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To me the positioning of this fictional airfield would be important. I think Emma Field was placed perfectly near the lakes, Olympic National Park and Seattle not too far away!

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I think is was mention before, but any of the airports in Samoa or American Samoa would be nice, they are all tough.

AWF

Could you post a few pictures or a video, please?

Burnsville seems to be a very nice idea, but American Samoa sounds also great! (But please don't forget to think about Ambrì ;) ).

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American Samoa and Samoa:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa

http://www.harelines.com/images/arrival-pago-pagp.jpg

http://members.tripod.com/~Tavita_Herdrich/PagoAirport.html

http://www.fboweb.com/ap/FAQ.jpg://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americ.../ap/FAQ.jpg

Ofu Airport & HI36 (Cant find pics, but try google earth)

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/fac/tokyo/fareoro.jpg

Hard to find very much anywere, the coverage of that area in FSX is crummy and it'd be nice to see that part done.

AWF

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Hard to find very much anywere, the coverage of that area in FSX is crummy and it'd be nice to see that part done.

Well, but the problem is: Where should we get the data from if there's almost nothing available? Of course I could fly there - the cheapest rate from here is 5282.54 USD with 4 stopovers and 44 hours + island hopper flights + hotels etc...

As long as we don't know a pilot down there who can take photos of all the airports and islands we can't do anything neither.

Anyway: I saw some really cool airports here yet! Already gathered some ideas for future sceneries, but of course I won't tell. :)

Bests,

Sascha

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Of course I could fly there - the cheapest rate from here is 5282.54 USD with 4 stopovers and 44 hours + island hopper flights + hotels etc...

And your telling me that 44 Hours of flying in tight economy class seats and then a Twotter is not fun? Lets think about that for a moment... :lol:

Yah I hear you,

AWF

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Well, here is my selection...

Kerkyra (LGKR), the european "Saint Marteen" airport (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0656130/L/)

Lake Tahoe (KTVL), interesting airport between the lake and mountain

Telluride (KTEX), highest commercial airport of the USA (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0198353/L/)

Tegucigalpa (MHTG), mountains, city, altitude, low approach... (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0141994/L/)

Paro (VQPR), one of the steepest approach in the world between himalayan mountains (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0540452/L/)

operated by Druk Air with BAe 146 and A319 (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0838395/L/)

JiuZhai (ZUJZ), highest airport of China and also in the world (11311ft - 3447 m) (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1020882/L/)

Courchevel is already done for FS9 and FSX by LLH

Saba is already done by FlyTampa for FS9

Saint Barthelemy is already done by Fly Tampa for FS9 and France VFR for FS9 and FSX

Best regards,

Emmanuel

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Well, you can always try to land on one of the ski slopes in Holger Sandmann's Vancouver. In fact the one near Grouse Mountain is "fun". It is landable in things like Beaver / Maule - ski or wheel. You just really have to keep the power on so that you roll over the top to some level stuff for parking.

Misty Fjords had a lot of fictional extra strips - many difficult ones too.

I don't think anything with enough tarmac to put a commercial airliner down on ought to be called challenging. Even Kai Tak."Interesting" maybe.

There's a nice 3000 foot deep hole in South America somewhere - it has a runway at the bottom and just enough flatten to be able to do a tight circuit in a light GA and there are quite a few mountain lakes for the floaty types to play in.

There are also a couple of nice sloped strips in VFR Germany West (Eibinger Forstwiesen and Hirzenhain-Nordhang) and a good kinked runway over to the east of that scenery (somewhere near Fulda?).

On the whole though, I agree that we need more "Courchevel" type challenges and would look forward to any addon that gives us some of these. What would make them interesting is if "muddy" could be made "muddy" so that on normal wheels you would have severe problems (must have tundra tyres)

And of course you can still always "make" your own severe landings in a bush plane - simply keep your eyes peeled and land where you see something interesting. There are many interesting places if you have "Vancouver" - fly along the rivers and try landing on one of the many gravel bars. Set your autogen as high as you can so that there are plenty of trees.

