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Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:50 am

Hey just was looking around for any airport that has a runway with a steep runway or like on the edge of a cliff. I wanted to try it in flight simulator and see what happens. Also any that are like St Barts (SBH) where you dive in over a big hill would be fun. Any info or anything fun for flight sim would be appreciated!
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:08 am

I flew into AVX on Catalina Island. A flat approach and then an uphill rollout. Here is a picture of mine.

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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:11 am

Try Courchevel, in France:


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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:30 pm

try landing a 737 or A321 in Paro...i dont have a pitcure but just fly there and take a look for yourself. if you really want a challange, take off with a jet in fog then turn back and land. you will have a tough time not hitting a mountian!
 
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:14 pm

Lamidada... It is op top of a hill with a huge drop-off on two sides and great valleys to fly up. Try flying up the valley at high speed with GPS on for positioning, then throttle back, zoom climb, drop flaps & gear and land on the short runway... It takes a bit of practice. Great fun!!

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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:26 am

Lukla is the ultimate challenge, in real life and in FS. Normally operated with twin otters. Sloping runway that ends in a mountain wall in real life, to bad it's not sloping in FS as that would help slow the plane down. I have landed a 737 "successfully" flying in at absolut minimum speed and autobrake set to MAX Big grin

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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:44 am

Since you're also mentioning steep approaches, try LCY with an A318. The short runway plus a 5.5° Glideslope on the ILS can make a fun approach.
 
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:40 pm

Also try El Hierro in the Canary Islands. Its easy in a small plane, but try it in a real big jet (think 747 etc.) lol. La Palma isn't too shabby either (not to be confused with Las Palmas which is on Gran Canaria lol)

Oh and can't forget the old Kai Tak airport, okay its not over a hill or cliff, but its still a challeging approach.
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:20 pm

Quoting SpenceSaab (Reply 7):

I dont find Kaitak challenging on FS its pretty easy. I think it hasnt been modeled properly as i can swing it round the mountain and be wings level and do a decent landing when in reality many aircraft from pics ive seen messed up, and no way do i think im better than the real pilots !!  silly 

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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 2):
Try Courchevel, in France:

After studing the photo, it looks like an airport that was used in a James Bond movie. I can't place which movie, though.
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:10 pm

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 9):
After studing the photo, it looks like an airport that was used in a James Bond movie. I can't place which movie, though.
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:21 pm

Quoting AA777-200 (Thread starter):
Hey just was looking around for any airport that has a runway with a steep runway or like on the edge of a cliff. I wanted to try it in flight simulator and see what happens. Also any that are like St Barts (SBH) where you dive in over a big hill would be fun. Any info or anything fun for flight sim would be appreciated!
Brad

It's not necessarily a difficult approach, but the airport in Sedona (KSEZ) Arizona is built on a 400 foot plateau.
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Sedona (KSEZ) Arizona, the airport is on the plateau in the center.
 
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:54 pm

Aspen,CO. KASE.

Try it out...
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:33 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 6):
Since you're also mentioning steep approaches, try LCY with an A318.

That's definitely a tough one. First time I tried it in FS I had way too much speed and had to go around.

As mentioned, Aspen with its 100 foot wide runway is a good challenge, and it's pretty scenic on the way in.
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:21 pm

The default Tagbilaran (Bohol, Philippines) in FS9 is very poorly represented, they have it located on the small nearby island of Panglao. Trying to land on rwy 17 is 'interesting' to say the least, as is taking off on rwy 35. The reason? The northern 1/3 of the runway is enclosed in a small canyon with 200 ft cliffs on 3 sides. Cebu Pacific operate an A319 to the real airport, which is interesting enough given the relatively small runway (i.e. short and narrow), but the biggest a/c i have managed to land at the default FS9 version on rwy 17 was a BAe 146.
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:16 pm

Quoting Brianb10 (Reply 10):
Wasn't it "Goldeneye"?

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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:47 pm

Another one much closer to home here is Mount Cook (NZMC) the approach to RWY 13 is 'interesting' and I wouldn't fancy trying it in anything larger than an ATR72. Stunning scenery on approach especially if yu have FSGlobal or similar installed.
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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:10 pm

There's an airport south of UIO in FS that is very interesting. I can't provide a code but it sits on a 2000ft high plateau. Quite easy to find!

If anyone gets it, let me know the code! Thanks  Smile

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RE: Airport With Steep Runways Or Approaches

Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:22 am

TGU Tegucigalpa, Honduras comes to mind.

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