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Picture of the De Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 Dash 7 aircraft

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More: De Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 Dash 7
More: Courchevel (CVF / LFLJ)
More: France, March 17, 1990
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OE-LLU (cn 113) Straight in approach to one of the most spectacular runways in the world! The touchdown point is below the people in the photo and then the runway slope goes uphill with max 18.5 degrees. The runway length is 525 m on an elevation of 6368 ft (1941 m) to 6581 ft (2006 m) - Happy landing!
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A visitor from United States posted Fri January 13, 2012:
Just out of sight down the hill there's a really fun ski trail that runs around the end of the runway from left to right and eventually down into the village...if your timing's good you get one of these right over your head.

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon October 24, 2011:
And you have only 1 chance to land!

A visitor from - posted Wed October 19, 2011:
That is just INSANE! You would need some balls to be the pilot of that plane..

A visitor from United States posted Tue December 21, 2010:
Yeah, and I'll just bet all the pilots who have to "depart" from this place are just "thrilled" with this high-atitude runway! BTW....great shot Markus!

A visitor from Canada posted Sun January 3, 2010:
Looks like he's about to CFIT. Very good shot.

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 3, 2007:
Great angle!

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 28, 2007:
That's a big plane for that tiny runway.

A visitor from - posted Fri July 13, 2007:
I love how the people are just stopped and watching in awe. Nice picture.

A visitor from Argentina posted Mon June 25, 2007:
Beautiful.... just beautiful....

A visitor from Australia posted Tue February 13, 2007:
Spectacular shot! Coming from Australia this kind of flying is not something we see! Not sure I would want to try it though!

A visitor from - posted Thu May 18, 2006:
Why are they not falling off!?!?!?

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Tue May 16, 2006:
How about take off? of course, amazing exprience!.Running down the slope with only 500 meter and must to take off! wow!

A visitor from France posted Sun April 23, 2006:
Like in st Barthelemy (antilles) but this time we are in French Alps

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 22, 2006:
This is an amazing airport!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu March 23, 2006:
I'd Run(a)way, but these guys seem to see something like that almost every day.

A visitor from Poland posted Tue March 21, 2006:
I simply like the idea of this high-alt airport. I would like to be one of the spectators standing there on the snow!

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu January 26, 2006:
Great shot.

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu January 26, 2006:
I think that girl should put her jacket on. How can she stand like that in this cold? Only if she had lots of hot chocolate. Impressive view! T.B.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon January 23, 2006:
Great picture of the dhc-7.
I like this plane also very much!

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri January 20, 2006:
Wow. It looks like one of those James Bond or Mission Impossible movies. Now I have one more "Must Visit" place aside from St.Maartens.

A visitor from France posted Fri January 20, 2006:
Oh Courchevel, French Alps... hehe, guys you ought to see this runway one day... crazy airfield :-) / brgds (gp)

A visitor from Germany posted Sun December 4, 2005:
Excellent - that's how we fly and land in austria ;-))

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun November 20, 2005:
Where is the runway?

A visitor from Germany posted Sat November 19, 2005:
There could be a tunnel through the mountain...

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri November 18, 2005:
Where he thinks he will land? Is he doing a straight in?

A visitor from Greece posted Mon October 31, 2005:
Unbelievable !

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue September 27, 2005:
Spectacular and not an every day's shot!

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 23, 2005:
Runway? what runway?

A visitor from Portugal posted Sat September 17, 2005:
Would like to see it landing. The photo is interesting. Looks like the plane is going to make sky. Well taken!

A visitor from Indonesia posted Wed August 24, 2005:
Dangerous shoot

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