heliporter
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The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:15 pm

To fulfill the request for more DHC-7 pics from CVF - here they are - The points of no return:

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I would say THE ultimate kick for every pilot, pax, flightsimmer and also photographer - taking off and landing on the hottest (hard) runway in the world.

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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:28 pm

This airport isn't in FS2002, or is it?
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:30 pm

I dunno, looks quite cold to me Big grin

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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:31 pm

Is the runway that goes downhill then uphill, and is about 12 feet long ? Kewwll !
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:32 pm

I would say that the hottest runway would be Dubai, or Bahrain Intl.
 
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:39 pm

It is not in FS2K2.

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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:09 pm

LOL Maiznblu ! Anyone has nice pictures of London City approaches ?
 
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:23 pm

My favorite runway is the reef runway in HNL.
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:16 am

Swedish commercial flying cannot be conducted from runways with a slope of more than 2% without special permits. Same in France? The US?

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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:53 am

Hottest? Yuma, AZ!
 
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:12 am

When I first saw the topic, I though it referred to the most frequently used runway. Probably some airport like DCA where they only have 2 (one of which can handle the MANY jet operations)
 
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:39 am

@ Heliport

I agree with you. CVF is a great airport ... more like a strip. It's always great to see planes land and take off in Courchevel while snowboarding at the fantastic slopes of Les Trois Vallees.

I also think SXM great!
 
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:25 am

As for my picks--


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Check out the second one... the end of the runway is built on stilts!
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:47 am

Do any airlines still fly into CVF?
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:10 pm

SESM in Equator is in a crater. Try it in flight simulator.

 
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:23 pm

Beirut's runway 17 is interesting:

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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:08 pm

Awesome suggestion Pascal, I gave it a try (SESM) and could barely make a straight out departure in a Lear 35 even with empty fuel... Tried it with a full Cessna 206 and had enough space in the crater to keep doing climbing turns before finally making it out.
 
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:59 pm

AFAIK at the moment are no longer airlines flying to CVF. The last one was Air Savoie with a DHC-6 from GVA ... until it had an accident at CVF!
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Sat Nov 22, 2003 4:53 am

Double Eagle, NM. High altitude and hot and humid as h-ll! I remember having a 5-digit dens. alt. Used most of the (long) runway at T/O in a fairly light loaded 182! Climb rate was close to being negative... =)

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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:10 am

Anyone see an educational film called "Density Altitude" with some bozo, his wife, and a new Beech 25? I believe he flew into the highest airport in the US, then proceeded to some hot airport something like +7,000' in altitude, and the runway was about a 1000' irregular strip of dirt next to a fishing spot. Evidently, you can't even get a piper cub in there mid-day.
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:35 am

SSTjumbo -

would be interesting to buy that movie. Do you know how to get a hold of it? FAA? Jeppesen?

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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Sat Nov 22, 2003 4:43 pm

Serge

Yes it's quite hard to take off SESM. You can only take off from one side.

 
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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:08 pm

LUA (Lukla) in Nepal is rather interesting...only one way in and one way out...go arounds aint happening at LUA...

Also, the "Kahiltna International Airport" on Denali in Alaska is quite interesting...

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RE: The Hottest Runway In The World!?

Sun Nov 23, 2003 5:38 am

For me it's the 16/34 in Hurghada/Egypt. Imagine there is a sandstorm ...


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