I spent some time at Tegucigalpa way back when. This was fun to watch with DC-6s and Connies too. The planes I flew in/out were a good deal less dramatic. It was the only place I ever saw where everybody on the airport turned out on the ramp to watch all airline arrivals and
departures. You take off in the same direction (northish) if possible because, well, can you imagine trying to climb UP
that hillside with an engine out?
The far end of the runway, IIRC drops off into the river. Pretty rugged.
At the time I was there, there were three NDBs within a half mile or so of airport center and NO instrument approach.
The highlight of my stays there (apart from rum and coke at the O Henry Bar) was watching a V-of-3 Honduran Airforce C-47s take off down that runway.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.