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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/1012887-Landing-in-the-mountains
Rated: 18+ · Book · Opinion · #1916946
A collection of thoughts and comments on various topics.
#1012887 added July 2, 2021 at 1:12am
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Landing in the mountains
I sometimes get a kick out of paging through those "Best...", "Worst...", "Scariest...", etc. slideshows that pop up on Yahoo! from time to time. Today's was "Most Dangerous Airports Around the World", and the first one "shown" was Telluride Regional Airport right here in Colorado. The accompanying text describes the location pretty well: "The highest-elevation commercial airport in the U.S. sits on a sharp plateau and is surrounded by 1,000-foot cliffs amid the San Juan mountains. It can be difficult to appreciate the lovely views when planes make the terrifying takeoff over the cliff edge." Personally, though, I would have said "...9,070 feet above sea level..." vs. "...9,070 feet off the ground...".

The most interesting part of the Telluride slide, though, was the accompanying photo. The terrain around the airport does not include a lake, and I'm pretty doggone certain British Airways doesn't fly into Telluride.
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