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Old 31st Aug 2018, 12:14
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Mariner
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
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Originally Posted by aterpster View Post
"Having said that, the "new" airport is far better than the old"
That may be your experience, but it certainly isn't mine.

While the old airport Mariscal Sucre certainly had it's challenges, the new Mitad del Mundo with it's unpredictable (or perhaps I should say predictable cause it's winds are nearly always shifty) windshear can be quite a handfull. I've flown into the new airport often, and seen one aircraft after the other going around due to windshear. Including the locals.
I must say I preferred the old airport.

(plus the ride into town was a lot quicker too )
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