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Challenging Airports Sparrevohn, Alaska (PASV)

For this issue, Chris Frishmuth explores a relic from the Cold War era. Located in the remote wilderness of Alaska, Sparrevohn is a US Air Force station that continues to serve in the present day.

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Challenging Airports - Pasto, Colombia (SKPS)

Chris Frishmuth takes a look at Antonio Nariño Airport (a 5,951ft elevation airport) situated at the southern end of the Cordillera Central mountain range in Colombia.

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Challenging Airports - Nuuk, Greenland (BGGH)

With links to other towns in the country and international points beyond, the small airport at Nuuk is an essential gateway to the region.

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Challenging Airports - Saint-Tropez, La Mole (LFTZ)

In the south of France, the sun-drenched shores of Saint-Tropez is the point of entry for the rich and famous that will take helicopter transfers to their private yachts moored offshore.

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Challenging Airports - Lukla

When one scans the globe for challenging airports, you would be hard pressed to find one with as many challenges as those presented by Tenzing-Hillary Airport, otherwise known as Lukla.

Challenging Airports - Saint Barthelemy

"Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect."- Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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Extreme Airports

Five of the world’s most extreme airports

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Challenging Airports - Akureyri (BIAR)

On this instalment of the Challenging Airports series, having wound our way around the globe, two years later we find ourselves revisiting Iceland.

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Challenging Airports Annecy - France (LFLP)

Tucked away in the eastern corner of France, the city of Annecy is on the doorstep of the high Alps to the east, with the gorgeous namesake Lake Annecy to the southeast.

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Challenging Airports - Petersburg, Alaska (PAPG)

We visit the isolated island community in Petersburg, Alaska, located midway between Juneau and Ketchikan.