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    Default Most dangerous airports?

    Anybody know?
    I like to fly the big iron and I'm looking for a challenge.

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    Montserrat airport. Fly straight at the mountain, sharp bank right, full flaps, descend, and pray.
    Bob

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    Lukla, Courchavel, Kai Tak, and I forgot the name of the airport I flew into last night but it was just like wat the guy below me said. The only approach was to fly at a mountain with ful lflaps and then descned and pray. I almost missed it but got lucky and managed to pull back into it last second. =P

    I know I had a risky approach at KSAN the other night because I came in too low and came maybe 5 feet from hitting the hill before the runway. >_<

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    Back in the days of FS2002 I once hit that hill at night. I had low visibility and was going around. I was in the 737 flying from KLAS to KSFO.
    Last edited by joejam2; 01-20-2008 at 12:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monument Bob 2 View Post
    Montserrat airport. Fly straight at the mountain, sharp bank right, full flaps, descend, and pray.
    Bob
    Bob, you got a airport ID? I looked but couldn't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MongooseMike View Post
    Bob, you got a airport ID? I looked but couldn't find it.
    https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/qryhtml/icao/R64C1.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald%27s_Airport

    TRPM was destroyed by the volcano on the island in 1997.

    Of course the runway at Gerald's is under 2000ft long, not something to attempt in a heavy

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    KASE-Aspen-Pitkin County, CO. Try the published approaches. You have to make several step decents within about 20nm, and then an offset landing after you get visual of the runway. I've done it many times, the largest being a B707. Why? I dunno, maybe because I can in FS?

    Another fun airport with heavy iron would be PADQ-Kodiak, AK. Rwy 25 is a straight-in shot facing a mountain! Also, PAJN-Juneau, AK, and PAVD-Valdez, AK come to mind. All are easily doable (I have) with DC-9 sized aircraft, but can be a challenge if flown using the published approaches.

    For overseas, a fun one is NZWN-Wellington, NZ. It's a short runway, on a peninsula, and they pack 737s in there all day. Fun place to plane watch!
    Rob Murdoch

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    My memory about TRPM (Montserrat) was from personal experience, probably about 15 years ago, before the eruption. Flying into that airport in an island-hopping commuter-style a/c (while raining) was about the scariest experience I've ever had.
    Bob

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