These 5 American Airports Are Extremely Dangerous!

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Alaska
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4. Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Alaska

…We don’t know about you, but this airport gives us massive chills!

When we speak about Alaska, the majority of Americans have images of winter in their minds. It’s true that it snows a lot in the state of Alaska, which is exactly why the Rocky Gutierrez Airport is one of the most dangerous ones in the country.

The airfield is encircled by water on all sides, and pilots need to keep an eye out for rocks and other debris that might have made their way onto the runway as a result of recent storms.

Besides that, dangerous situations are even more threatening due to the presence of unpredictable weather. As winter goes on, the runway gets slicker, and in the worst cases, snow on the runway could make it so dangerous that flights have to be canceled.

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6 thoughts on “These 5 American Airports Are Extremely Dangerous!”

  1. Add the airport on Santa Catalina Island in California where you land and take-off on a runway that drops precipitously at its abrupt ending. Also, check out the airport in Palomar in Southern California where the runway is gravel and has a big hump in it (at least this was the case in the early 80s).

  2. Used to fly into Midway almost weekly. It is so compact that planes almost touch wings when taxiing but the worst part is that it is surrounded by r esidential neighborhood and the planes land and take off directly over building roofs. Very tight.

    John Wayne: take offs are not a big deal if you know what to expect. Always takeoff toward the West and over the water, climb fast and then cut power and fall about 1000′ until the plane is past Lido Isle and over the ocean.

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