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    Default The World's Scariest Airport (video)

    I've seen various snippets of this here and there, but this is the
    first video footage I've seen of Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten,
    the Netherland Antilles.



    That's not a photoshop -- that's a real landing happening right over
    people's heads.

    Here's video footage of the link. It's bizarre to watch the shadow of
    the plane passing over people. What's really bizarre is that the exhaust
    from a jet like that is enough to lift people off their feet -- which you'll
    also see here.


    Amazing landings and takeoffs and St. Maarten

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    OMG. I am surprised that aren't blown away or sucked up or something. Crazy.

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    No, the World's Scariest Airport is Los Angeles - no contest
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O
    No, the World's Scariest Airport is Los Angeles - no contest

    Have to agree with you there but second runner up is in the one in Kenya, in Narobi..

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    That pic looks photoshopped! But isn't it dangerous for the beach bums right there if the planes fly that low?

    If you think it's crazy, you ain't seen a thing. Just wait until we're goin down in flames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moomies
    That pic looks photoshopped! But isn't it dangerous for the beach bums right there if the planes fly that low?
    Watch the video Moomies! This isn't photoshopped at all. St Martens is off my list of places to visit.

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    Pretty neat - I live by a local airport and the planes fly so low here too, right over the cars. I do think that those guys hanging onto the fence are faking though. It seems like they are just jumping.

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    Reminds me of that scene in Waynes World where the guys lie on the car under the flightpath and get blasted.
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    The flight path into Hong Kong's airport is pretty scary, too. Or at least it used to be; I haven't been there in 10 years.

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    I've heard from friends that flight into Hong Kong airport is scary, too. The planes go thru a jungle of skyscrapers?

    If you think it's crazy, you ain't seen a thing. Just wait until we're goin down in flames.

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    Yes, and there is an extremely sharp turn from the ocean into land with a mountain in the way. It's pretty hairy, but fun to watch from your window if you are fatalistic about these things, which I am.

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    That is so cool! I love airplanes; I could just watch them all day. That view sure beats anything I could see here in DC

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    Hong Kong has a new airport. http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence...teractive.html

    I don't like landing at Charleston or LAX.

    Charleston West Virginina- you land on a runway built on top of a mountain. Thank goodness many pilots have experience landing on a carrier deck from their military days.

    LAX at night. All flights seem to land and take off over or towards the ocean. You are literally heading towards planes that are taking off.

    I miss airport observation decks. Used to go and stand outside to watch the planes take off and land when I was a little girl. Now, it is a homeland security or insurance issue.
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    Landing at JFK and/or Newark can be exciting too. I flew in from Chigago and there were planes taking off/landing in ALL directions above, below and beside us. The pilot even told us not to be alarmed if we saw another plane landing parallel to us and also that we would be taking a sharp turn left once we landed so the guy just behind us could land. Scary stuff, especially when you remember that all these planes are being controlled visually by the ATC people in the tower with bits of cardboard.
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    Default Re: The World's Scariest Airport (video)

    Some nasty airports:


    Paris Charles de Gaulle, France
    Why? CDG is on the verge of becoming the worst airport simply because it is suppose to be a first class airport worthy of a first class city. Instead, even third world nations would reject it. The citizens of France are astonished and ashamed of its poor state. Reasons: dirty, ugly, rude staff, inconvenient, expensive food, plastic seating with armrests, steal benches, noise, mean security, high air-conditioning, homeless people, "What a dump", dogs piss and shit on the floor

    Lagos, Nigeria
    Why? Reports of murders, filthy, lack of comfort and facilities, airline workers ask for bribes, knifepoint robberies at the airport, "bottled water" is questionable, rats, little seating, overflowing toilets, immigration officials "kidnap" passports, report of passengers being mugged on the tarmac,


    Kiev, Ukraine
    Why? Security want bribes, too cold, loud and incorrect announcements, poor lighting, "looks like a prison", "looks like a refugee camp", hard seats, squat toilets, cleaners will give you the scrub brush and tell you to clean the bathroom yourself if it is not to your liking

    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Why? Uncomfortable seating, possible requests for your passport "for safekeeping", security will want bribes, squat toilets, crazy people, women will likely have problems travelling alone here, "poor people may attack you"

    Bombay, India
    Why? Dirty, smelly, before check-in seats are uncomfortable (you fare better once you're past security), mosquitoes (make sure your malaria prescription is filled), loud, stench of "feces and urine", security ask for bribes, even Indians don't like passing through this airport

    http://www.sleepinginairports.net/bestof.htm

    Some nasty airports:


    Paris Charles de Gaulle, France
    Why? CDG is on the verge of becoming the worst airport simply because it is suppose to be a first class airport worthy of a first class city. Instead, even third world nations would reject it. The citizens of France are astonished and ashamed of its poor state. Reasons: dirty, ugly, rude staff, inconvenient, expensive food, plastic seating with armrests, steal benches, noise, mean security, high air-conditioning, homeless people, "What a dump", dogs piss and shit on the floor

    Lagos, Nigeria
    Why? Reports of murders, filthy, lack of comfort and facilities, airline workers ask for bribes, knifepoint robberies at the airport, "bottled water" is questionable, rats, little seating, overflowing toilets, immigration officials "kidnap" passports, report of passengers being mugged on the tarmac,


    Kiev, Ukraine
    Why? Security want bribes, too cold, loud and incorrect announcements, poor lighting, "looks like a prison", "looks like a refugee camp", hard seats, squat toilets, cleaners will give you the scrub brush and tell you to clean the bathroom yourself if it is not to your liking

    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Why? Uncomfortable seating, possible requests for your passport "for safekeeping", security will want bribes, squat toilets, crazy people, women will likely have problems travelling alone here, "poor people may attack you"

    Bombay, India
    Why? Dirty, smelly, before check-in seats are uncomfortable (you fare better once you're past security), mosquitoes (make sure your malaria prescription is filled), loud, stench of "feces and urine", security ask for bribes, even Indians don't like passing through this airport

    http://www.sleepinginairports.net/bestof.htm
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