An airport that is way too close to the nearest beach and therefore it is nothing unusual for beach goers to look up and try touching the low flying aircraft.
Princess Juliana Airport, Saint Martin / Photo: Shutterstock
This airport has a very short runway – only 400m. The minimum length required is 1829 m for small aircraft and 2500 m for the larger planes).
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba Island / Photo: Flickr – David B. Gleason
This one not only has a short runway – 527m it is also is hedged in by the mountains on one side and has a steep cliff deep down on the other.
Lukla Airport, Nepal / Photo: Shutterstock
At Princess Juliana Airport ariplanes fly low just above the beach and at Bara Airport they straight off use a beach as runway. Apart from the usual, there is an extra issue to take care of – tides.
Barra Airport, Barra / Photo: Flickr – Matthew Colvin de Valle
This one is really facinatiing – runway crossed by the city street.
Gibraltar Airport, Gibraltar / Photo: Shutterstock
Extreme surroundings with a relatively short runway.
Toncontín International Airport, Honduras
The descent for arrival here is extremely sharp, while the departing planes take off straight above the beach.
Gustaf III (St Bart) Airport, Saint Barthélemy / Photo: Flickr – alljengi
Can you see the runway?
Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland / Photo: Shutterstock
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