A pilotís view.
Known as the land of the long white cloud, if you fly into New Zealand you could well encounter this scenario. Hold on to your seat.
This is the approach and descent into Queenstown, New Zealand.
http://www.chonday.com/Videos/pilotnewzdalnd1 4 min 11 sec. Click for full screen.
Near Queenstown I was intrigued by the name of an area, The Devils Staircase. I Googled it and come up with a video of a motorcycle hill climb.
'Riding up Devils Staircase', Karapoti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jmzx85ULrs 11 min
Best case for instrument landings that I know. Just hope the instruments aren't faulty
Been there. Done that. We used EVS, so clouds were not an issue.
EVS = Advanced Vision System
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My approach into Queenstown....
If you have Google Earth and are interested in the location of the airport to the city, bring up Google Earth and type in Airport, Queensland, New Zealand.