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Worst Airport App Due To Turbulance And Wind  
User currently offlineBritannia191A From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 26056 times:

Im interested to know which airports are fairly much guaranteed a roller coaster ride in due to the environment they are surrounded by and you will also know when you fly to this airport you will have a fun ride it.
Some of the airports I have flown and seems to be a guaranteed roller coaster are:
Atlanta - This was a Fun ride in , flown in 4 times now and every time we went up and down and it was great.

Athens (Greece)- OLD AIRPORT - This was always a windy approach , must admit not fun but always known to be a windy approach as the landing runway was 33 and there was always a crosswind from the hills and the sea.

Tenerife - This is always a windy approach due to the proximity to the sea.

[Edited 2006-03-01 11:02:22]

[Edited 2006-03-01 11:03:19]

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8594 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 25996 times:
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PLZ can be hectic, Port Elizabeth is known as the windy city and the approach off the sea can be a wild ride. I have also had some bumpy landings at CPT but not as frequently as PLZ.

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 25991 times:

I have always found DFW to be pretty bumpy.

User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 67
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 25982 times:

How about Funchal, Madeira (Santa Cruz) Portugal.


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User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 25920 times:

Don't forget JNU!

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And this picture doesn't include the 1000+ meter mountains behind the photographer, or the narrow channel that the runway points down.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8726 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 25907 times:

Depending on the approach GIB can be a bitch of an approach, due to the position of the Rock, and the narrowness of the straight of Gibraltar.

The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineRaffik From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1741 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 25901 times:

LPA always seems quite windy. There are lots of wind generators around the airport so it must be a particularly windy location.

- Alec
User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 25884 times:


Watched Discovery some days ago and it was a show about winds... they mentioned Hong Kong new airport and said that it was very windy there because of the mountain right beside the airport...

Best regards

I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 25877 times:

I was told by a mate of mine who flies for ANZ that one of their airports was an absolute bitch - cant remember if it was Christchurch or Wellington - but he was adamant that it was the worst he'd ever flown or heard of.

What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 25877 times:

Quoting WINGS (Reply 3):
How about Funchal, Madeira (Santa Cruz) Portugal.

W-O-W......!!! Never seen something like that! wideeyed  wideeyed  wideeyed 

As far as I'm concerned I experienced some scaring and windy landings in Genoa…

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User currently offlineBrasuca From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 25858 times:

I've been told that LIS is quite tricky for pilots to get the aircraft correctly aligned to the runway, both in landing and take-off.
Worth mentioning ZRH with their constant strong cross wind.
I'm no expert though.


Varig, Varig, Varig
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 25854 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 1):
PLZ can be hectic

I second Port Elizabeth (PLZ). GRJ and ZQN also comes to mind.



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User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 25854 times:

I find CWL quite bad. Once you get a bad wind off the Bristol Channel it rocks you all over the place.


User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 25847 times:

Quoting JMJAirways (Reply 7):
Watched Discovery some days ago and it was a show about winds... they mentioned Hong Kong new airport and said that it was very windy there because of the mountain right beside the airport...

The problem HKG has is windshear. This is only a problem when the winds come from a southerly direction. The mountains south of the airport creates a mass turbluence effect for the winds coming from the south. As planes approach HKG either from the West or the East, they will get a continuous flow of southerly winds at first. But then when they cross the north side of the hills, the air can become a lot more turbulent. Think of it as putting a finger (or fingers) in a stream of flowing water, you can see how currents divert around the your finger(s). Think of them as wind and imagine how they can cause a loss of lifts to aircrafts.

HKG has a highly sophisticated windshear detector placed about 20 miles northeast of the airport. It feeds the data to the ATC who will in turn warn traffic of the existence of windshear in the area.

Approaches can also get bumpy when there are typhoons and thunderstorms in the area (usually occurs in the summer months)

However, I have always experienced smooth rides into HKG.

[Edited 2006-03-01 12:34:41]

User currently offlineV2fix From New Zealand, joined Mar 2003, 368 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 25740 times:

Wellington New Zealand. Everytime.

Guaranteed roller-coaster on most days.

