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User currently offlineOURBOEING From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 24845 times:

All,

There is an link on CNN's homepage to slideshow of "World's Scariest Runways"


http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/the-worlds-scariest-runways


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.

OURBOEING

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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1729 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24758 times:

1-Toncontin Intl. Honduras
2-Courchevel. France.
3-London City, London, UK.
4-St. Vicent. St Vicent Island.
5-Guatemala City, Guatemala.
6-Innsbruck, Austria.


These are some.......


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24732 times:

Well, I definitely agree with FNC, that approach always gives me (as a passenger) sweaty palms. It was even worse before the extension.

As a passenger, JFK for example is not so exciting, I suppose more so for pilots.



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24645 times:

What about Queenstown ZQN?

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24632 times:

How is JFK scarier than LCY?

They should have mentioned KaiTak as well.



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 offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24580 times:

And SNA? just because of length CNN could use it to scare people.


What now?
User currently offlineOURBOEING From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24580 times:

My 6 year old son and I flew to MDW a few months ago and landed there in bad weather. It was SCARY. Parents with small children were advised to hold on tight to their little ones.

Then again I have been to Hong Kong a few times as well Smile and that tops everything.

OURBOEING


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2825 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24580 times:

What about LUA?


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24513 times:

This is a load of rubbish. No runway is scary if you can fly/be flown properly.

Disappointing from CNN.


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3589 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24496 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
How is JFK scarier than LCY?

Hard to believe really. Yes JFK has over water approaches, but LCY has water on three sides of the runway, and you've got to avoid the tower blocks of Canary Wharf.


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24460 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.


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24425 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???
User currently offlineTapman From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 24318 times:

When I flew into LPB in Bolivia that was certainly an experience and for me that would have to rank quite highly!

[Edited 2008-10-03 06:31:11]

User currently offlineSpeedyGonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 24320 times:

Mosjøen (MJF):
http://forum.scanair.no/showpost.php?p=303938&postcount=24



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User currently offlineTapman From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 24265 times:



Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Reply 13):

Wow that is an impressive backdrop to the runway to say the least!!


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4892 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 24217 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 7):
What about LUA?

I was thinking the same! Lukhla is not for the weak or stomach.


YOWza



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User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2163 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 24199 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 11):
It says FlyBE fly there - i didn't know that. What equipment do they use? Not a Q400 surely?

Loganair are a Flybe franchise so its a Twin Otter Id say.


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 24109 times:



Quoting EICVD (Reply 16):
Loganair are a Flybe franchise so its a Twin Otter Id say.

Who also operate the BA Franchise don't they, so I would guess its still the same, only one operator, BA in other words.


User currently offlineSpeedyGonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 23991 times:

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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9381 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 23983 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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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7611 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 23702 times:

According to CNN, the largest plane at Toncontin is a B757, surely an AOM DC10 crashed there about 1999.

User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 22734 times:

I agree MDW is a fun little airport to fly into.  Wink 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.

User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 3629 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 22655 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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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 22411 times:

No SBH? I would have had that in the top 5.


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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 22367 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 11):
It says FlyBE fly there - i didn't know that. What equipment do they use? Not a Q400 surely?



Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 17):
Who also operate the BA Franchise don't they, so I would guess its still the same, only one operator, BA in other words.

Loganair used to be a BA franchise but as of 01st October (could have been sometime in Sept)
they are now a franchise of Flybe, so BA dont actually fly to the highlands and islands any longer.



