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Hair Raising Approach to KEGE Runway 25 During 757 Ski Charter Flight

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

Presenting a ski resort charter service from KMCI Kansas City International Airport located 15 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City, Missouri to KEGE Eagle County Regional Airport four miles west of Eagle and Vail, Colorado

Airborne after take off from runway 09 on climb to FL360 with background view of intersection of highway route numbers 169 and 152


Making right turn toward west with background view of Lake Waukomis


Crossing Missouri River with background view of financial district of Kansas City


You can see financial district below the nose and below sixth passenger window is Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport the home of TWA headquarters and was labelled as most dangerous airport in America in era 1960


Still climbing past suburbs of Kansas City


Passing Kansas City's two stadiums called Kauffman Stadium the home of Kansas City Royals and Arrowhead Stadium the home of Kansas City Chiefs where you can see highway route number 70 above the baseball stadium


Passing the financial district and the local airport of Kansas City already described previously


Passing the airport of departure as seen below the plane


Cruising at FL360


Cruising along Colorado's highway route number 70


Approaching eastern side of city of Denver called Aurora suburb


Passing Aurora suburb


Cruising past Glendale suburb of Denver


Cruising past financial district of city of Denver


Look at heart shaped lake called Bear Creek Lake


Approaching mountains which signals time for descent to get ready for hair-raising and difficult runway approach to runway 25



Got to watch out mountains on both sides of the plane!!!




Because of regulations of the forums not allowing more than 20 screenshots per post, please be kind enough to go to this hyperlink as seen below to view the exciting and hair raising approach to the dangerous airport!!


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Thank you for viewing!! Stay tuned for next excitng flight!!



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An excellent trip report and good looking unusual VA livery on the 757. I suspect that there are worse aeroplanes to fly that mountainous approach in: The 757 has a rather good power to weight ratio should the need arise. :cool:

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Highbypass and HLJames,


Thanks for your kind words.


Highbypass, you are right about performance of 757.





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