742; 744; DC10, DC3, 321, 320, 319, 170,190, 772, 773,333, 346, 343
User currently offlinePualani From United States of America, joined May 2004, 304 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 25717 times:

Almost all of my flights to OGG were bumpy and I know the crosswind the pilots have to deal with on landing is a bitch.


User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 25708 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 8):
I was told by a mate of mine who flies for ANZ that one of their airports was an absolute bitch - cant remember if it was Christchurch or Wellington - but he was adamant that it was the worst he'd ever flown or heard of.

Wellington has the rep for some pretty bumpy takeoffs and landings.

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offlineKaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 806 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 25690 times:

Old ATH was never really bumpy. CFU on the other hand...

Quoting V2fix (Reply 14):
Wellington New Zealand. Everytime.

Guaranteed roller-coaster on most days.

Beat me to it

I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not terrified and screaming, like his passengers
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8594 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 25670 times:
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Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 8):
cant remember if it was Christchurch or Wellington

I have a video clip of some approaches at Wellington and they are quite wild.

[Edited 2006-03-01 13:51:36]

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 25648 times:

If I'm not mistaken KEF has a reputation for being pretty windy too.

At the bus station, buses stop. At the train station, trains stop. At my desk, I have a work station.
User currently offlineSeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1335 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 25555 times:

Colorado Springs (COS) has always been a turbulent approach and landing whether it comes from the winter storms moving down the Front Range of the Rockies, the massive temperature inversions at higher altitudes during hot summer months, the violent thunderstorms that form over the mountains to the West and move across the Plains, or the chinook winds that whip across the mountaintops and drop rapidly and nearly straight down from the top of 14,000 foot Pike's Peak to the city 8,000 feet below. The 20 minute flight between COS and Denver can best be described as an "E Ticket" roller coaster ride.

User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 25408 times:

Never had a problem in LIS.

Genoa and HKG are on my list.TC

FL450, M.85
User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 25381 times:

Florence especially with easterly winds. A lot windshears and downdrafts from the surrounding mountains. A windshear during climb out from rwy 05 is a very critical thing in FLR.

Another critical is LCY because of all the buildings in the short final for both runways you oven encounter heavy gusts and possible windshears during short final. Remember LCY runway is only 1300m.

User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 25358 times:

YYT - St. Johns, Newfoundland

Above and Beyond
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3031 posts, RR: 44
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 25315 times:

In LUG there's pretty strong turbulence when the wind is blowing from the north (the airport is in a valley and there are mountains all around).

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My worst were in GOA, where the airport is between mountains and sea.