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25 Boris342 : Everyone seems to be forgetting Saint Barts. The photo's from that place just scare the pants off me, and flying it in flight sim gets me worked up, r
26 Aer : hehe, come on it's not THAT scary...
27 RussianJet : That's complete and utter tripe. Yes, pilots and those in the know are aware it's safe if flown correctly, but for pax there are some approaches that
28 Post contains links Rampart : I agree. I'm normally fairly tolerant of the media, but this piece is ill informed. And missed some of the best ones! No one has mentioned Courchevel
29 Daviation : As far as New York airports go, I can't imagine why JFK was chosen as a 'scarier' approach than LGA. My brother-in-law (a first officer for US Airways
30 GatiBOSGRU : No one is going to mention CGH or SDU??? I find them to be VERY exciting
31 Cytz_pilot : That photo of FNC...man...what if an aircraft overran that runway? Is there some kind of emergency barrier that can be activated if needed?
32 CODCAIAH : I'll always be a little freaked out every time I fly in or out of TGU.
33 SASDC8 : Totally agree! And in a place were low visibility closes the airport for days... Apporach to any of these can be a it bumpy, but not scary IMHO But c
34 SJC4Me : I'd like to be a passenger on a River Visual into DCA once before I die.
35 Threepoint : I'm going to jump to the defense of Swiftski's comments - this list (indeed the entire topic) is hyperbolic tripe. Scary for who, the pilots or the p
36 MD-90 : Tell that to the missionary pilots and aid workers flying in remote areas in South America, Africe, and Asia.
37 Threepoint : God forbid - a descent over a big city. And flying over a busy highway? Why would these be particularly troubling exactly?
38 Pfletch1228 : How about a thread for the 10 most scenic approaches?
39 CastropRauxel : PBH (Paro airport, Bhutan) is my winner... brrrrrrr. GIB is no picnic either. Though after those pics from Norway, I'll only travel there by train!
40 Dlowwa : actually, I think all of these airports are pretty good vacation ideas...
41 Bagpipes : im surprised SAN isnt on there. flying through downtown, over the 5 and that bloody parking garage, loosing 1000 ft of threshold(please correct me if
42 B747_A340 : I wouldn't put GUA on the top 10. I'd say even the DCA approaches are scarier (even though it isn't scary at all). Having flown the ILS-DME approach
43 Isitsafenow : I wouldn't t believe much from a CNN sensationalism story. CNN should be on the worst list. safe
44 Rampart : I am only a modest traveler, not a road warrior nor globetrotter, and have already hit 2 of the 10, and could see myself finding another 2 in my life
45 PIA777 : I bet there are some in Northern Pakistan that are pretty scary, more then Reagan Airport. I think Katmandu in Nepal might be scary as well. PIA777
46 N186bd : What about TNCS (saba)? filler filler
47 Ourboeing : Great new additions. Keep it coming..
48 MCOflyer : SAN is pretty scary. How about where IB's 346 overran the 346? Hunter
49 Post contains links and images Gunsontheroof : Pretty weak list. I'm surprised they didn't include Kai Tak despite it being closed--there was a lot more happening there that would scare your averag
50 COFreqFlyer : Funny you should mention this one. Had just passed my private checkride in BRO about a month prior, then managed to wind up here over summer vacation
51 Aviateur : That article was preposterous. JFK, are you KIDDING? And DCA is "fraught with peril." Really, seeing how there hasn't been an accident there since 198
52 ANITIX87 : Nobody's mentioned Elba, yet. I don't remember the airport code or the correct name, but there's some incredible videos online! TIS
53 Post contains links JJeff : Telluride. http://www.airliners.net/photo/-/-/0738484/M/
54 Post contains links Bogota : One of the prettiest and at times scariest landings in mountanious Colombia. Pasto, PSO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0H8D3XLG6I&feature=related
55 QualityDr : Greetings from India! Heading home today, checking in to a.net for news (just in case) and came across this interesting thread. In January 1971, I was
56 StuckInCA : What? Who are you to say that something can't be "scary." I get scared sometimes landing in windy conditions at BUR. The rational part of my brain re
57 Post contains images Bassbonebobo : I just thought that I would toss this out there for consideration. Try landing on that at night, with no lights. If that "pucker factor" isn't enough
58 Heathrow : SKG , YCG to name a few
59 Davico68 : Well I would like to agree with StuckInCA, and say as well that from a passengers point of view my local airport BUR is pretty interesting when those
60 Doona : That was in '96 if i'm not mistaken. And even so, the 757 is the largest aircraft flying into Toncontin. Cheers Mats
61 Sawb1980 : I like how they mention DCA. I have been on more then a few flights where the pilot has had to make a last minute correction prior to touch down after
62 Cumulus : Service starts later this month, showing the kit as a Twin Otter. Flybe don't have any on fleet so it must be a Codeshare.
63 Post contains links DingDong : Scary runways? Any place where an one engine out climb might put you in some real risk due to altitude / density altitude / terrain. OK, OK, so here's
64 PeterPuck : Any pilot that is "scared" of a runway is in the wrong business. Scary just means you are unprepared.
65 Zkpilot : No list would be complete without WLG... the runway is in good condition, its just that its narrow, short, close to the taxiways but more importantly
66 Bmacleod : I'm sure many passengers flying into BOS have worried about crashing into Boston Harbour. My only time back in 1987 I sure was. YYT gets frequent bris
67 MedAv : They lose their mind on many, many topics; you simply notice it more with aviation because you're an a-netter type.
68 Post contains links Viscount724 : The AOM DC-10 incident was at GUA, not TGU. It was operating for Cubana. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19991221-0
69 Swiftski : It only takes one counterexample to prove something wrong. Take MAD. It's accident rate for this year (one major one) is higher than that on LCY (zer
70 Post contains links Superhub : Paro Airport, 8000ft altitude, surrounded by mountains...I find that more difficult than Innsbruck http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EhEKl4anJkU http://u
71 Aviateur : Why, because you arrive over water? You're on the glidepath or you're not on the glidepath. What does it matter if there is water or land beneath you
72 Ipodguy7 : Tegucigalpa is definitely the scariest runway I've been on. It should have been ranked #1 in the world! Also, Florence, Italy was scary when I was the
73 RussianJet : Or maybe having a healthy dose of fear or respect for a challenging approach is safer and more rational than some clown with a gung-ho attitude towar
74 Post contains links KL577 : I would say that any runway with a bend qualifies as pretty scary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEN_mwn_NaM
75 Cricket : The list should have been for scariest mainstream airports with a minimum threshold of flight movements (say 100/day minimum) .. there are plenty of s
76 Post contains links MotorHussy : I quite like my home town airport for making you feel alive, WLG! Some Very Cool Landings That Some Would Say Are Scary! Wellington International Airp
77 Post contains links UltimateDelta : How about this one? http://www.airliners.net/photo/Cessna-152-II/1056153/M/
78 QualityDr : Doesn't Albany, NY have something like this? Or maybe a hill in the middle? I forget, exactly; I've never been there, but my dad flew into there seve
79 Gunsontheroof : Awesome. Thanks for sharing!
80 Ktachiya : Definetely nothing when compared to Guatemala and the others, but IMO, I would say 06R/24L at KIX is very very bumpy when compared to the others. Is t
81 Cumulus : Just shot the approach at Paro in FSX (wrong forum, I know!!!). I've never heard of the place and it is very tricky! The mountains make for a big chal
82 SmAlbany : Not really. Runway 28 has a bit of up and down elevation change - but nothing that drastic.
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