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Madeira Funchal (LPMA) 3,300 ft (1,000m) Runway Bridge

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Thanks for the info, guys! (And off I go to buy yet another flight DVD and scenery :()Cheers,- jahman.

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Tell me you are serious that up until now you didn't know about Funchal, Madeira?

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No, I didn't. Should I have?Cheers,- jahman.

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I dunno, it's like the one of the most famous airports know in the community - it's like you tell me you don't know about TNCM...Nothing personal, just very unusual.

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Must say I also wasn't aware of that airport until Aerosoft released a scenery for it. And because of its location, I probably will never even fly there. Just too far away from my normal routes.

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Tell me you are serious that up until now you didn't know about Funchal, Madeira?
I'm always surprised when active member of the community makes a "interesting" or "new" find after its been discussed numerous times or many screen shots have been posted on it.Like Word Not Allowed said, it would be kind of like not knowing about St. Maarten, Kai Tak or Innsbruck. The other day an old timer and active member asked what ENB, which surprised me since its been discussed so often on many different FS forums.I guess sometimes things just slip thru the cracks even when you participate all the time.

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I'm with Jahman...I've never heard of it either. I have heard about St. Maarten, Kai Tak and Innsbruck mostly because of these forums. ENB ??? But then, I don't visit the forums every day either. Its easy to miss something now and then I guess.

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Indeed, and since a given topic might be posted in a subforum you never visit, missing stuff gets even easier. I always visit the FSX subforum, sometimes the Hangar chat forum, but that's it usually.So, any of you heard of Tegucigalpa? Also a pretty famous airport. Crazy approach in the pre-2006 situation.

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So, any of you heard of Tegucigalpa? Also a pretty famous airport. Crazy approach in the pre-2006 situation.
I've "heard" of it, I think I saw some pictures of those approaches - isn't that an airport surrounded by mountains where you have (or had?) pretty steep approach.I think back on FS9 I've flown once there...

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Depends on the aircraft. ATR-42/72 could come in with a steep approach, but the Airbus A320 and Boeing 757 that operate into that place have fly over the airport, turn 180 degrees, fly around a mountain, fly a base leg that ends up up with a very, very short final, and requires you to get the plane down as soona s you reach the runway, then slam on the brakes to get the plane to stop befroe you run out of runway. Pretty exhilirating, and great to fly with the PMDG 737NGX! Here's where the HUGS truly shows its befenfit.

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Depends on the aircraft. ATR-42/72 could come in with a steep approach, but the Airbus A320 and Boeing 757 that operate into that place have fly over the airport, turn 180 degrees, fly around a mountain, fly a base leg that ends up up with a very, very short final, and requires you to get the plane down as soona s you reach the runway, then slam on the brakes to get the plane to stop befroe you run out of runway. Pretty exhilirating, and great to fly with the PMDG 737NGX! Here's where the HUGS truly shows its befenfit.
I'll definitely try it out! Is there some good scenery for it?

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That's the only one: http://www.latinvfr....R_Honduras.htmlIts a rather nice scenery, good on the frames especially.I have now flown from Panama City to Tegucigalpa three times and enjoy it again and again every time. Previously I also did Guatamala City to tegucigalpa with the Aerosoft Airbus X, but if you have the NGX, try it with that one first. By the way, I also use the Panama City - Tegucigalpa flight as a demonstration to those unfamiliar with FSX and FS in general. Because you fly so low so the ground, everybody finds it spectacular. Touching down correctly afterwards and getting the plane safely off the runway usually ends with a small round of applause even wink.pngBeen meaning to make a video of landing at Tegucigalpa with the NGX, but never quite got around to do it.Here's also a pretty nice video:

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St.Maarten, Kai Tak, Funchal, Innsbruck, Skiathos, Lukla, Courchevel or Tegucigalpa have simply always been icons of aviation when it comes to approaches.But, again, it is like with all other types of knowledge: some know a lot, others not so much. I agree it comes as a surprise a longtime simmer knows nothing of LPMA.On the other hand it is great to see how the MFS series plays an educative role and I am not talking only about aircraft's avionics and operations. smile.png

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So, any of you heard of Tegucigalpa? Also a pretty famous airport. Crazy approach in the pre-2006 situation.
Lol, I was going to mention that one as well. I thought Tegucigalpa was pretty well known as well due to the approach.Another two in Brasil that you would think most would know due to their interesting approaches would be Santos Dumont and Congonhas. Congonhas doesnt have a difficult approach, but its short runway surrounded by buildings.

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I brought up Funchal for the civil engineering aspect, but if the difficulty of the airport is of interest, try landing at the Island of SABA (TNCS) with its 1,300 ft RWY:Saba_airport.jpgIt is served by a single airline (Winair, that I would be tempted to rename "Splash!")

  1. Details,
  2. (Pilot says: "Damn, that's short!"),
  3. (This guy does an off-axis approach and only uses half the runway!)

Then of course there's also deep mountain valley Paro International (VQPR), Bhutan ("Gateway to Shangri-La"):Paro_Airport.jpg

  1. Details.
  2. (Private G-IV. The big white mountain in the background is Everest. Nine minutes of approach next to the mountains! Better pull the circuit breaker on the GPWS! Nice guitar soundtrack.)
  3. (Easy in the Druk Air A-310, but can you depart RWY33 in a B-377? Wish Aerosoft would do this airport...)

Cheers,- jahman.

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In the meantime you can use a very nice budget version by Thai Creation.I've made a few approaches using this addon and they were very enjoyable.http://secure.simmar...intl-vqpr.phtml
Many thanks! Unfortunately it seems to only work for FS9.Cheers,- jahman.

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Unfortunately it seems to only work for FS9
Oops, sorry! Didn't think of it!As an FS9 user I sometimes take things for granted...blush.png

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Jahman,Thanks for the phenomenal "heads up" on this. I would have never known about it. What a great forum!Stan

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I have several of those mentioned and yes, there are frequent posts in the FSX forum just from me alone, begging for info on how to correctly make the approaches etc.The Madera scenery from Aerosoft is brilliant, if perhaps a little small in coverage. Then again they're a bit errr.... limited aren't theyLOL.gifI also HIGHLY recommend the MHTG Toncontin package by LatinVFR too, even if is now a bit long in tooth. Got mine at SimMarket I think.Lots & lots of threads about some of those airports and approaches in the PMDG forums also. Including some brilliantly detailed information.These fields are just fantastic when combined with the new 737NGX

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I recommend this FREE Saba package.... It TOTALLY changes the airport from concrete on a flat surface with surrending trees to a beautiful mountain with the short runway. Here: http://flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=127642Probably the best freeware I've seen.

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I recommend this FREE Saba package.... It TOTALLY changes the airport from concrete on a flat surface with surrending trees to a beautiful mountain with the short runway. Here: http://flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=127642Probably the best freeware I've seen.
Not free, but the one that comes with FlyTampa's St. Maarten is pretty nice as well.

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