Some of the toughest flying in the world is in this Pacific island region, including on mountainside runways carved out with hand tools.


    • And a nice job they did too.
      These pronounced slope strips definitely call for a little practice in adjusting your touchdown, but they do give back a warm fuzzy feeling on departure roll 🙂

  1. Superb pilot and technique. This should be referenced in the Airplane Flying Handbook. The majority of YouTube videos I have seen demonstrate a descent to an aiming point hundreds of feet before the touchdown point resulting in a long very dangerous float inches above terrain before the runway surface.