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An overview of the famous Altiport tucked away in the mountains of Courchevel! First time I've done some spotting on skis! ;-) The field, at a height of 6581ft has a runway 525m in length and slopes up the mountain at 18.5% - an amazing landing site!
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Photo Added: April 02, 2005

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Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the most scaryest airfields of the world, if not THE scaryest. I tried to land there with a piper and after 5 crashes I finally made it. All that of course, while playing FS2004. ;-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perspective, resolution, light, composition all excellent
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Pic! Perfect view of the mountains. Which way do aircraft take off and land?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful! Makes me wanna go skiing...
...and flying.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice
Anonymous
11 years ago
It really is too bad that the Courchevel runway in FS2004 is just normal...not sloped. :(
Anonymous
11 years ago
The aircrafts land up hill and take off the down hill. Landing on the snow and slope is a great experience. As soon as you're on the ground you put full power again to keep going up to the flat parking area. My first altitude landing experience was there....
Anonymous
10 years ago
If only the runway in fs2004 was sloped
Anonymous
10 years ago
Couldn't we make getting in and out of here an Olympic sport? ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is absolutely amazing wuth the mountains int the background. i love the sight of a little airfield in the middle of these big mountains covered in snow.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is so different from english landscapes our flying clubs are not quite so remote.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice place. And look at that sweet little blue helicopter near the house. Not to forget the other helicopter and the plane. All in all a nice pic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just impressing
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great Picture. It's a marvelous, little Airport, and a big experience to start and land on it. (Also in MS-Flightsimulator 2004 - for it is an Airport-scenery-file on avsim.com available.)
Anonymous
8 years ago
"Hey, I have an idea. Let's make a runway, but not just any runway. No, this one will be on the side of a mountain, and we'll angle it so it slopes inconsistently and isn't horizontal!"

"It's genius..."
Anonymous
7 years ago
You could try X-Plane 9 which actually supports sloped rwys, too bad I donĀ“t have the Europe Scenery
Anonymous
6 years ago
OMG! what an incredible airport! Excelent comment about the landing procedure by the visitor below. Ten stars pic. Regards, Frank
Anonymous
5 years ago
Isnt this the same airport used for a james bond film ?

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