What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by M K » 19 Jun 2017, 22:40

OMG, some airports are weird!

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by HdeBr » 11 Jul 2017, 11:25

quixoticguide wrote:
20 Apr 2017, 12:07
What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?
It's not an airPORT, although there is a lot of water involved: the flightdeck of an American aircraft carrier (CV-59) in the seventies :)

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by sn26567 » 11 Jul 2017, 16:35

HdeBr wrote:
11 Jul 2017, 11:25
the flightdeck of an American aircraft carrier (CV-59) in the seventies :)
Nice experience! Welcome to Luchtzak, HdeBr.
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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by Ansett » 11 Jul 2017, 22:46

Landing at Nice Airport (NCE) can be very acrobatic, especially when landing from the east.
Funchal is much better now that the runway has been extended over the sea, but landings used to be very difficult, even for experienced TAP pilots.
Last but not least, Santos Dumont Airport (Rio de Janeiro City Airport).

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by cathay belgium » 11 Jul 2017, 22:56

Hi,

1. Hong Kong Kai Tak
2. El Portillo ( Dominican Republic )
3. Vancouver Harbour ( seaplane )

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by HdeBr » 16 Jul 2017, 13:25

sn26567 wrote:
11 Jul 2017, 16:35
HdeBr wrote:
11 Jul 2017, 11:25
the flightdeck of an American aircraft carrier (CV-59) in the seventies :)
Nice experience! Welcome to Luchtzak, HdeBr.
Thanks! Just some additional information: we flew as passenger on a Grumman S-1 Trader, an overpowered 2-prop cargo aircraft, somewhere in the North-Atlantic. It was quite a sensation: shocklanding, with only 3 secs from touchdown to complete stand-still, and at force 7 winds, and being launched later by catapult in such a 'slow' aircraft - you really felt it in your stomach when it went 'overboard' at the end of the flightdeck.

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by sn26567 » 16 Jul 2017, 14:47

HdeBr wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 13:25
we flew as passenger on a Grumman S-1 Trader, an overpowered 2-prop cargo aircraft, somewhere in the North-Atlantic. It was quite a sensation: shocklanding, with only 3 secs from touchdown to complete stand-still, and at force 7 winds, and being launched later by catapult in such a 'slow' aircraft - you really felt it in your stomach when it went 'overboard' at the end of the flightdeck.
I guess this kind of sensational flights is reserved to military pilots or pax. Are you one?
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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by HdeBr » 18 Jul 2017, 09:15

sn26567 wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 14:47
HdeBr wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 13:25
we flew as passenger on a Grumman S-1 Trader, an overpowered 2-prop cargo aircraft, somewhere in the North-Atlantic. It was quite a sensation: shocklanding, with only 3 secs from touchdown to complete stand-still, and at force 7 winds, and being launched later by catapult in such a 'slow' aircraft - you really felt it in your stomach when it went 'overboard' at the end of the flightdeck.
I guess this kind of sensational flights is reserved to military pilots or pax. Are you one?
No, I was a civilian guest - as a journalist.

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by quixoticguide » 18 Jul 2017, 11:32

HdeBr wrote:
18 Jul 2017, 09:15
sn26567 wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 14:47
HdeBr wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 13:25
we flew as passenger on a Grumman S-1 Trader, an overpowered 2-prop cargo aircraft, somewhere in the North-Atlantic. It was quite a sensation: shocklanding, with only 3 secs from touchdown to complete stand-still, and at force 7 winds, and being launched later by catapult in such a 'slow' aircraft - you really felt it in your stomach when it went 'overboard' at the end of the flightdeck.
I guess this kind of sensational flights is reserved to military pilots or pax. Are you one?
No, I was a civilian guest - as a journalist.
Awesome any pictures?
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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by MSS658 » 01 Aug 2017, 01:18

Newcastle....

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by PttU » 02 Aug 2017, 22:25

MSS658 wrote:
01 Aug 2017, 01:18
Newcastle....
Because of https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/4120934 ... n-flights/ ?

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by MSS658 » 07 Aug 2017, 11:19

That was before... just a dirty and unpleasant expercience!

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by galaxy » 08 Aug 2017, 00:01

Charlie Roy wrote:
22 Apr 2017, 10:26
U-Tapao airport in Thailand, had these signs in the toilets, still don't understand what toilet based activity they feel a need to discourage :shock:

Imagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-Tapao_I ... al_Airport

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Way to go: Sign advises non-westerners how to pooh

The graphic illustrations are designed to advise visitors from Islamic and Asian countries not to STAND on the toilet seat while defecating.

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Traditional toilets in many Asian countries require the user to stand up – and this approach was simply being transferred to western loos.

Now a series of signs explain how one should sit on a loo seat, rather than squat; and throw toilet paper into the lavatory, rather than into the bin.
One of the places the pictograms are on display is Mount Rigi railway, at Lake Lucerne. 
Roger Joss, director of marketing for the railway, said: “It happens that guests mount the toilet seats to do their business - and sometimes they don’t know where to put the toilet paper.”
Marcel Furer, head of the regional tourist office, added: ‘Tourists from the Gulf region or Asian countries are not very aware of our way of living. 

“It’s happened that people relieve themselves in the shower rather than in the toilet.”

Last year Lloyds Bank Bank's Old Broad Street office in central London, also put up instructions telling foreign staff how to use the loo, with details such as 'sit on the toilet - do not stand on it', and 'please flush it with your hand and not your foot'.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/588825 ... AND-on-loo

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by quixoticguide » 09 Aug 2017, 14:23

Very funny sign
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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by Sonho1985 » 12 Aug 2017, 02:01

Mumbai (BOM) seems to be a little odd surrounded by slums. Ok, I saw it before in latin American cities, but in BOM those houses are really close to the airport fence.
Als uncommon and unlogical that there is another airport (Juhu Executive) literally right across the street, at the end of the busiest runway.

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by jan_olieslagers » 12 Aug 2017, 09:31

Two aerodromes very very near to each other is more common than you perhaps think. Some examples that come to mind:
LKKB Prague Kbely (military) and LKLT Letnany
Schwäbisch Hall has a recreational field EDTX just to the North of a business aerodrome EDTY

I am sure many more such situations exist.

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Re: What is the weirdest airport you've flown from?

Post by koja78 » 06 Sep 2017, 08:40

excellent museum at Kbely

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