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The World's 4 Most Challenging Airports for Pilots

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Aviation is safer than ever these days, but some airports are so extreme that they cause even the most skilled pilots to become uneasy. This article will break down some of the world's most extreme airports. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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KicksOnRoute66
Roger Anderson 4
"and the tailwinds help provide aircraft taking-off with desperately needed lift."

That definitely didn't get anyone killed.
Propwash122
Peter Fuller 3
About the 1,312’ runway at the airport at Saba, the article says “…..the strong winds tend to aid aircraft when landing in a headwind…” Well, duhh. Who knew?

Then follows this gem: “…and the tailwinds help provide aircraft taking off with desperately needed lift.” Yep, sure, taking off downwind from a short runway is the best choice!

All in all, just another BS article from an outfit pretending to be a source for aviation expertise.
yr2012
matt jensen 1
TGU on a moderately windy day

MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 1
KASE -- yes I remember my first time....had an experienced Captain! We were not authorized for Circling to land on 33, but some of the airlines are.
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 1
KASE -- yes I remember my first time....had an experienced Captain! We were not authorized for Circling to land on 33, but some of the airlines are. Also, always at least 1 sim session every 6 months, take off on 33 and lose 1 engine...fly down the Roaring Fork to the NW and climb!

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