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25 LTBEWR : The old Denver airport used to be pretty bad too if I remember due to it's close proximinty to the Rocky Mts. front range (much like with COS mentione
26 HiJazzey : I don't know where it fits in the world scheme of things, but the approach to MED is always bumpy thanks to the Hijaz mountain chain.
27 JAAlbert : Don't forget good old Albuquerque in New Mexico, USA. The approach is over an enormous plain of lava fields. From April on, the updrafts caused by the
28 Hmflyer : Reno with the winds coming off the hills can be extremely turbulent.
29 2travel2know : CUZ, Perú - It's actually kind of closed between 1400h and 0600h due to strongwinds.
30 Rainbird : I agree with Pualani, OGG in Maui. There is a reason that the beach just off the airport is a great windsurf spot. The winds are strong from entering
31 Pilottim747 : Denver Stapleton had a big windshear problem which is one of the reasons they wanted to move to a new airport further away. The new DEN can still hav
32 AA777 : MIA is pretty bad if you're coming in over the sea in the afternoon (Landing on 28 R/L). Once youre a bit more inland its less bumpy though. DCA is a
33 Amhilde : Hmflyer- I recently had a pilot tell me that the situation with Reno is that the winds coming over the mountains create a situation much like waves cr
34 Terryb99 : That was one of my wildest rides in memory on a full size jet. The 737 was bumping and shaking like crazy and I was getting a bit concerned, until I
35 Gritzngravee : What about MAD? Although I've flown in there once it was extremely bumpy so bumpy people were praying on decent and approach. Obviously the mountains
36 PureKiwi : Wellington is definately the best, espicially when your in a trainer and have just flown cross-country and your fuel is low and you need to land in 40
37 Tockeyhockey : the worst turbulance is absolutely in the aluetian islands, airports like cold bay and dutch harbor. i've heard pilots of peninsula airways claim that
38 BHMBAGLOCK : In times of severe drought, the approaches over the glades can be very rough as well.
39 Barney Captain : ONT during Santa Ana's. The rotor coming off the top of the mountains can (and in my case, did) do some very "undesirable" things.
40 BA84 : The OLD runway at Ushuaia, Argentina. Town at one end, hill at the other.
41 MGA : I find SJO a very bumpy landing. I´ve been in a couple of CM flights in which people hav vomited... MGA
42 Irishpower : I have flown into a bunch of airports mentioned above and my list is-- 1. Wellington, NZ---only time I have ever been scared in an airplane. 2. Denver
43 TinkerBelle : Kaitak.... (yeeah, yeah, yeah, it's no more but how can you leave Kaitak out when talking about bumpy, crapy landings?)
44 Ukkiwibird : Yup, Windy Welly. I think it's the mix of the funneling winds through the cooks and the water tempreture. Ukkiwibird
45 Uswyjer : BDL can be pretty bad at times, pretty hilly in that part of CT, and winds coming off Metacomet Ridge can be blustery. Coming in over Litchfield Count
46 RootsAir : totally agree with you. Sjo is in the middle of a valley so always great winds! Everytime I'm on a flight to SJO there is sudden turbulence and that'
47 Bohica : I'm surprised nobody mentioned SLC. Some of the approaches into there are worth E-tickets at Disneyland. During the summer, there are thermals coming
48 TheSonntag : Rijeka - RJK is the worst approach I have ever had as a passenger. This is because of the bura winds, which are a strong crosswind.
49 Steeler83 : I wonder if anyone has flown into Kunsai-Osaka, that airport that was built on a man-made island in the middle of the bay near Kobe. I wonder what fly
50 Hb88 : Wellington, New Zealand - hands down. I did a couple of flight deck rides in there at night in gales and remember just about having to prise my finger
51 AS907 : I'm surprised no one has provided that link to the video of the Wellington landings. I have the video on my comp, I just don't have the link. I know o
52 2travel2know : Just like SJO: GUA and TGU In the States I felt a lot of turbulance @ LAS
53 Flyjetstar : WLG without doubt. This helps Kiwi's be great travellers I'm sure! If you can handle WLG you can handle anything. CHC can be fun on the short runway w
54 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : Here we go Enjoy http://wellingtonista.blogspot.com/2...on-airport-highlights-package.html Lee
55 Beefstew25 : I take a SW flight from MCO to ABQ on a regular basis, and when we hit the backside of the Sandia's, we tend to get kicked around a bit. Extremely un
