Are you brave enough to land at these 25 Most Dangerous Airport Runways? Let’s face it: traveling can be quite stressful at times. It’s not only plotting logistics and making sure everything is in order.
Sometimes, it’s getting on the plane that’s the most nerve-wracking, especially if you have a fear of flying. Not all fears of flying are unjustified. As you’ll soon see, some of these destinations have the worst airport runways ever!
If you are one of the many people who have a flying phobia, you’ll want to stay away from these 25 Most Dangerous Airport Runways!
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Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, USA
Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland
See, landing there involves flying up a fjord while the threat of severe turbulence and wind shear makes things even more dangerous.
Kansai International Airport, Japan
Kansai’s artificial island is 2.5 miles long and 1.6 miles wide. It’s so large that it’s rumored to be visible from space. From an engineering point of view, the airport there is one of the most impressive in the world.
However, the frequent earthquakes, powerful cyclones, and unstable seabed make this engineering masterpiece one of the most dangerous airports as well.
Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand
This is a very deceiving airport. At first you won’t notice anything unusual about it. However, if you pay closer attention, you’ll notice the weirdest thing ever! Right in the middle of the two runways, someone had the not so brilliant idea to create an eighteen-hole golf course.
That makes this airport not only a dangerous place for golfers, but one of the most bizarre airports out there as well.
Paro Airport, Bhutan
To begin with, only eight pilots are qualified to land in this airport. And there are thousands of pilots in this world. This Himalayan airport is 1.5 miles above sea level and surrounded by sharp peaks of up to 18,000 feet. Add in the mix that the airport’s runway is only 6,500 feet long.
It’s rumored that the majority of passengers flying to this tiny airport, usually take anti-anxiety meds before the flight to steady their nerves. Why we’re not surprised?