Airports like no other, with specific approaches or situations that make them separate runways worldwide.
#1 Narsarsuaq airport (Greenland) / OACI BGBW/ IATA UAK
Altitude : 34 m = 112 ft
Airport located in a fjord with peaks on the approach path.
The longest runway measures : 1830 m = 6004 ft
- runway 07/25 : 1830 m = 6004 ft
#2 Barra (Beach) airport (United Kingdom) / OACI EGPR/ IATA BRR
Altitude : 2 m = 7 ft
Barra Airfield is located in the shallow bay of Traigh Mhor, north of the Isle of Barra in Scotland. It is the only airport in the world where scheduled services land on a beach. Three tracks are established on the beach, delimited by wooden poles at their ends. Flight times therefore depend on the tide because at high tide, the water covers the runways are covered by the sea. The beach is also popular with tourists and shellfish collectors, who are asked to observe the round at air to check if the airport is in operation.
The longest runway measures : 846 m = 2776 ft
- runway 15/33 : 846 m = 2776 ft
- runway 07/25 : 799 m = 2621 ft
- runway 11/29 : 680 m = 2231 ft
Matekane Air Strip airport (Lesotho) / OACI FXMEaéroport fermé
Altitude : 2334 m = 7657 ft
Matekane Air Strip is a high altitude runway serving Matekane, Lesotho, with a runway that extends to the edge of a 500m cliff. The trail is often used by charities and doctors to access remote villages in the region, and is known as one of the scariest tracks in the world.
#4 Telluride Regl airport (USA) / OACI KTEX/ IATA TEX
Altitude : 2765 m = 9072 ft
The Telluride regional airport is located at an altitude of 2767m. And the aerology is made complex by two cliffs of 305 meters at the two ends of the runway, with strong vertical turbulence, especially in winter.
The longest runway measures : 2094 m = 6870 ft
- runway 09/27 : 2094 m = 6870 ft
#5 Nasa Shuttle Landing Facility airport (USA) / OACI KTTS
Altitude : 3 m = 10 ft
Nasa Shuttle Landing Facility airport is located close to Titusville, Merritt Island at 8.7 km↑, Titusville at 11 km↑, Manatee Hammock Park Mobile Home Park at 15 km↑, Mims at 16 km↑, Port Saint John at 18 km↑, Sharpes at 21 km↑,
The Shuttle Landing Facility is a private airport located on Merritt Island in Florida, United States. It is part of the John F. Kennedy Space Center and was used by the NASA space shuttle for landing until the end of the program in 2011. It was also used for takeoffs and landings of aircraft NASA training such as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and for civil aircraft.
The longest runway measures : 4572 m = 15000 ft
- runway 15/33 : 4572 m = 15000 ft
#6 Cape Canaveral Air Force Skid Strip airport (USA) / OACI KXMR
Altitude : 3 m = 10 ft
Cape Canaveral Air Force Skid Strip airport is located close to Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral at 7.8 km↑, City of Cape Canaveral at 9.1 km↑, Merritt Island at 13 km↑, Cocoa Beach at 17 km↑, Sharpes at 19 km↑, Cocoa at 19 km↑,
Military airport Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The runway was called the Skid Strip because SM-62 Snark cruise missiles (which did not have the wheels) returning from test flights were supposed to come to a halt. It serves the NASA rocket launch base. The airport is mainly used by USAF for the transport of satellites and for the coupling with launch vehicles.
The longest runway measures : 3048 m = 10000 ft
- runway 13/31 : 3048 m = 10000 ft
#7 L'Alpe d'Huez airport (France) / OACI LFHU/ IATA AHZ
Altitude : 1860 m = 6102 ft
#8 Itxassou airport (France) / OACI LFIX
Altitude : 185 m = 607 ft
The longest runway measures : 600 m = 1969 ft
- runway 08/26 : 600 m = 1969 ft
#9 Courchevel airport (France) / OACI LFLJ/ IATA CVF
Altitude : 2008 m = 6588 ft
The oldest Altiport in the Alps, with a runway of 375 m with a slope of 12.5% to 18.6%. This slope is the steepest in the world for an international airport according to the Guinness Book of Records.
The longest runway measures : 526 m = 1726 ft
- runway 22/4 : 526 m = 1726 ft
#10 Chateau-Arnoux-St-Auban airport (France) / OACI LFMX
Altitude : 460 m = 1509 ft
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