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Old 01-01-2020, 04:37 AM
Georges G Georges G is offline
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Default Last flight of 2019

This is a link with some photos and videos of my last flight of the year.

Happy new year to you all.
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:41 AM
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Wow. I always knew an RV could do that but I've never seen it.
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:58 AM
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Default Awesome!

Bucket list airport I will probably never get to check off.... Great video, thanks for sharing. Did you make a tube into the tail cone to put your skis in or do you rent? Where did you fly in from? How long a trip? Did you have to go through a checkout to be allowed to fly in there?
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:19 AM
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That is about as cool as it gets.
Williamston MI
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:24 AM
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Wow! Flying your home built into an airport right at the base of a ski resort; that's a dream come true!
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:27 PM
Northernliving Northernliving is offline
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Default Amazing video!

Originally Posted by Georges G View Post
This is a link with some photos and videos of my last flight of the year.

Happy new year to you all.
That's spectacular! I was in Courchevel last March skiing with my son and was often wondering about flying into this airport. Amazing. As I recall, it's around 6,500ft

I watched them de-wing and truck this plane away. Given the terrain, there is no option for a go-around.

This smaller airport was on one of the adjacent mountains, Val-Thorens and was around 9,000 ft. It was cool to see this Jodel D140E Mousquetaire hombuilt there. Pretty sure these are wood construction.

Here is the runway...
Brian J.
Boston, MA
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Old 01-01-2020, 06:26 PM
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Default Yes, Awesome!

Really nice uphill landing! It was like landing on a glacier in Alaska.
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:05 PM
Berchmans Berchmans is offline
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Default Cool in every way possible

Very cool...just don't know what else to say...
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:11 PM
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Even though I had a lovely flight to Monterey CA with my wife on the last day of 2019, I am totally jealous.
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