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    What's your favourite airport approach?

    For me it would be a toss up between Muscat and Tegucigalpa

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    The old HongKong was good flying between the buildings.

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    ^What I was thinking. Looking at peoples' laundry out your window......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykthemin View Post
    The old HongKong was good flying between the buildings.
    Yep, Kai Tak was just the best.

    Worst is Wellington Airport.....always pays to wear brown undies on landing, just in case!

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    As a runway the 54 Olympic ski jump overlooking Innsbruck Cemetry takes soe beating,Mae Sodt still had wrecked Pacific arlies plane on tarmac last time I peeked.Of course in new improved Lie Land errors are painted over,One2die now called Occidental thai or some such

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangsitRiot
    Tegucigalpa
    I flew Tegucigalpa to a small dive island and back years ago.

    Don't remember the capital but the landing strip on the island with water at both ends was just long enough to land the 12 seater.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok
    Worst is Wellington Airport
    Last time I flew to Welly the wind blew the roof off the airport the day before. This was just a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykthemin View Post
    The old HongKong was good flying between the buildings.
    Yeah....and tight degree of turns that large aircraft weren't designed to make.
    Had to be a great and experienced pilot to fly into Kai Tak.

    Good old days....


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    Phuket is pretty nice.



    Athens is nice.

    Vancover is very nice.

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    I like Phuket, San Francisco as well...... but the best had to be Kai tak. My cousin flew 747's in there on a regular basis for BA.

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    You fuckers are conscious when that shit's happening?

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    A few entuiast places
    Papa ray with its sub minute hops
    Papa Westray Airport (IATA: PPW, ICAO: EGEP) is located 22 NM (41 km; 25 mi) north of Kirkwall Airport on Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

    The facility is best known for being one of the two airports joined by the shortest scheduled flight in the world, a leg of Loganair's inter-island service, to Westray Airport. The distance is 2.8 km (1.7 mi) and the scheduled flight time, including taxiing, is two minutes.

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    Barra land on the beach or this gem

    Lower Manhattan?s Mysterious Warplane - Metropolis - WSJ

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    Manchester.

    Driving up the M6 on a foggy morning chewing on an oatcake.

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    Faa'a International Airport - Papeete.

    Most spectacular views.

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    Cape Newenham Alaska, an LRRS station. Located on the slope of a 2300' mountain, a 7 degree upslope. One way in and one way out. You land going uphill with generally a 20+ knot tailwind, You aim for the top third of the runway, land and taxi into the clouds to park on the apron.
    Taking off I'd have someone drive me in pickup to the end of the runway to make sure it was out of the clouds, then you start your take off roll in the clouds and down the runway out of the clouds.
    It was a rare day when you could actually see the top of the runway.


    But taking off out of the shorter 1800' and 1200' runways could be very interesting, especially over loaded (which we often were) in rainy soft condition.
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    Old Honkers was a good one.
    But any eastern airport flying aeroflot where the pilots practice military takeoffs and landings is good.
    Air France at CDG where they nearly killed us was memorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Air France at CDG where they nearly killed us was memorable.
    Memorable because the lazy mother fuckers weren't on strike?

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    Arriving into Mexico City on a clear night is impressive. So many lights, and so freaking huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykthemin View Post
    The old HongKong was good flying between the buildings.
    First time there I had an aisle seat and didn't get to see any buildings. Only saw water out the windows on both sides when about to land. I thought 'Oh Shi...!!' but then heard the pleasant sound of wheels on tarmac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Air France at CDG where they nearly killed us was memorable.
    Memorable because the lazy mother fuckers weren't on strike?
    Maybe ATC was, we landed at night, airbrake out, engines in reverse the all of a sudden the pilot floored it and we took off at full throttle about 45 deg.
    Shaky Capt came on the speaker and said we had to go around becasue the ground crew wasn't ready for us at the terminal which I correctly translated as "there was another plane on the runway"

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    Honkers definitely. Best landing was at night after circling around due to 'traffic congestion' so no can land. Skimming above buildings feeling as if the bowl of lights was about to suck us in.

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    My favourite is the one I land safely in.

    Saying that a 4 second turbulance drop whilst approaching KL for landing last friday certainly had me thinking it was a bad idea to fly there.

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    You will shit at takeoff and landing. Diapers are best...no toilet on board.

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    Flying to Phuket over Langkawi and Ko Phi Phi is quite nice.

    Looking forward to flying onto this volcano, when the runway's finished


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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mykthemin View Post
    The old HongKong was good flying between the buildings.
    Yep, Kai Tak was just the best.

    Worst is Wellington Airport.....always pays to wear brown undies on landing, just in case!
    and the best one for me was Auckland and be case I had been to Wellington and I as going home. and I could see my yacht waiting for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    San Francisco as well
    In and out of there many times. Never could shake the urge to yell "pull up, pull up!!"

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