56 UA777222 : TEX Is an interesting approach and departure. Best. Matt
57 Post contains links and images Cedars747 : Bariloche international airport in Argentina is very windy ,lot of turbulence and bumpy landings View Large View MediumPhoto © Gustavo Kaufmann -
58 Nerak11 : I did my pilot training out of Wellington New Zealand and the instructors always maintained that if you could fly in and out of Wellington you could p
59 Bofredrik : Thessaloniki, Greece.
60 Dc10rules : RNO was the worst ride I ever experienced. The entire 757 (pre-Ted days) clapped when Capt. Logan (I even remember his name) hit the runway. HNL was
61 AIRCANL1011 : I had a very bumpy landing at AMS in a Saab 340. This Saab was bouncing and swaying from side to side. My wife was crying and others passengers were m
62 AUNC747 : Nice video BMIFlyer, thanks for sharing. MEX is often smooth but you can get a "exciting" approach from time to time.
63 Upsldplaner1 : ONT during the Santa Ana Winds. Talk about rock and roll. Espically when the Pilot tells you way in advance to hold on to you seats on final. You are
64 Post contains links and images Manchesteruk : I agree with Funchal Madeira check this out.... View Large View MediumPhoto © Jorge Abreu - Madeira Spotters
65 TheCheese : I've only rarely had a smooth approach / landing at PDX... with the winds either coming down the Columbia Gorge (winds from the east) or up the Gorge
66 Kdeg00 : Well, my last 35-40 landings at PDX have been pretty smooth, but I was thinking North Bend/Coos Bay, KOTH, has some pretty lovely approach bumps, espe
67 ManchesterMAN : I'll second that. Landed there back in January from LHR and the FAs were repeatedly telling us to buckle up tight and under no circumstances even dur
68 Ardian : Well, not always. If you compare it to Wellington :P I've never experienced a rough landing on AMS, I think it's even a bit unusual when you experien
69 BrianHames : Agreed. Juneau is pretty nasty. So is Ketchikan, like Juneau, the field is surrounded by mountains on both sides. They act as a funnel for the winds.
70 Scoliodon : I had a pretty wild ride into PHX one time. Don't know if it happens often though...
71 WJ : Can't forget Burbank either. Landing on that 5500 ft strip during Santa Ana conditions is no easy task and you are jumping all over the place on your
72 QXatFAT : I have always found ABQ always bumpy on the way in and out. That mountain right behind the airport on approach just caused you to drop. WN always seem
73 ChiGB1973 : That's a big 10-4. M
74 Tockeyhockey : ask any pilot -- aleutian islands are the worst in the world with regular jet service. there is no second place.
75 ER757 : JNU definitely ranks up there. Worst I've ever experienced was my 1st flight into HNL years ago on a UA 742. About 40 minutes out it was as rocky a ri
76 AviationAddict : BOS isn't so bad in terms of turbulence but a strong easterly wind can really screw up the traffic flow. Having only one truly usable east/west runway
77 FlyDreamliner : I know it's not the worst, but FAR can be pretty awful. Unlike most places with wild thermals, FAR is about the flatest place on earth. Especially in
78 MarshalN : Kaitak was bumpy? Which Kaitak were you flying into? My experience for Kaitak is generally not bad at all. The only times when it's bad is when there
79 KcrwFlyer : The approach to 23 at CRW has always been bumpy when coming around from the south.
80 FlyHigh77 : What about Queenstown, NZ....in between mountains....
81 UAXDXer : PHX, DEN, and ABQ are nasty as far as big US airports go. ASE, CYS, JAC, and BIL as far as the smaller US airports go.
82 Fanoftristars : I totally agree with all of the above. I've always had a bad ride into RNO. It's even worse when there's a storm moving in over the sierras. It was d
83 777fan : I'll second the votes on HNL, DEN and LAS and will throw in SFO - I've had some "interesting" approaches there in the past.
84 AVIOGENEX : Now everyone bragging about Wellington, it's definitely the next one of my "turbulent landings to experience" list As the ones I've experienced: 1. LA
85 Atomother : As of lately, KBJC, or Denver/Jeffco Airport. The National Wind Technology Center is about 3 miles from the airport and its about the first thing you
86 727forever : I can confirm that statement. I've done quite a few approaches into FAR with those really high winds. The airplane doesn't feel as if it's moving des
87 YVRlonghauler : Descending into PHX and LAS can be quite bumpy during the summer months as the desert's hot air pushes the aircraft upwards. Better buckle up!
