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Those Airbuses are smart machines... It knows this is a crazy place to land... You can tell because on the first clip it says "Retard, Retard, Retard" to the pilots just before landing!!! lol

 

Great clips. Thanks.

 

 

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It looks like one of the trickier ones for aircraft of that size. Have seen a few clips of Lukla Airport in Nepal, which is pretty bad, but it's only a Twin Otter capable strip. I'd imagine Papua New Guinea would have more than their share of no go around strips to rival ones like Lukla.

 

Cheers, Willie.

 

 

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Hi All,

 

A couple of months ago Channel 7 ran a program called Most Extreme Airports, including such airports as Gibraltar, with a road across the runway, St Maartens, St Barths (includes an Aztec running off the end of the runway into sand on the beach), and Lukla in Nepal with a brick wall less than 10 metres from the piano keys at one end and a cliff at the other - truly a one way in/one way out airport, and about a 15 degree slope as well.

 

I recorded the program and can burn a copy to DVD for anyone interested.

 

 

Overshoot - St Barths

 

 

Approach to St Barths - note BN Islander level with motor cyclist's helmet.

 

 

Brick wall at the upper end of runway at Lukla in Nepal.

 

Peter.

 

 

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That would certainly be worth watching. There's a lot of footage around of St. Maartens landings, some only a few feet above the fence, quite a mecca for plane spotters. A lot of tourists line up along the fence & try to hold on while they cop the jet blast on take-offs as well. One photo that does the rounds shows a bloke on a motorbike ducking his head as a plane goes over him at St. Barths on the southern approach. Have never been able to figure out if it's a fake or a genuine photo.

 

Cheers, Willie.

 

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Hi All,

 

A few more photos of some of the extreme airports in the video referred to below.

 

Overview of the ski-jump runway with 18.5% slope at Courchevel:

 

http://www.airliners.net/photo//1661407/&sid=d30287c40120b3c78af980daaa9563da

 

Short final into Lukla (you can see the wall at the far end of the runway and the cliff at the near end);

 

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Yeti-Airlines/De-Havilland-Canada/0197484/L/&sid=8374f383b5c502b7627150d3d3a643c8

 

A couple of more shots from St Barth's

 

http://www.airliners.net/photo//1860307/&sid=b1040360329371773cabc7e279079e36

 

http://www.airliners.net/photo/St-Barth-Commuter/Britten-Norman-BN-2-Islander/1662952/&sid=b1040360329371773cabc7e279079e36

 

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Caraibes/Cessna-208B-Grand/1386367/&sid=b1040360329371773cabc7e279079e36

 

Peter

 

 

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