07 November 2008


Stupid is as stupid does

Would you land uphill or downhill?


Take off downhill, land uphill.



Meribel (45° 24.4' N, 06°34.8 E) is a bit like that. It is 5600 ft up in the french alps, only 400 yards long but with a crosswise slant up a steep slope with a blind approach & a vertical cliff at the end!

I've landed skiplanes on glaciers too, which is like this, but you have to turn the plane sideways as you stop, to stop it sliding back and to ensure an easy start.

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