10 Of The Craziest Airport Runways In The World
According to reports by the majority of world pilots, taking off and landing is considered one of the most dangerous and horrifying aspect of any flight. Some conditions are far worse than others, of course, and even the most trained pilots won’t fly in certain areas or airports. Mountain peaks, cliff faces, over-crowded beaches, and even some bad traffic will ensure pilots cannot fly safely. Here are ten of the craziest airport runways in the entire world!
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, of Saba Island, is a 1300-foot-long runway that is only a tad longer than the majority of sea carrier runways. This airport is built atop a steep cliff, and one wrong move by the pilot leads to the entire plane landing in the ocean below.
Qamdo Bamda Airport
The Qamdo Bamda Airport in Tibet is the highest airport in the entire world. The runway was built at over 14,000 feet above sea level, and the entire runway is 3.5 miles long. That length may be excessive, but it is required due to the extreme altitude.