Runway length of 525 metres with a gradient of 18.5%
You haven’t lived until you landed at New Plymouth with a nice fresh westerly. Pilots frequently get applause for using all wheels at the same time.
Been there done that one. Looking out the window and seeing the runway at the wrong angle is not fun.
Can anyone identify the plane? Looks to have a super low stall speed so at least plowing nose first into the ground may not kill everyone.
Think it is a Pilatus PC-12. Yours for US$3.3 million.
Anyway, a bit off-topic but speaking of “things Wellington” – I’ve just had an *excellent* sushi meal from a place called “The Catch”. AFAIK they’re the only sushi place in Wgtn that does deliveries in the evening.
Very good. Here’s the link for anyone checking them out – http://www.dinein.co.nz/menus/the-catch-sushi-bar-te-aro-wellington/n3syvviv
I had the teriyaki chicken. Highly recommended.
Is that Katmandu, James?
Tude – No, this is Courchevel, a ski resort in France. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courchevel#Airport
oh wow, I wanna go there then.
Do they hand out complimentary butt plugs?
Would you need them? I’d be puckered up so much I’d taste my own… I mean, I wouldn’t need one.
No, you have to pack it in your carry on.
Oh and don’t leave it on your tray table, it will spoil others appetite.
Surely Lukala in nepal, its a fair bit shorter, also needs some certification to land there, has lots to navigate and an awesome takeoff as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq_S_vAsiuo
Love how cool the pilots are – like it ain’t no thang.
The statue of Ganesh protects all
Agreed, Lukala is much more hazadous.
Paro in Bhutan is another airport that is freaky to land at – not because of the runway, but because it is enclosed by mountains and there is literally no margin for error on approach and departure – stray just slightly off course and you’ll slam into a mountain.
Oar sum – very picturesque.