Only 8 pilots certified to operate at this airport

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    Cool! Maybe Boeing should build a commercial version of the Osprey for places like this :)
     
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    You've see the videos of the landing at Tegucigalpa? I think it was Nat Geo who did a story a couple months ago about the 10 most dangerous airports in the world. Im gonna see if i can find it. Nice find though, very scary landing.
     
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    That final turn before landing is pretty scary.
     
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    Thank you for posting this, enjoyed reading the article. Would love to fly into this airport at some point, maybe for the HimalayanDO.
     
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    I agree, I saw that show. i think there are scarier airports out there. Lukla was the one that had you land on top of a cliff, that to me was worse than this one.
     
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    I'd definitely like to fly into Paro and Lukla as well..

    Not too scary for me, it's a slight turn compared to the DCA River 19 Visual which has a steeper turn.
     
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    In all fairness the runway is a solid 6500 feet long - not that tiny. It's the combination of the size of plane (A319) and the runway altitude/length/approach.

    If you want a truly short runway check out SAB with its 1300 foot length (plus cliffs on either end, and alongside the approach). That's a fun flight.

    SXM is cool with the runway *just* long enough to take the real heavies as well.

    I'd love to try out some of the other airports mentioned in this thread as well.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/travelnews/2011/12/pictures/111202-extreme-airports-travel/ might be the nat geo link?
     
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    But there's no mountain next to DCA. Either way, it would be exciting.
     
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    I've flown into Paro, Svalbard, Saba and Tegucigalpa. I don't know what St. Barth's is like these days, but when I used to fly in there 30 years ago, there was only one approach and that required the pilot to fly over a hill that was probably 500 feet above sea level and then hit a very, very short run way. to remind pilots not to try the with the wind approach, one pilot's mistake sat at the base of the hill.
     
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