Dangerous Runways of the World!

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  1. ColinP

    ColinP Member

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    I see Hamilton Island got a guernsey. (second last photo).
     
  2. tscharke

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    it's missing 'the' most dangerous one in the world tho.....the aircraft carrier!
     
  3. stryker

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    Good to see it's from our Russian friends.
     
  4. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    I can see it coming soon....

    Runway Week on the Dicovery Channel


    When Runways attack

    Dave
     
  5. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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    this has been doing the rounds as ppt presentation. some hairy controlled crashes there.
     
  6. Travel Guru

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    My personal favorite on that list is the runway at Lukla, Nepal.

    You haven't lived until you've flown in or out of there on a cloudy day!

    TG
     
  7. JohnK

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    Amazing! I hope that I never have to fly in to/out of one of those airports.
     
  8. NM

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    I don't see what is so "dangerous" about many of those. Sure they may not be very long and may not have much in the way of run-off areas, but I think families of the passengers on the TAM flight that crashed a few weeks ago would think differently about potential benefits of a runway run-off into water rather than into a warehouse.

    Most of the ones pictured are quite spectacular. And while short/narrow or needing a steep decent angle, do not really rate as dangerous in my book when you consider the types of aircraft that operate into them.

    Now the runway that has proven itself as the most dangerous is at Tenerife.
     
  9. Chucksta

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    Try landing at YRTI (Rottnest Island) when there is a 15+ knot crosswind.

    I've flown there once during my PPL training so far.
     
  10. littl_flier

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    It's ok JohnK, so long as you steer clear of Jetstar you won't be landing at any of them anyway. ;)
     
  11. oz_mark

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    #12 oz_mark, Aug 5, 2007
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    I had wondered about why some of them were designated 'dangerous'.

    (although Lukla in Nepal would satisy my definition!)
     
  12. stryker

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    I'll happily fly my Cessna into any of them

    For goodness sake, they are (in the most part) paved...
     
  13. Travel Guru

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    If it's okay with you stryker I might pass on the opportunity to sit in the co-pilots seat next to you on flying into Lukla.

    What anyone who hasn't flown in and out of there won't realize and what the picture fails to show is the sheer drop at the end of the runway, and just how short the runway is, hence why it slopes upwards to stop the incoming aircraft so quickly.

    I love flying, its in my blood, but its the only flight i've ever taken where i've said a prayer before takeoff!

    TG
     
  14. NM

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    Sounds like a place to arrive with Straitman. He doesn't need much runway length :cool: .
     
  15. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    How about a prayer for a successful landing. ;)
     
  16. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    You can get an idea from Google Maps

    Google Maps
     
  17. Supersonic Swinger

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    Is anyone able to do a full (or partial) listing of the airports shown?

    Other than the ones mentioned, I only recognise the first, Santos Dumont (SDU) in Rio, awesome to fly into - and reputedly the shortest runway to accomodate Airbus or Boeing craft, although I'm sure someone on this site will be able to contradict me...
     
  18. Wunala Dreaming

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    Going off the top of my head (have seen pictures of the following airports many times):

    Photo #/Airport:

    2. St Maarten, Netherland Antilles
    4. Funchal, Portugal
    5. Funchal, Portugal
    10. St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe
    11. St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe
    13. Burnsville, United States
    14. Majuro, Marshall Islands
    15. Lord Howe Island, Australia
    16. Exuma, Bahamas
    23. Hamilton Island, Australia

    Anyone able to fill in the blanks?

    Rgds
     
  19. oz_mark

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    12.Lukla, Nepal
    18 Courcheval Airport, France
     
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