Aircraft are considered as the fastest and safest means of transportation when traveling. That’s right, but not completely.
Some airports in the world are located on high mountains, steep terrain, short runways, in the middle of the sea or there is always strong wind is a challenge for pilots and gives visitors the experience of both fear and pleasure interesting.
Not all of us have the opportunity to travel to Antarctica, but if one flies here, the time of landing will give you unforgettable feelings.
Many tourists share on travel forums that it is a moment that makes their minds chaotic. They just admired the crew’s ability to control non-slip airplanes, just “live in fear” that the ice would crack right under the aircraft wheels.
The best way to describe Courchevel airport in the French Alps resort is to compare it with skiing. 525m short runway, 18.50 hammock bending on steep mountain slopes is a big challenge for both landing and takeoff.
Not to mention the conditions of snow and fog always covered. Pilots must have extensive experience to be able to control aircraft here.
Time is everything you have to wait at Barra Airport, Scotland. The cause is the parking stop outside the beach. The airstrip is only exposed when the tide has receded, when the aircraft can land.
At high tide, three of Barra’s runways were completely sunk, so the flight time also changed according to the natural tide of the tide.
The airport is named to honor Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, who first conquered successfully the Mount Everest. Tenzing Hillary Airport is also known as Lukla, which is ranked as one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
The airport is located at the height of 2,845m, has a 526m – long runway on steep terrain, high winds, visibility is always changed because of fog, snow and rain.
Paro Airport is located in a small valley, next to the deep river and surrounded by 5,400m high peaks. Flights are limited during daylight hours because pilots can only land when the sky is clear.
Landing down to Paro is a challenge and only a handful of pilots are eligible to perform. If you sit on a flight to come here, you will shake quite a few times while landing, then the person will be pushed forward when the plane suddenly stops.
Many tourists describe the take-off from Lesotho’s Matekane Air Strip airport as if they were participating in a thrilling game. The runway is too short, so the plane often does not have enough speed to take off.
After rolling through the 400m runway, the plane will crash into a rocky line and then soar.
The pilot who controls the flight here often hear screaming sounds when the plane crashed into the abyss, then the excited shout, applause, “Thanksgiving” sound of passengers when taking off in the air.
Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport was formerly known as Madeira Airport, Funchal, Santa Catarina, serving flights to and from Madeira Island.
This airport is a challenge for pilots when the 2,800m-long runway is surrounded by high mountains and the sea.
The modern Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito (Ecuador) opened in February 2013 is one of the busiest places in South America. The airport also has the longest runway in Latin America.
This can make visitors have a very comfortable flight if it does not have to regularly encounter strong winds of up to 35 knots at the end of each afternoon, making the aircraft shake very hard.