View Full Version : The steepest airport in the world discussion

09-05-2007, 04:56 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile26794/The-steepest-airport-in-the-world.htm>The steepest airport in the world</a></b><br><br>Courchevel's airport has a certain degree of infamy in the aviation industry as home to one of the shortest runways in the world, with a length of 525 metres and a gradient of 18.5% in order to help slow landing aircraft.<br />
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This airport was used in the opening scene of the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies" with Pierce Brosnan.<br />
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Video from YouTube:<br />
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFzP9CRFdWw<br><br><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/133175courcheval.jpg>