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Old July 13th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #41
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Francisco de Miranda (La Carlota) Airport in Caracas is one of most dangerous too:

La Carlota is not a airport anymore is now the biggest heliport of the world. I don't think Bogotá is a dangerous airport, it has a high elevation from the sea level, but no obstructions on a normal approach or a short runway.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 11:48 PM   #42
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SAN isn´t dangerous
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Old September 10th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #43
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CGH isn't dangerous, there are something about 400 flights daily.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #44
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Gibraltar Airport - LXGB note that the traffic is stopped whilst the aircraft take-off

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Iberia EC-JVE take-off at Gibraltar Airport LXGB by GibJoe1973, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:19 AM   #45
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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #46
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This one above is hardly "dangerous", many airports around the world have runways facing the ocean on both ends, HKG is an example.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #47
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could this have been the setting for a James Bond movie? I remember a scene where he flees with a plane and the location looked very similar
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Old December 15th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #48
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could this have been the setting for a James Bond movie? I remember a scene where he flees with a plane and the location looked very similar
You remember correct. Scenes for "Tomorrrow Never Dies" were filmed there.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #49
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Tioman Airport's runway are aligned towards the hills:

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Old December 19th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #50
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Saba's Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

The danger arises from the airport's physical position. First of all, the runway at the airport is extremely short (approx. 1,300 ft or 396 m). It is flanked on one side by high hills, and on the other side and at both ends of the runway by cliffs dropping into the sea. This creates the possibility that an airplane could overshoot the runway during landing or takeoff and end up in the sea or on the cliffs.

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Old December 27th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #51
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Agatti Aerodrome, Agatti, Laskshadweep Islands, India




Very beautiful but dangerous.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 07:06 AM   #52
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Mangalore Airport, Mangalore, India
On the edge of a 90m cliff, The runway is a tabletop runway


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Old December 27th, 2013, 07:09 AM   #53
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Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport, Leh, India
One of the highest airports in the world








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Old December 30th, 2013, 05:59 AM   #54
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EXTREME AIRPORTS/AIRSTRIPS in PAPUA (INDONESIA)

In Papua, Many Extreme airports/airstrips but views are beautiful
I took some from this Post

Doufu

Length : 550 meter
Surface : Grass
Location : Kabupaten Puncak (Puncak regency)






Nabia
Length : 420 meter
Surface : -
Location : ?



Pagamba
Length : 490 meter
Surface : -
Location : Kabupaten Paniai



Beoga
Length : 560 meter
Surface : Asphalt
Location : Kabupaten Puncak Jaya





Bilai
Length : 500 meter
Surface : Grass
Location : Kabupaten Intan Jaya



Jila
Length : 450 meter
Surface : Asphalt
Location : Kabupaten Mimika



Bugalaga
Length : 450 meter
Surface : Gravel
Location : Kabupaten Intan Jaya



Wangbe
Length : 470 meter
Surface : Grass/Clay
Location : Kabupaten Puncak Jaya






And the most extreme is...............

Tsinga (Mulu)
Length : 600 meter
Surface : Gravel
Location : Kabupaten Mimika







Photo : Matt Dearden and Susi Air
Data : Indoavis

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Old December 30th, 2013, 02:07 PM   #55
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I was wondering how do they land on this runway because the take off is obvious ? Can somebody explain?
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Old December 31st, 2013, 03:33 PM   #56
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Lots of landing vids.

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Old December 31st, 2013, 11:08 PM   #57
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These airports are challenging, but any airport in a war zone is dangerous.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 02:03 PM   #58
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EXTREME AIRPORTS/AIRSTRIPS in PAPUA (INDONESIA)
Those airstrips are terrifying indeed

Almost forgot, I think BDO is pretty dangerous as well, it's practically a Congonhas perched in a valley - only 2 km from CBD, difficult approach procedures (VFR only), and a cliff at the west end of the runway





Thankfully the local government has built a new airport at safer vicinity and BDO will likely be handed over to the Air Force and Indonesia Aerospace
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Old August 28th, 2014, 09:27 AM   #59
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Airports with unique topographies, difficult runways and unusual approaches make take-off and landing operations extremely hazardous. I came across a new list that states how only few pilots have been trained to fly and land on these most dangerous airports in the world.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 10:22 AM   #60
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These airports are challenging, but any airport in a war zone is dangerous.
Good one!
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