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Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Mon May 16, 2005 4:54 am

This can be answered by pilots or anyone who thinks which airport is the most challenging in terms of landings and takeoffs, runway lengths, or anything else that might present any kind of difficulty. I asked a friend who is a captain for TA if TGU is really that difficult, to my surprise he said that "It's a walk in the park"  Wow!


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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Mon May 16, 2005 7:29 am

SBH is a hard one thats for sure.

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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Mon May 16, 2005 10:33 am

speaking for pilots...

Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA)
New York LaGuardia Airprt (LGA)
Newark International Airport (EWR)
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Ontario International Airport (ONT)
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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Mon May 16, 2005 11:09 am

Here are the three hardest I've been into.

On the opposite end is where the major crest is. If you look closely you can see it. Directly behind the airplane (the one the photographer is in) is a 200 foot high dirt hill and a very, very deep quarry.

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These next two are just crazy, just read the comments. There's no airplane that can fly easily out of these airports, even just flying the Champ into these airports is hair raising!

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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Tue May 17, 2005 12:26 am

Quote:
September11
Reply 2

speaking for pilots...

Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA)
New York LaGuardia Airprt (LGA)
Newark International Airport (EWR)
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Ontario International Airport (ONT)

How is Newark challenging? Well I can see rwy 11/29 being challenging cause of the length and where it's located, but other than that..I have no idea.  candle 
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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Fri May 20, 2005 7:13 pm

In France NCE has a bad reputation (frequent crosswinds, quite short runways)
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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Fri May 20, 2005 9:45 pm

Perkiomen Valley in Pennsylvania: VERY narrow runway and sloping  Wow!

Challenging airport for a cross-wind landing in a Cessna 172  Big grin
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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Sat May 21, 2005 12:43 am

BIO, because of the mountains around. Nothing special though...

Quoting JetAv8r (Reply 3):
These next two are just crazy, just read the comments. There's no airplane that can fly easily out of these airports, even just flying the Champ into these airports is hair raising!

If the airport on the second picture is so dangerous as the remark says I wonder why don't they cut the trees at both ends of the runway...
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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Wed May 25, 2005 12:23 am

Swope Farm Airport (WV11)

http://www.airnav.com/airport/WV11

 
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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

Sat May 28, 2005 1:46 am

Many years ago, I rememeber the ABC show 20/20 did this same poll. According to pilots, the top 5 were, in no particular order:

1. Los Angeles
2. New York-La Guardia
3. Orange County John Wayne
4. San Diego
5. Washington-National

Most reasons were because of the airport surrrondings such as buildings, monuments, or water. I believe the reason for LAX was because at night, the airport tends to blend in with the city lights.

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RE: Which Airport Is The Most Challenging?

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