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What a runway ! Altitude variation is about 60m. The approch is particularly impressive in this Alps airport.
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Photo Added: June 09, 2007

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Anonymous
10 years ago
What kind of airport is this? It can't be an airport if the rwy. is too steep and short!
Anonymous
10 years ago
An amazing picture of an amazing airport, great perspective of the runway here.

I was skiing in the three valleys this year and skiied straight past the altiport. Had lunch at the restaurant on the left and watched an aircraft land, quite a dodgy landing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I belive this airport was used in james bonds tommorrow never dies
Anonymous
10 years ago
I would not like 2 land there ever!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
"Ladies and Gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, It's going to be a bumpy landing!"
Anonymous
9 years ago
There is certainly no room for rejected take off or runway overrun!
Anonymous
9 years ago
We have 3 options. 1) We land. 2) End up in a snow drift, or 3) we fall off the edge of the cliff!!

Great shot!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Grat.!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks like the ski slope has covered part of the runway
Anonymous
9 years ago
You'd better not overrun this runway! Looks pretty scary! Awesome picture!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I flew as a passenger from Courchevel Altiport in Jan 2007. A short 15 minute trip in a Cessna 172. I am a pilot and just wanted to experience a launch and landing from a this unusual strip. It is not so bad - very slow acceleration given the high density altitude c. 6,600 feet, but rapid acceleration and lift off once over the lip. The landing is equally impressive - landing well below the 'uphill' end, but deceleration is rapid and the pilot has to apply a good deal of power just to get back up the slope to the apron. I'd be happy to give it a go myself - in perfect conditions!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent view of three levels of altitude associated with an airport landing zone.
Anonymous
9 years ago
,I am not a photograper, but the composition being in three points of interest, distance in such detail, the middle so compact, near shot so close can see foot prints, hight from runway , the people are in so clear to see the color of their clothes, the detail of a prop engine plane, parking area to the very right of picture.
the form of the green evergreen trees, even the detail of every limbs and branches. congratulations to the photgapher.

Anonymous
9 years ago
You can actually see the ski tracks in the snow. What a site it must be to come into this port for the skiers and the pilots! - Jill b.,Va.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Well, of course, you cannot see the end of the runway from this vantage point
Anonymous
9 years ago
Incredible!!! Don't believe I'll be flying in or out of that one.
Anonymous
9 years ago
That is probably the shortest runway I have ever seen. WOW. If your not careful you'll run right into the house.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I've landed and taken off here with my friend at the controls. Simply memorable! Take off is easy. Landing is uphill (obviously) and as soon as wheels touch down, you hit the gas, otherwise you'll slip down again and off the cliff. Out of season there's no tower so you fly-over to check nobody's taking off at the same time. The landing is unsighted of the apron, so it's possible to hit a plane taking off as you come in to land!!
Breathtaking.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture. This is an airport i would like to visit. Tyrolean Airways used to have scheduled flights to Courchevel.
It must be pretty impressive to watch a DASH 7 landing here.
Anonymous
7 years ago
A spectacular and unique airport high in the alps.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Angle makes the runway look particulary short...
Anonymous
5 years ago
I landed a a319 here in fsx Great pic!!

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