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IN OMG! ON 11 Jan, 2015
Disclaimer: It's not for the faint at heart.
The unruly feeling, when it takes off, the magnificence of earth from the sight, the clouds so close and the adventure unexplored.
The air journey, is so full of suprises.If you are brave at heart, ready to explore all that comes with trying something new, here is what you need to see.
Down here, is the collection of the most dangerous runways. If you are on one of the flights, that is going to end up here, you better know that there is just no room for errors. High mountains, gusty winds and surrounding blue- one thing goes wrong and there is no tomorrow. Thanks to our extremely qualified and responsible pilot and crew behind it, it is as safe as it can get.
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If you are awed by the enormous scale and elegance already, I would ask you to reconsider it. Oh! This enormous runway is surrounded by water at either sides. With eastern coast covered in Mediterranean ocean, the western side has the threatening Bay of Gibraltar.
And when you thought water is the only thing you are not scared of, here is the real picture. The runway which is only 6,000 feet long, also houses the busiest road of the peninsula. That is the reason why only 3 flights fly in and out of Gibraltar. Oh! This is pleasurably chilling!
Maho Beach in the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, is the most amazing sun bathing spot. And so there is so much more you can do there. But the scariest part is it's runway. The airport is so close to the beach that, when it crosses over, it seems as if it is just within hand's reach.
It is surely a challenge for the pilots because the runway is only 7,150 feet long. So to land the plane effectively, they have to lower it enough, on the beach site. Though noisy and a cause of hindrance for some, it is where you can have the best selfie time! So, what are you waiting for? Let's go Caribbean!
Airport of Hechi, Guangxi, China is constructed 2,200ft above the sea level, on the top of 65 beautiful mountains. As wonderful as the location sounds, as tricky and challenging it is to the pilots. The runway is so narrow that it can actually accommodate only 3 flights at a time. The most busiest airports end up handling at least 20 times more flights in one hour. So, if you are going to China this fall of the year, chose an adventure like this or just be boring. Your call.
Ranked as the second most dangerous airport in the world, Toncontin International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras is indeed awe-some! With one the shortest runways ever, it also has many other challenges a pilot need to look forward to. Located on a high altitude, high velocity winds pose a great threat, mountainous terrains add to that, a great deal.
Though pilots have always been extra careful while landing, But one really unfortunate incident occurred when Airbus A320 crashed in the May of 2008, killing 5 innocent passengers. The airport then received a grant to extend the runway.
With three sides surrounded by the giant Caribbean sea, the fourth one, houses a mighty cliff. Amongst all odds, rests the runway of Juancho E Yrausquin Airport. It has the shortest runway in the world. With a length of mere 1,300 feet, jet air planes are not allowed to land here. Only Twin Otter propeller planes can make it here successfully.
Yes, you guessed it right. It is not an airport at all! It is a beach. The take off's and landings on this airport are completely dependent on tides at the place. At the time of high tides, the whole runway is under water.
This is what the sign says. When the airport is not in use, the bay of Traigh Mhor is occupied by kite surfers. It is the only airport in the World that uses beach as it's runway.
Located in a highly populated area of Sao Paulo, Congonhas Airport, demands plenty of pilot's skills and patience. Furthermore, the runways are also very slippery.
In 2007 a TAM Airlines Airbus A320, over ran on the slippery runway. The plane was out on the roads and made a terrible crash at a warehouse, killing all 186 passengers and crew. Soon, after this a new system of storm water management was implemented, so that the water does not stand on the runways for long.
Located in the heart of Himalays, Tenzing-Hillary Airport is also one of those airports where landing and take off will give you chills. It is named after Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay, the brave mountain climbers who were the first to reach the Mount Everest Submit.
And so those who end up in Nepal, with Mount Everest as their only dream, the base camp starts here. This magnificent yet dangerous airport is located in the heart of Himalayas, at an altitude of 9,000 ft. The runway is 1,500 feet long, with an incline of 12%. With any less challenges, high velocity wind completes the list.
With everything just perfect in the beautiful planned city of Washington D.C, what makes this airport- one of the most dangerous airports in the world? The quiet city of Washington D.C prohibits the air traffic over it unto a height of 18,000 feet. So, the flight has to go over the Potomac River that is seen in the picture above.
To fly over the river is not the tough part, but the 30 to 40 degree of sharp turn is dangerous. Though our highly efficient pilots are trained a great deal, but the effect it creates on the passengers ends up making it a scary experience all together.
Ranked on number 3 in the most dangerous airports of the world by The History Channel, it indeed will live to your expectations. Located in the wonderful town of St. Jean, this airport is also close to a high density population area.