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Hardest Airport?

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:55 am

What is the hardest airport you ever landed in FS2000? As in the trickest to land at? -Brett
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:30 am

Kai Tac rwy is somewhat over-rated really isint that hard, without crosswind that is. TGU is also fun, though I still havn't figured out how to fly the approach properly. A fun one is an airport in Nepal with something like 15000' of elevation.
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Thu Oct 11, 2001 1:25 pm

Yeah, the IGS 13 looks much more dramatic when you are looking from an observer's point of view. from in my 744 cockpit, it's not too hard if you get over the fact that your brain tells you that you are too low over the buildings.
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:01 pm

Athens, if you come approaching from the Southeast. You have no idea where to align to the runway, and it's hidden on another side of a mountain.
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:32 pm

Kai tak. I also really love doinga kai tak approach in the old Athens airport!
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Fri Oct 12, 2001 3:04 am

you should try insbruck in austria,
and lugano in Italy. the last one has a very steep glide path !
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:17 am

I vote for Innsbruck, Austria too  Smile
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:15 am


I also find that St. Barts is very tricky. You fly a normal approach then at the end have to dive down to a short runway over a hill. The approach is written about in an issue of Airways magaazine called "Swooping into St. Barts"

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RE: Hardest Airport?

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:22 am
There's quite a few there! Though it's not as difficult, the approach to Faroe Isles main airport (can't remember the name...). I have a friend who's a f/o with Maersk Air and as he say: The crosswinds is so strong that even though there's 13 degree offset from the approach localizer, you can point the aircraft in the runway heading and let the wind push your aircraft along the approach... Enjoy flying sideways!
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Fri Oct 12, 2001 9:53 am

That would be Tegucigalpa Toncontin

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RE: Hardest Airport?

Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:11 am

Try Aspen,CO (KASE)

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RE: Hardest Airport?

Fri Oct 12, 2001 7:15 pm

Hi all.. The STAR for Kai Tak IGS was not turning the 47 degress from the Southeast.. Instead, it should be flying like that.. Firstly.. Fly direct to CH VOR.. then turn right heading maybe 360 degress.. until you fly over the new Hong Kong airport.. then turn right to intercept the localizer.. After that.. follow the guide slope and the Localizer (heading 088).. until you see the airport.. then you should close the A/P and do a visual approach.. It may be quite hard to do that in FS as it's time consuming when you turn the view to right and then turn back to your control panel.. I think it would be easier to do in a real jet or in the sim of airlines..
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 7:36 am

Anyone fly into an airport called Tivat?
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 9:04 am

You lot should try "Courchevel" in France  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 8:44 pm

I jumpseated into Tivat, Montenegro, and can't say it was any special.
You should try Paro, Bhutan.  Wow!
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RE: Hardest Airport?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 1:09 am

kai tak

trying to land there gives you a lot of respect for all the pilots that really had to land there!!
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RE: NDSchu777

Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:14 am

Kai Tak is not that difficult, its just the PAR over the buildings seems very low. But having done it many times in FS2K and in a real Full Mostion Simulator at British Airways Pilot Trainaing i didn't find it that difficult. I landed 3 times with no problems at all in a BA B747-436. There are alot more challenging airports around the world.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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