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October 11, 2016

9 Craziest Airport Runways in the World

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Gisborne Airport, New Zealand

We all know how some of us feel during flight take-offs and landings. These are the two scariest times of life. We seem to have butterflies moving all around in our stomach. But some airports across the globe seemed to have been constructed with a great confidence. Let’s see some of the craziest airport runways in the world:

#1 Gisborne Airport, New Zealand

Gisborne airport is one of those few airports which has a railway track running across its runway. Both the railway and the airport are active so they have to be very precise with their timings.

#2 Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba Island

The airport runway is just 400m in length and is considered to be the world’s shortest commercial airport runway. With just a blink you can miss it, so the pilots have to be a very experienced and alert. This is the reason it is considered to be the craziest runway in the world.

#3 Courchevel Altiport, France

This landing strip high in the French Alps is a convenient yet deceptive drop-off point for affluent skiers at the chi-chi Courchevel slants. Actually, there are ski runs not a long way from the 1,762 ft (537 m) peak runway. Successive mist, snow, ice, and low clouds make it significantly more amazing. You’ll need to ensure your little plane or helicopter pilot is well prepared.

#4 Don Mueang Airport, Thailand

What more would you expect if there is a golf course right inside the airport runway? This airport has 18-holes golf course within its runways. This can’t be called anything other than crazy.

#5 Agatti Aerodrome, Lakshadweep

This 4000 feet long island runway leaves no room for error. The pilot has to be very seasoned with the flight or the passengers are sure to take a swim in the water body.

#6 Barra International Airport, Scotland

Runways, in general, are checked often and kept under constant maintenance so as to avoid any kind of problem during flight takeoffs and landings. But what if the runway is under water? The Barra International Airport in Scotland has the only beach runway and during high tides, the runways are seen to be under water.

#7 Ice Runway, Antarctica

The runway of this airport is on ice so it is very slippery and the task of landing is quite tedious since the airport is comparatively heavier.

#8 Princes Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten

This is a very busy airport and the flight has to cross the fence, pass the road and fly over the beach for landing.

#9 Madeira Airport, Portugal

This airport runway is yet another crazy yet a frightening one. The platform is supported by 180 columns off the edge of the land.

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