Excluding how a runway would exist at 30,000 ft, could landing a plane at that altitude be done? What would it take to do so?

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Weather Phenomena That Could Impact Aviation Operations:

High Density altitude (1/3) density altitude of sea level. Planes capable of a ceiling of 35000 ft required. Ground effect deceleration landing required. Strong crosswinds and updrafts present year-round. Build from ice, the runway is 3 to 5 times longer to compensate for Density Altitude, wind, and ice. 10 percent chance of rain year-round. In the middle of June to September the monsoon season produces heavy precipitation. The temperature ranges from -2º F to -76º F. Banner clouds often present. The Subtropical jet stream maybe present with winds exceeding 80mph. If the Polar jet stream merges with the sub-tropical jet stream wind could exceeded 120mph. Supplemental oxygen maybe needed. Presume landing is done in head-wind only.

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    $\begingroup$ Landing is less of a problem. All it needs is a very long runway, tires strong enough for the higher speeds and a beefed-up landing gear for the higher sink speed. Taking off again from this runway will be the really hard part! $\endgroup$ Sep 28, 2020 at 5:58
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    $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? What would be the challenges to taking off and landing a typical passenger jet at FL300? $\endgroup$
    – MaximEck
    Sep 28, 2020 at 7:43
  • $\begingroup$ @PeterKämpf what about flap speed? $\endgroup$ Sep 28, 2020 at 9:10
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    $\begingroup$ @Abdullah The flap speed limits are IAS limits and you would land at the same IAS. It's just that this IAS would correspond to a much higher TAS at these altitudes. $\endgroup$
    – Bianfable
    Sep 28, 2020 at 9:47


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