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What's your favorite airport? (RL or sim)

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GCXO Tenerife North, my home town airport, but for good reasons:

 

- Long 3400m runway suitable for all kinds of aircraft

- Challenging weather, strong winds, gusts, windshear, often low visibility (see the Los Rodeos Air Disaster)

- Being a small island, The scenery is very nice for VFR flight (I suggest: SpainUHD for XP-10)

- For IFR flights, the published procedures are very "clean", very instructional. They are the sort of approach I would use as a standard, "text-book" approach plate. Just have a look at this beautiful VOR app plate.

- The Canary Islands are a great archipielago for both IFR and VFR practice. Very suitde for the Q400 for example, or for a C172 flight around an island.

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I don't really have one, but just choosing an airport at random  :Devil: I've flown a bit from EGLM in FSX lately.

I quite like it, grass runways but fairly easy to spot from the air.

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RL: CYVR - Vancouver. My hometown airport: beautiful scenery on the approach if you're lucky enough to sit on the side of the plane facing the northshore mountains, and a beautiful interior of the airport in which it's relatively easy to find your way around.

 

Sim: lots! :-)

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After in/out 1053 airports on FSX so far, I really do not have a "favorite" I am usally following a route or going to a region of the world in the news or with some interesting weather patterns. Also focused on a few airports deemed "interesting" such as RJGG, SBSP, RJBB, NZPG, ENSB and OYTZ.

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Real Life: KEMT, San Gabriel Valley Airport (formerly El Monte Airport.)

Amazing breakfast and pie at http://www.anniaskitchen.com/ about 100 yards off the runway. My kid's love watching the planes. Me too. Easy, fun morning activity.

 

Sim: KTNP, 29 Palms Airport, GET IT HERE

Combined with Blue Sky freeware photoreal scenery of the desert is Socal flying bliss. Plus I can easily travel to some of Orbx's latest and greatest. This is my default airport in P3d.

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