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Offline Mittelos Bioscience

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 08:19:37 PM »
Interesting!

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/the-worlds-scariest-runways/1?label=the-worlds-scariest-runways

Fun post. From my own experience I would add Cusco, in Peru. The wingtips seem to graze the hills on approach...

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 01:55:27 PM »
Thanks for sharing, really cool article.

Offline tyketto

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 12:21:09 PM »
This article has been floating around for a while, and I could have sworn there was a thread on that here. A search didn't find one..  :?

Anywho, KDCA and KJFK (In my opinion) aren't scary, let alone should make the list of the worlds scariest. The climbouts and turns to final might be a bit harrowing, but there is nothing about these runways that are scary..

Not when you have places like Courchevelle, France, Lukla (now Tenzing/Hillary.. VNLK), and Castlegar, British Columbia that send chills down the best pilot's backs.

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 05:53:00 AM »
I would add St Barthelemy Gustaf (TFFJ) to this list.  http://www.st-barths.com/guidepgs/private_air.html

Flying into Dutch Harbor/Unalaska (PADU) doesn't look like it would be fun either.

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 10:13:09 PM »
I agree re-St Barths and didn't really understand re-KJFK too!
Cusco does look scary and also Quito, Ecuador.
 
Your welcome and many thanks for taking the time to read and share :)

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 06:55:19 AM »
Even though it it is closed now, I would put in my vote for Hog Kong Kai Tek Ruinway 13. Several samples of this runway are available on Youtube, from inside the airplane and out.

Night approach to 13...near the end, note the strobes actally curve in to the runway!



Day approach in the rain to 13:



B747 lands sideways!



Enjoy! 8-)
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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 09:18:28 AM »
You missed the best one, Joey. HD split screen.




Tegucigalpa


Courchevel
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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 08:31:39 PM »
Kea001:

You are correct sir! I had seen that one before...and did forget about it!  :wink:

Great vid!

I think this vid was referenced by me once when another member questioned what the mechanical sound was directly after touchdown...the sound was the autospoilers deploying...


HA!
At the end of the landing from Tegucigalpa the pilot say something like "That's not fun! I don't like this one!"...about the 3:50 mark.  :lol:
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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009, 03:00:33 PM »
This one was tuff, but the fishing was great!


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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2009, 03:56:48 PM »
Oh man, that one reminds me of Cedar Key (KCDK):



And the end of the runway.  Brakes don't fail me now!   :-o



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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2009, 06:36:53 PM »
The Hudson ?

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2009, 11:31:40 PM »
The Hudson ?

I guess that certainly would qualify!  :-o

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2009, 12:23:18 PM »
The Hudson ?

Nah. Imagine flying a Beaver or any other floatplane. The Hudson would be easy. What if your runway was something like 4W/22W or 8W/26W at PHNL?

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2009, 09:53:57 PM »
Kea001:

HA!
At the end of the landing from Tegucigalpa the pilot say something like "That's not fun! I don't like this one!"...about the 3:50 mark.  :lol:


Here's a view from the ground of an AA 738 landing at Tegucigalpa:


"Don't be afraid..."

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Re: The Worlds Scariest Runways
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2009, 10:30:07 AM »
Kea001:

HA!
At the end of the landing from Tegucigalpa the pilot say something like "That's not fun! I don't like this one!"...about the 3:50 mark.  :lol:


Here's a view from the ground of an AA 738 landing at Tegucigalpa:


"Don't be afraid..."

Very nice vid! Except the aircraft is a B757-200... :wink:
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