Photo by well known aviation photographer Jack Fleetwood over Sedona, AZ airport (KSEZ) on November 11, 2019

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Comment by Stan Cooper on November 19, 2019 at 1:02pm

Glenn, AOPA simply states "terrain" as the biggest factor in making SEZ one of the most challenging airports. I agree the surrounding terrain can be intimidating and high winds can make for some serious downdrafts and squirrelly approaches. Maybe I've just been lucky. :)

1301 Challenging Airports - AOPA

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Comment by Glenn Davis on November 19, 2019 at 7:18am

I think SEZ is on AOPA's top 10 most difficult.....

Comment by Stan Cooper on November 18, 2019 at 7:43pm
Glenn, SEZ has been my usual fuel stop at Thanksgiving nearly every year when I visit my sister and her family in Albuquerque for the past twenty years. The fact that it's on top of a mesa makes the perspective a bit unusual, but the runway is just shy of a mile long. Elevation is 4830 ft. I've never had any apprehensions about stopping there. Density altitude was 5500 feet last weekend and I was climbing at 400 fpm (flying solo with just a small duffel for baggage).
Comment by Glenn Davis on November 18, 2019 at 4:28pm


If you have landed at Sedona My hat's off to you!!

Comment by Sebastien Heintz on November 18, 2019 at 9:49am

Great pic!

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