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Citation Jet Takes Off From One Of The Most Challenging Airports In The World

One thing is for sure: we're glad we weren't on this flight. This Citation jet took off with little room to spare from Courchevel Airport in the French Alps. What's special about Courchevel? It has a 1,762 foot runway that slopes down 18.6% off the side of a mountain - at 6,588' MSL.

Here's a different view of the takeoff:

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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