Views of St Moritz/Samedan

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Views of St Moritz/Samedan

#1 Post by reddo » Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:43 pm

Had to delay the flight by 1 day. It was worth the wait.
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Re: Views of St Moritz/Samedan

#2 Post by Boac » Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:50 pm

Beautiful! Happy memories of Innsbruck. I assume it is VFR only?

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Re: Views of St Moritz/Samedan

#3 Post by reddo » Thu Feb 17, 2022 4:47 pm

Sort of. There is a RNP arrival but it's really more of a cloud break as it finishes around 9500'. Airfield elevation is 5600'.
We need to do sim practice every year for it.

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#4 Post by Ex-Ascot » Fri Feb 18, 2022 11:40 am

Had a very hairy arrival and departure from there some years ago. Very windy, we were all over the shop. Our principle pax came onto the flight deck on landing and we said to her that we would see her back there in a week. No you will not she said, you can pick me up from Geneva. Departing empty we hit a down draft trying to get over a lump of granite. It was a very close call.
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#5 Post by reddo » Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:44 pm

It is definitely a challenge when it's breezy. Innsbruck and Chambery can be quite hairy too when the breeze is blowing.

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#6 Post by Rwy in Sight » Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:11 pm

For those who have operated to RHO and more to the point HER with a southern wind: how does it compare to St. Moritz?

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#7 Post by Boac » Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:12 pm

A lot less cumulo-granite!

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#8 Post by talmacapt » Tue Feb 22, 2022 4:05 pm

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I hope your visit was in a budgie and not a VC10!!

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#9 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:26 am

talmacapt wrote:
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I hope your visit was in a budgie and not a VC10!!
Somehow don't think we could get a 10 into there. It was bad enough with the 748.
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Re: Views of St Moritz/Samedan

#10 Post by reddo » Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:27 pm

Popped into Samedan and Sion over the weekend. Similar views, a smidge more hazy, a bit less snow.

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