Courchevel to Sion - Over the Alps in a 172 in 10 replay screenshots

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COURCHEVEL TO SION

It was a spontaneous one today as I decided to grab the Cessna 172 and take it for a good run around the alps of France and Swtizerland. Taking off from the rather scary runway at Courchevel, it was a fully manual flight using the FPL as a rough guide.

There was a fair amount of ducking and diving in between valleys and mountains and at one point we were only 300 feet AGL from one of the peaks. A steep approach into the valley at Sion and a sharp right bank saw the great little 172 onto the runway safely and there was some great scenery to be had as well!

Departure: LFLJ (Courchevel Altiport, French Alps).
Arrival: LSGS (Sion Airport, Rhone Valley, Switzerland).
Flight time: 34 minutes
Server: Expert.

Notes: As always, no hard editing was done to the photos, just some personal preference slight changes to the light and contrast and working with what is available – nothing fake added or taken away.

Good times.

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The Alps are just so beautiful, nice shots!

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Awesome shots!

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One word: WOW 🤩!

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The 172 must have struggled at such high altitude.

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I recently watched Squirrel fly this on MFS2020 on YT looks like a fun flight!

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That’s exactly what inspired me to do it…

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It wasn’t too bad - it was OK at about 10,500 MSL but performance was noticeably decreasing at that point.

Lovely Scenic Shots as Usual!

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Such amazing pictures! An absolute stunning scenery very well captured. Thanks for sharing!

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