But above and beyond the challenging runways, hey Aerosoft (and other developers) we NEED more planes for FSX, especially rugged country ones. Bring on the Super Cub, the Twotter and more inbetween!

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Bring on the Super Cub, the Twotter and more inbetween!

No problem, more will be announced very soon. :)

Sascha

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Not that difficult, but certainly a rare sight in Germany. Gunterode (ES93) is a nice glider field in the VFR Germany West that has a (horizonatally) curved and sloped runway. Aerial picture: http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.407709&a...r=0&src=ggl

Sadly, it seems to have an asphalt runway since 2005, this is how it looks now: http://www.lsv-goettingen.de/flugplatz.html

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Courchevel is already done for FS9 and FSX by LLH

Saba is already done by FlyTampa for FS9

Saint Barthelemy is already done by Fly Tampa for FS9 and France VFR for FS9 and FSX

Best regards,

Emmanuel

well but saba isn't done for FSX yet, and i don't fly FS9 any more ;)

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Male International Aiport ... awesome ... an artificial island which practically only consists of the airport / the runway itself ... :shock: ... built on an atoll ...

Landing there is quite the experience, with a jet! Only for skillful pilots, that is!

No offense, but landing at Male is a piece of cake. Literally no high terrain, sea-level as low as sea-level ever can get. You come straight in and that's it.

Sure if you are too low you'll end up in the water, but being on the right glidepath is basic stuff for pilots.

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a thought jus came to my mind. there is an old airstrip in the middle of paris, next to a hotel. it's 300 metres long with an extra 25 metres displaced thresholds at either side... it now seems to be used as heliport (what a pity!)

would be ideal for a super cub^^

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Chris,

That looks more like a large heliport to me - at least there are no standard runway markings. A bit wide, too. Though it would of course be nice to have a rendition of it. Not many big heliports in big capitals that I know of. And it wouldn't stop me from trying my Beaver or even the Twotter on it. :D

Some of the other entries really show that what is a difficult and dangerous airports to one pilot is a piece of cake to another pilot -- it of course depends on what you fly. Places like Skiathos will be a real challenge in a fully ladden charter jet, and Male could give a thrill to a Jumbo pilot (and has a big floatplane base). But those long runways would really bore me in my Twin Otter. (Not to discount the jet pilot's need, I would really love to fly my Citation X into a nice Skiathos or maybe Samedan, St. Moritz's mountain airport.)

Considering the original question asked for airports that would rival Helgoland or Lukla, I'm thinking of runways that will make a Twin Otter or Beaver pilot sweat, something like a runway with under 600 feet length and with a slope or a bend in it, or at least a steep mountain at the end. :twisted:

I think Papua New Guinea would be the place to look if you want to find some really extreme bush flying locations, but I'm not sure if there would be enough interest, and it would be difficult to get pics and create a "feel". Watch this!

To be honest, I would love to see a Nepalese mountain airport complementing Lukla, the density altitude and terrain there make for some intereseting flying for sure. :)

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I think Papua New Guinea would be the place to look if you want to find some really extreme bush flying locations, but I'm not sure if there would be enough interest, and it would be difficult to get pics and create a "feel". Watch this!

To be honest, I would love to see a Nepalese mountain airport complementing Lukla, the density altitude and terrain there make for some intereseting flying for sure. :)

Hi Lexif,

the one with the slope is Apowo airport. And at least once a twinotter has landed there :wink:

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a thought jus came to my mind. there is an old airstrip in the middle of paris, next to a hotel. it's 300 metres long with an extra 25 metres displaced thresholds at either side... it now seems to be used as heliport (what a pity!)

would be ideal for a super cub^^

There is a very good representation of that heliport in the Paris scenery that is late but on final now.

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