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There are such airports on the planet, that even pilots applaud after successful landing on the runways. Some populated areas and industrial facilities are located in extremely remote areas, where it is just impossible to build a full-fledged and safe airport. The runways are built on the edges of rocks and among deserts, sometimes they are replaced by a narrow strip of the most ordinary beach. Given the high level of modern industry and continuous technical progress, the availability of such 'takeoff and landing phenomena' seems fantastic. To successfully land a plane in one of the non-standard airports, pilots lack the standard knowledge and skills. They show real miracles of maneuvering, which not everyone can repeat.

Barra Airport, United Kingdom

In Scotland, one of the most unique airports in the world - Barra Airport is located. It is located in the north of the island of the same name and is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Barra is one of the only beach airport on the earth, which has three sand runways. The airport is open only during the day and only at low tide. The length of the runways is from 680 to 846 meters.

Barra Airport, United Kingdom The airport is predestined for the aircraft with the shortened take-off and land characteristics (such as twin otters). The pilots take the plane to land on the sand. In this case, the typical marking is replaced by the small wooden sticks. The airport was opened in 1936. Today, its infrastructure is complemented by the modern terminal, the traffic tower and the luggage service.

A few years ago, the rooms for emergency services were set up at the airport center. The untypical runways without any marking are not the only danger for the pilots and passengers. The seals often come out on the beach and do not notice any differences between the coast and the runways of the airport, so the special airport workers have to bring the seals back to the sea. Every day more than 10,000 people use the unusual beach airport. Every year, Barra receives over 1,500 aircraft. Next - Copalis State Airport

Copalis State Airport, USA

Copalis State Airport, USA Still an original and dangerous beach airport can be found in the USA, and in the state of Washington. Here the airport was built on the sand coast, in the river delta of Copalis River, to whose honor it was named. It is remarkable that the state of Washington is forbidden to land air transport on the coast. Copalis Airport is the only coast in the state where the aircraft can be legally deployed. Complete article

Juancho Yrausquin Airport, Netherlands

Juancho Yrausquin Airport, Netherlands Located on the Caribbean island of Saba, Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is located on the coast. In contrast to the beach airports, however, it offers the asphalted runway on the aircraft. Despite the modern top layer of high quality, the only airport runway is the shortest in the world. Its length is only 396 meters. For comparison, you can say that such a short runway only have the aircraft carrier. Complete article

Madeira Airport, Portugal

Madeira Airport, Portugal In the environs of the Spanish city of Santa Cruz is the unique airport of Madeira, one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Its runway was built on the coast, above the water, and recalls the bridge with the large concrete pillars. The stretch 'of the bridge' forms 2 777 meters, it is supported by the 180 concrete columns, whose height is 80 meters. The space under the unusual runway is not empty. Here was the large parking lot equipped. Complete article

Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland

Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland Narsarsuaq Airport, located in Greenland, is not only one of the most dangerous airports in the world but also a real historical sight. It is located in the southern part of Greenland, in the middle of the numerous fjords. The extension of the only runway is about 1,830 meters. Over the past few years, the airport has received more than 25,000 people annually. Complete article

Gustaf III Airport, France

Gustaf III Airport, France Saint-Barthélemy Island is a location one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The airport Gustaf III. Located on the coast and is quite small. Its runway was built perpendicular to the coast, so the pilots, who take the plane to land, have the feeling of being in the sea. Complete article

Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre, Ecuador

Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre, Ecuador The main airport of Ecuador is called Mariscal Sucre and is located in the city of Quito, the capital of the state, and in the center of Quito. The small territory assigned to the airport is close to the numerous buildings, as well as several volcanoes within easy reach of the airport. Only the highly qualified pilots are allowed to land the aircraft in such complicated conditions. Complete article

Kansai Airport, Japan

Kansai Airport, Japan Located in Japan, Kansai International Airport is surrounded by water from all sides. It was built on the artificial island not far from Osaka. The airport was opened in 1994 and the outstanding architect Renco Piano worked on his project. The large airport has the well developed infrastructure and has two terminals - the north and the south. The southern terminal itself serves more than 12 million people annually. On the territory of the airport are presented not only the offices, but also the numerous shops, restaurants and cozy cafes. Complete article

Congonhas Airport, Brazil

Congonhas Airport, Brazil Congonhas Airport, located in the center of São Paulo, is probably the airport with the most slippery runways in the world. The bad drainage system in this case is the main danger for the experienced pilots. At present, the airport has two runways, the length of which is 1 435 and 1 940 meters. The general public is familiar with the large airport of São Paulo due to a series of terrible aircraft crashes. Complete article

Gibraltar Airport, United Kingdom

Gibraltar Airport, United Kingdom One of the most remarkable airports in the world is located at the foot of the Gibraltar plateau. Gibraltar airport is the only airport in the world whose runway crosses the road. He was still in 1939 for war purposes. Today one of the most dangerous airports in the world belongs to the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain. Complete article

Matekane Airport, Lesotho

Matekane Airport, Lesotho In Lesotho is the unique Matekane runway, which is probably the most dangerous in the world. There is no ordinary airport in this area. The runway is located on the mountain plateau and has an extension of 400 meters. The runway ends at the edge of the 600 high precipice. Complete article

Princess Juliana Airport, Netherlands

Princess Juliana Airport, Netherlands Princess Juliana Airport is thanks to the unique location of one of the most famous airports in the world. It is located on the San Martin Island and borders on the popular Macho Beach. In reality, the airport's runway starts behind the beach, so the landing aircraft fly literally a few meters above the heads of the holidaymakers. One can only guess for whom - tourists or pilots - these dangerous maneuvers are more exhausting. Complete article

Bangda Airport, China

Bangda Airport, China Among the dangerous airports in the world you have to mention Bangda Airport, which is located in the territory of the Chamdo district in China. It is the highest airport in the world and was built at the height of 4 334 meters above sea level. The airport offers only one runway, the length of which is 5 500 meters, to the aircraft. The local runway is one of the longest in the world. The length of the asphalted runway is random. The essential extension is a necessary measure in dilute air. Complete article

Don Muang Airport, Thailand

Don Muang Airport, Thailand In Bangkok is the unique Don Muang Airport, which recalls the huge golf course. This similarity is partly true; the history of airport construction is very interesting. The airport was built in 1914 for war purposes. Later, it was decided to open the golf center at the airport entrance, so the soldiers waiting for the flight could have Spaz. Complete article
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