88 BN747DFWHNL : I lived in HNL for a few years and must have had an interesting landing or two, but I can't think of any memorable ones right now. I currently live in
89 ZKEYE : Wellington - One of two places I have been scared on a plane. The other was Queenstown but I think that was a bit out of the ordinary. Two missed appr
90 LPLAspotter : Missoula Montana. No joke, I used to fly to Great Falls from SLC on a DL727 and we would always stop there enroute. Flight was great until you went in
91 CRFLY : I agree with SJO, especially in the summer months of December and January... I'm surprised no one mentioned CHICAGO... All my landings at ORD were ver
92 HAL : Almost any place can be bumpy and scary given the right weather conditions, but for consistent day-to-day "Geez-this-plane-is-a-bitch-to-handle" turbu
93 HAWAIIAN932 : LAS is very bumpy on both landings and takeoffs, during the summer months especially. The pilots normally come on and warn passengers ahead of time th
94 Post contains links Debonair : Some classics- watch out!!!! http://www.flightlevel350.com/viewer.php?id=4418 http://www.flightlevel350.com/viewer.php?id=116 I would take into my lis
95 Baw716 : Without a doubt: Denver Stapleton...a stomach churner every time. The new airport has its good days as well...especially if you are coming in from the
96 NZ107 : Wellington's only entertainment on windy days - the airport. Ok, well the cricket/rugby is interesting when it is windy (super heavy bails to keep the
97 Post contains images Legend500 : DFW's usual mid-March to mid-May everlasting thunderstorms and the perpetual 20kt crosswind always makes coming home fun...
98 Post contains images Rossbaku : GYD is known as the Chicago of the Caspian because of the high winds it experiences so it's pretty rough at times. RossBaku
99 Motopolitico : Uh, no. Connecticut is about as milque toast a state as you can get. Nice try. BDL? Please!
100 Cessna172RG : I've flown into LAS a few times, and each time, the plane was a bucking mule in turbulence. And as mentioned above, passengers applauded after the rat
101 Jfr : My choice has to be Wellington. Rough and windy approaches, plus the kind of weather conditions which routinely shut down operations altogether for ho
102 SeeTheWorld : My wildest was a landing in Denver several summers ago. I was on a completely full United 744 from Washington Dulles. We were one hour late out of IAD
103 Kdm : As a proud Wellingtonian I concur with the white knuckle landings to be had. My favorite was when I was in the very back, and having an ANZ airhostess
104 SeeTheWorld : I must say, with landings in Queenstown, Ushuaia, Aspen, Hana under my belt, a landing in Wellington is now on the top of my list of "must-experiences
105 Post contains links and images AlitaliaMD11 : SCQ (Santiago De Compostela) is definitely not a fun airport to fly into. In August 2004 I flew into SCQ from MAD on an Air Europa 737-800 and upon la
106 AC_B777 : As mentioned, St. John's, NL YYT/CYYT gets lots of high winds. Right now the winds are SW at 56km/h gusting 78km/h. They are forcast to get higher as
107 TACAA320 : It is. Most of the time.
108 TACAA320 : TGU also.
109 BigOrange : The final approach to 24 at MAN can be a problem in strong winds. The wind blows straight along the railway cutting until it hits the bridge on Ringwa
110 Copaair737 : We were landing in November at ACV in a UAX EMB-120 from SFO,and the winds were gusting to about 60 mph, that was a hair-rasing experience to say the
111 Glareskin : This might sound funny but I've experienced some very steep drops flying out of PSP on several occasions. Of course this was on a smaller turboprop on
112 Arrow : That confirms it. I have never (as a passenger) had a smooth approach/landing at OGG and I've made dozens of trips. An Aloha 737 hit the runway so ha
113 Antskip : Typo -"radio "masts"! I was a Wellington boy too. Flying in there is mostly very exciting. I think of it like landing on an aircarft carrier. Welling
114 Tommy767 : For the U.S. OGG gets my vote (2002) No question. This had to have been the bumpiest approach that I have ever been on. People were uneasy for the ap
115 PurpleBox : Agreed! Looking down from the Crown Range viewpoint you can see that the approach is curved as well! Does anybody know why the approach is always flo
116 Post contains images Fanofjets : I heard that the overwater approach to St. Thomas can be quite tricky, though the dangerous hill on the other end of the runway had thankfully been re
