Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
I would say either Vail Eagle, or Steamboat Yampa Valley Haden Airport. I've flown to both and praise the pilots who fly that route. Also the TWA pilot last year who landed the wrong airport in that area because the approach is so difficult with no tower, hard approach.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
Vail/Eagle, Steamboat Springs Yampa Valley Hayden Airport are very difficult approaches, however they are not nearly as difficult as Aspen's approach.
I'm sure you all heard the deadly Gulfstream crash in Aspen while it was decending to land.
When you decend, you are unbelievably close to the ground, and to the right of you are the mountains which are also very close, if you don't keep a steady decent, it can be fatal. Also, the wind shears in Aspen can flip a plane over, there is a lot of turbulence while landing in Aspen and is only for experienced pilots.
They recently recieved permission from the FAA to install an advanced landing system aid, and additional lights to improve safety.
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