The Most Extreme Airport – Courchevel Airport

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The airport of Courchevel is a French airport, located in a ski area in the mountains of the French Alps. The airport has a very short runway of only 525 meters or 1722 feet with a gradient of 18.5%. There is not a landing procedure for this airport. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twent otters and DHC-7 Dash 7 tuboprops served at the airport in the past; however, the airfield mainly sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas, as well as helicopters in the gifts.

The track does not have instrument approach procedures, but it is almost impossible to land in haze and low clouds. The characteristics of the difficult approach, is very dangerous. A track of ascending slope and an adjacent elevation are 6,588 feet, that is, 2,008 meters. The band changes the slope in two places, and the highest value in 18.5 degrees. The History Channel program, Most Extreme Airport classifies it as the seventh most dangerous airport in the world. Some scenes from the movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” (James Bond) are also shown here.

The Most Extreme Airport - Courchevel Airport
The Most Extreme Airport - Courchevel Airport

The Most Extreme Airport - Courchevel Airport

The Most Extreme Airport - Courchevel Airport

The Most Extreme Airport - Courchevel Airport

The Most Extreme Airport - Courchevel Airport

The Most Extreme Airport - Courchevel Airport

The Most Extreme Airport - Courchevel Airport





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