Old 31st Dec 2018, 10:30
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Originally Posted by rustyflyer View Post
Jan, that piqued my interest so I had a scan on Google maps & found it! Bit challenging....


Russ Ware
Not only 'challenging, but definitely closed since the bad 1976 accident.

Originally Posted by Sam Rutherford View Post
So, I'm looking for an airport that can take a Fokker 100 or similar/bigger, as close as possible to the ski lifts.

Current winner is Aosta, followed closely by Sion - any others though?
I doubt you get a loaded F100 off Aosta, runway is about 200m too short for legal take-off.Leaves Sion, which would work. Why not make an adventure of the to us now unknown occasion? A C130 will only get you about max 64 parachute troops in there, s maybe hire two or a C-17 (we got 100 parachute troops barely in that) and drop the crowd above the ski resort?

100 people load will not get you a lot of chances and limiting will be take-off, or do you want to leave them there? A smaller aircraft and x shuttle flights may be a better choice.
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