2. John Wayne Airport, California
No. 2 on our list is John Wayne Airport, widely recognized as one of the world’s most noise-sensitive airports because it’s located in close proximity to populated areas. This necessitates a one-of-a-kind launch procedure to assure safety for everyone on board.
Freelance writer and private pilot David Cenciotti describes the whole place as needing departing aircraft to complete a rapid ascent followed by an abrupt drop in power that might be rather frightening for passengers.
He added that a serious engine failure during takeoff would be very challenging to handle, so they need to take extra care for everything to run smoothly.
Unfortunately, there were cases when some aircraft lost control and crashed into neighborhoods. And that’s not all! There were several reports of auto accidents occurring for different causes that aren’t very clear yet.
6 thoughts on “These 5 American Airports Are Extremely Dangerous!”
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).
The runways at LGA are about a little more than 7000ft.
And LGA is so tight and compact
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.
The one runway at Block Island, RI is tricky on a busy weekend day. The winds can be unpredictable.
Charlestown, WV mountain top airport is like landing on an aircraft carrier.