117 Rdwelch : I only flew into MSO once, to visit my aunt in Victor, and it felt like the puddle jumper was getting agitated in a washing machine. The young man fl
118 GDMCA : I've found AMS a bit bad too and have been told its to do with the sea rather than the land being below sea level.
119 CB777 : I find EWR a bumpy approach, especially landing runway 22R/L
120 JoKeR : Anyone landed in Johannesburg on a summer's afternoon, just before or after a thunderstorm? My LX flight aboard an MD-11 did not have any spare air si
121 Post contains images JoKeR : Ahh.. forgot, Tivat on the Adriatic Coast also has one of the most interesting approaches and also always followed by bumpy landings. Very final appra
122 Post contains images Nzstevenc : Oh I miss my regular flights into Wellington. Surely there's nowhere else which is so consistantly rough, regardless of the season or regional weather
123 BMIFlyer : A friend of mine from work, flew on VS to EWR nearly 2 weeks ago. He told me that the captain warned them on approach that they would likely have a bu
124 Post contains images Aeroluxpt : I agree with you too.
125 PurpleBox : I was at Christchurch on the 2nd Jan this year when they were using the short runway. I saw two B777's land, the first was the SQ which made a perfec
126 Post contains images A342 : I´ve never been there, but these photos taken at TER (Terceira island, Azores) look nice:
127 Post contains links and images N908AW : View Large View MediumPhoto © Plane Photo LAS gets fun sometimes...
128 Jeremy : Reno all the way. I have flown into RNO hundreds of times and always dread it.
129 Post contains images GentFromAlaska : HNL if you are a Cessna or other small puddle jumper assigned a slot behind a 747. In all seriousness I would have to say Sitka, Alaska SIT. I always
130 Nzrich : Thats wellington WLG for sure... 1 WLG Wellington NZ thats got to be the top of the list!!!!! 2 DUD Dunedin NZ is next man when its bad can make WLG
131 Chugach : One I haven't seen on here yet is IAH. I can remember several notable arrivals/departures, particularly in the summer with the afternoon t-storms that
132 QANTAS077 : I've been to alot of airports, none of the above compare to Adelaide or Perth on a stinking hot Aussie day, hot air rising off the hills which planes
133 ZOTAN : The three worst airports Ive flown into are in this order: 1. RNO 2. LAS 3. DEN Ive also had really bad rides into SAN every now and then. You come in
134 LPLAspotter : If the weather is bad (with strong winds) it can be a little shakey, but after flying into there over 100 times I wouldn't say it's that bad. I was t
135 BuyantUkhaa : Mine would be PDL, as (like many island airports) has its approach next to the slope of a mountain. I flew there in an ATP and it was a nice bumpy rid
136 Navairjax : As I was scrolling down I was thinking the same thing. I don't think I've ever had a smooth approach into IAH, nothing too severe but never smooth.
137 Ralgha : Bah. Obviously none of you have ever flown into Inyokern (KIYK) on a bad night. Hell even a good night can be hair raising if you have to circle to 20
138 Str8fromthe808 : yes! one of my favorite rides was when i was a kid was on a DL 732 from SLC to COS, i think it was in June '91 and there was some sort of lightning s
139 Zkpilot : um make that any airport if ur in a puddle jumper behind a heavy.... same goes for departing. Nothing like sitting there at a holding point and havin
140 Post contains images Vegasplanes : Got to love Monsoon season. End of June to end of September. The winds play havoc with airport ops. in both places. Spotting at LAS along Sunset Road
141 Atomother : ob KBJC 160445Z 31022G35KT 20SM FEW100 03/M19 A2998 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 Hour Summary T
142 AirGabon : Punta Arenas (Chile) and Ushuaia (Argentina) both in Patagonia
143 CWAFlyer : My top 5 1. LAS-especially in the summer. 2. PSP-Anytime 3. RNO-Same thing 4. ONT/SNA/BUR-Anywhere in So. Cal really when the Santa Ana's are blowing
144 Panair : Ever flown into Dutch Harbor (Alaska)? WWII side of mountain, very short runway, takeoff into mountain range?
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Boeing Profits In Q4 Down Due To 717 And Tanker posted Sun Jan 16 2005 03:35:24 by BuyantUkhaa
ANC Airport Closed Due To Winds... posted Thu Mar 13 2003 11:28:16 by Rydawg82
OGG Airport Closed Due To A.....stuck Re-fueler!?! posted Tue Mar 4 2003 07:27:32 by Jet-a gasguy
Tivat Airport Closed Due To Non Payed Bill!?! posted Fri Nov 16 2001 14:27:27 by Montenegro