Date for next leg of World's Challenging Approaches?

Can you attend on the 13th of April?

Yes, 13th of April is fine.
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No,15th of April is fine.
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Date for next leg of World's Challenging Approaches?

Postby SHM » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:20 pm

Time is flexible on both the dates.

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Re: Date for next leg of World's Challenging Approaches?

Postby V12 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:03 pm

Today, I visited Paro at Bhutan (VQPR). Here is flight log : https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=6920728

Rwy in sight !

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Lining up with 33 :

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Not absolutly ideal touch down :

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At "terminal" :
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I used standard flightplan, take off from ZBAA, 40 miles before Paro VOR (PRO 108.4 Mhz) switched off INS navigation and continued manualy direct to VOR. 3 miles before VOR turned right to 320 and performed visual approach and land on 33. Braking pads has been scrapped (see smoke around main gear), because short runway and 30 tons FOB.

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Short flight from Thribuvan to Paro should be the next Challenge.

EDIT :
Added some images.
Last edited by V12 on Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Date for next leg of World's Challenging Approaches?

Postby IAHM-COL » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:24 pm

That's such an oversized craft, it deserves mentioning in the Willy :D
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Re: Date for next leg of World's Challenging Approaches?

Postby KL-666 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:08 pm

Paro is not the next challenge. It is the only challenge. It is the only airport that really forces me to work hard. (Landed there a couple of times with the 777)

And i know what i am talking about. I have had most of the weirdest Andes airports. Let's say Quito with no visibility is a breeze compared to Paro with visibility.

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Btw, a normal jet should not be able to make the descent for rw 33 from the mountain at VOR PRO (if it can, it is a fg bug). From that VOR, you can do the approach for rw 15 by turning in the left valley after the airport. For rw 33 i have seen RL footage with a descent through the river valley to the right of VOR PRO.

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Re: Date for next leg of World's Challenging Approaches?

Postby V12 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:11 am

Normal jets can descent from PRO to the valley, but with price of dangerous landing speed. I tried take off from 15 with Boeing 707, climb to FL150, then turn back and descent to the valley. After some hard work with steering I was able soft land on 33. B707's turning rate is too low, but enough for that landing.

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Re: Date for next leg of World's Challenging Approaches?

Postby V12 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:49 am

And again back in Paro. Now, after some mistakes - see flight track :

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Concorde has not modern navigation display, it is very big handicap in case of complicated approach like this.

EDIT :
Bye bye Paro !

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Afterburner engaged, climbing to FL300 with vertical speed more than 8000 fpm.


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