for an IMMEDIATE turn at 50 (fifty) feet to the left if taking off in a DC-9,100 feet in an MD-81/82.
Many airports operated by Widerøe's here in Norway call for some special procedures.One of them is Mo I Rana,where you follow a localizer down to a pre-determined point,look 135 degrees to your left to pick up some lead-in lights,and then follow these light until you see the runway.If you don't pick up the lights,you make an immediate left-hand 180 degree turn and back track on the localizer.There's a cliff right in front of you,and you'll make big headlines in the papers if you don't turn!
And then there's Sandane in turbulence.Been there,done that!

"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

John F. Kennedy New York is said to be quite challenging for non English native speakers.
Not because of the approach or something but because of the controllers slang.
Haha, sound cool but I guess Kathmandu is quite challenging for pilots.


User currently offlineJetblast25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

From Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) into Dushanbe (Tajikistan) in a Yak-40 filled to the brim with illegal and overweight cargo. But you do get a close up view of some incredible mountain scenery.

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