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Flying in the mountains gave me a ton of photo oppertunities. This is possibly the coolest, located at the top of a mountain near Asheville the airport elevation is 4,400 feet and the tallest part of the mountain was 6,000 feet. You need permission to land there but it looks like there is a nice resort and golf course next to it. Notice the vibrant colours of the leaves as they start to turn.
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Photo Added: November 08, 2006

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Anonymous
10 years ago
Thanks Paul by this gorgeous photography
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible place! Thank you for showing us!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Life's good!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Never saw NC like this... ravishingly beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photo of a great airport!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a beatiful scenery! a very clear picture - nice colors - i wish i could spend a few days on that golfcourse, and have a lot of caipirinhas at the pool...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot in a beautiful location, well done Paul
Anonymous
10 years ago
The most beautiful picture on the whole of A-net. Looks like heaven. The surondings around the airport show us the wonderful american nature!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Extremly vivid!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats by far the best picture I have seen of the Mountain Air fly-in community in Burnsville NC. The fall color really makes it spectacular. The backdrop really gives you the visual impression that far end of the runway is at the edge of a cliff, which it is. That place must be a nightmare to land at in windy or bad weather with the countless hazards around the runway.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely amazing picture! It looks almost like a painting
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can't imagine a more serene setting, and with the fall colors it just serves to remind one that nature and man can indeed peacefully co-exist.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Picture perfect. Great shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a wonderful world!Beautiful colours oute there. And playing golf over the runway..brilliant idea!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful place! Gorgeous location for an aerodrome, with golf course around, houses with swimming pool, nice vegetation and surroundings.. what can I say... But it may be a tricky to approach I think :) Specially if you are coming from those mountains side. What about takeoffs towards those mountains? And look at that slope, at the right of rwy 14, with some houses and trees... This has very much to be analyzed.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is like a fairytale, all beautiful and perfect and also colourful. For my, autumn is my favorite season of the year.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture! Love the fall colors, reminds me of Thanksgiving, and that, in fact, it's fall. This picture also goes in my "resons to stay on the centerline" file.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good to me that I love planes and also love to play golf!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A wonderful picture! The autumn landscape is exciting with small lakes and swimmingpool nearby. The colors are very impressive that give us romantic spirit. Would like to visit this place!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply amazing. But I wouldn't park my plane there - the risk of it being hit by some misguided golfball is far too high. And yes, it's fall...
Why not make three more pictures of it: one in summer, winter and spring? Would make a beautiful collection!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Golf Ball, you are clear to land!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a beautiful picture. Is there any airport in the world with more beautiful, natural surroundings? This is superb!!! Feels like the Garden of Eden. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hey Paul, do you remember telling me that "it's better to be lucky than to be good"? ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is a 5 star because it has got a big colour diversity.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply the best!!!what I've always dreamed of!!!a nice villa in the middle of a beautiful landscape with my private runway and a great park all around(not a golf course)...ps:in a place where it snows a lot during winter(I'll need some de-icing work:-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is very cool that airport and the colors are amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice picture, nice colours and an awesome airstrip. Could have been a bit sharper though ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Let's fly golfing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a place!!! Great pic, took my breath away! Congrets!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mike Kilo 1189, traffic crossing runway 14, report if golfballs insight!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That must be one of the most beautiful pictures in the whole database.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A crosswind landing here would be a real test of you flying skills.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have not seen such a beautiful view of wide creation by people like this
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's excellence makes it excellent!
The place itself, colors everything is spot on!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic place!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Never seen such a lovely place... one can compare it to the house of John Travolta
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's breathtaking!!
Yes..., now I'm sure there's a heaven in the Earth!
Anonymous
10 years ago
My CFI was telling me about flying into here a couple months ago, apparently it's an extremely exclusive resort. Great shot, it really captures the scene you get flying around the appalachians in early fall.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very unusual, very beutiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbeliveable!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice! The best "Fly 'n Drive" you will find.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The garden of my life
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice & beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful airport !! But what if a golf ball is hitting a plane during landing or take off? I know what I am talking about, when I play golf, my ball never goes straight!! ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly A great piece of art captured with all its splendour in a wonderfull setting.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Golfer/Aviator's paradise! What beautiful colors! Great shot! 5 stars!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Coolest Airport I have ever seen, So Beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great place. Looks like they have it all. The colors are fantastic. I would love to live there!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Lovely picture and lovely place, amazing view with landscape details, beautiful.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It´s a Incredible place to land... LOL... Everybody should know that we have this kind of place in Earth...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic airport, not only you'll need to watch for hill side next to the runway, you'll also need to worry about the cliff at the end of the runway, and flying golf balls! And perhaps some hot babes in the pool at the threshold!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Quite nice location, really impressive for an airport.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I would like to make an emergency landing there...in an AN225.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Rare and seasonal, a perfect photo!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent picture!!! I love the colors and compotition of it!
Anonymous
9 years ago
COMPOSITION EXPOSURE
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful picture, and airport!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent colours!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Want to see Heaven... look at the big picture above!

I love it!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Vibrant and colorful...more than just a picture.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It Looks like a golf course with the runway put in as an afterthought. Stunning colours and scenery.
Anonymous
8 years ago
"great shot!".
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hey, who took a picture of my airport?! ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thanks for the wonderful picture! I'd love to see this in person.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That looks like one nice vacation spot. Has a airport, a golf course, a swimming pool, mountain view, did I mention an Airport? Awsome photo Paul
Anonymous
8 years ago
4.....kin hell!!! nice picture, i wanna retire there when i'm 60!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unforgetable picture!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Is this guys happy!?
AMAZING!
Leandro R Furlan
Anonymous
8 years ago
Inviting isn't it
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful colours, lovely landscape. Is it me or is the runway not flat?
Anonymous
8 years ago
The best 2 things in life- flying and golf ; ) lol
Anonymous
8 years ago
I see a PC-12 there. Several years ago the Travel Channel did a show on private aircraft, and they had a guy who owned a PC-12 and lived in Texas and flew here with his family often. Wonder if that's him! They flew with him on the way up there and had some fantastic video. As far as erratic golf balls, this is not your weekend hack golf course - people who play here play golf often!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Tooooooooooooooo good.Unbelievable.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is absolutely heavenly.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The colors are vibrant. The setting makes me want to fly there. but I don't fly.
Anonymous
8 years ago
First of all i want to say that its a great shot becuse that coverd the meximum of the sight beautifully which could say a realy great work
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome photo! The green mixed with the hints of fall are stunning. I want to go play a round at that course, possibly two. 5* -Jason
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is the place w/c i can call "A nice place to stay" and my dream place in fact and with a runway strip.Incredibly nice
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is heaven international airport! The aircraft look so tiny and cute!
Anonymous
7 years ago
So beautiful a nature & harmony of colours
Anonymous
7 years ago
It would be fun to roll through there at about 6:00am on a Sunday morning and shoot a touch-and-go in an F-18 complete with afterburners for the "departure"
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wham! golfball right in a plane's windscreen
Anonymous
7 years ago
THA MOST Beautiful AIRPORT WAS SEE IN MY LIFE
Anonymous
6 years ago
I wish we had more airports in Russia like this one too.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Almost like Don Muang!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Good!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I want to live there... forget the tropical island - This is paradise.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Stayed there many a year ago!
The name of the resort is "Mountain Air".
Anonymous
4 years ago
Paul,
Thanks for show us the Mountain Air. I was curious to know where was this beautiful airport when I have seen this photo in the Kestrel Aircraft site.
I hope Alan Klapmeier will have soon good news of the Kestrel for us. Best wishes
Luiz

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