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The General Aviation Flying Club for Fly UK members. Take a break from airline flying and hop into a light plane or helicopter and either go solo or for more fun, join other members flying VFR online on multiplayer. You'll have a personal log-book if you wish to log your flights as you go. We hold informal VFR events, wherever FS will take us. Serious fixed-wing training is also available from one of our qualified PPL instructors.


Wed, 24 Apr 2019 at 1900z Dangerous Airports -Courcheve

Posted on 03 Mar 2019


Courchevel Altiport (French: Altiport de Courchevel) (IATA: CVF, ICAO: LFLJ) is an altiport serving Courchevel, a ski resort in the French Alps.


The airfield has a very short runway of only 537 metres (1,762 ft) with a gradient of 18.6%.] There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain

. The airfield primarily sees use by smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters. The runway has no instrument approach procedure or lighting aids, thus making landing in fog and/or low clouds unsafe and almost impossible.

The airport is considered dangerous, as it features a difficult approach, an upslope runway and ski runs in the adjacent area.

The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranks it as the seventh most extreme airport in the world

Be Prepared - Important Event Information

As a courtesy to other pilots and In accordance with the Flying Club code of practice, please: Try to maintain a minimum 2nm separation, particularly on approach to, and departure from, the airfields.

Please see attached Plan-G flight plan which also includes a reference to the flight author(s) - Thanks to all those who contribute, it is very much appreciated

 

Courchevel one.plg


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