I think this list is missing a whole bunch of airports that we normally discuss on this board and I would love to create an "Airliners.net" version of "World's Scariest Runways" so please send your lists.
UAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 24439 times:
How they come to the conclusion that Barra is scary is beyond me. Cockleshell Bay where the Otter lands is massive and usually empty. Having flown in and out a few times what I would say it is is beautiful not scary.
Quoting OURBOEING (Reply 6): Then again I have been to Hong Kong a few times as well and that tops everything.
I assume your talking about Kai Tak and if you are then I agree that was a fantastic approach and sometimes scary in lower visibility. Those were the days.
CHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 24404 times:
Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 10): How they come to the conclusion that Barra is scary is beyond me. Cockleshell Bay where the Otter lands is massive and usually empty. Having flown in and out a few times what I would say it is is beautiful not scary.
It says FlyBE fly there - i didn't know that. What equipment do they use? Not a Q400 surely?
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23962 times:
Quoting Kappel (Reply 2): As a passenger, JFK for example is not so exciting, I suppose more so for pilots.
Even more for residents of the International Hotel (or whatever the present nake is) . The Canarsie approach is still exciting to watch (and hear) but was even etter in the 70s with all these 707s and DC8s and whatever else was making good noise.
Ahh sweet nostalgia....
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Acey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 22713 times:
I agree MDW is a fun little airport to fly into. Not dangerous, per se, but definitely a bit of a rush. I've never flown commercially into MDW, but even in light GA airplanes seeing the houses and businesses pass directly underneath and then boom, runway. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me.
Spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3625 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 22634 times:
Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 20): According to CNN, the largest plane at Toncontin is a B757, surely an AOM DC10 crashed there about 1999.
Some of you guys are living in the past. Kai Tak, DC-10's... this is an article written today, about today.
Quoting Swiftski (Reply 8): This is a load of rubbish. No runway is scary if you can fly/be flown properly.
This is like saying chainsaws are not dangerous as long as you're trained how to use them. The fact is accident rates are higher at some airports than others.
You can always argue with lists like this. I don't know why they put JFK on there but not LGA, which has an approach at least as scary as the Canarsie approach and has actually had several major accidents due in part to runway length.
But I don't think this list is about scaring people. You're never going to visit 99% of these airports.
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