spectacular landings and take-offs

Are there any places left that have hair-raising landings or take offs at a major airport?

It seems like there are very few city airports anymore, most have been relocated somewhere planes don't performs these kinds of maneuvers over populated areas.

I have flown into SAN a bunch of times which is stunning but I don't think it's anywhere near as crazy as Kai Tak was.

Has anyone here specifically flown somewhere just for the airport itself?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No but I have avoided risky airports

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >wellington
    windiest city in the world, enough said
    >anywhere in bolivia
    less so el alto, but sucre was really intense
    >rio
    the 02R approach over botafogo

    • 2 months ago
      OP

      never been to taiwan but maybe Songshan could give a similar vibe? I don't think there truly will ever be another kai tak ever again though

      Rio and Songshan definitely had a Kai Tak vibe on youtube videos but I couldn't find good videos of Sucre. Youtube suggested Toncontin (Honduras) which has Kai Tak style hard turns but they're moving that airport apparently as they are

      I think Mexico city is a pretty weird landing. Pretty sure the pilot has to immediately descend after passing over the mountains bordering the city.

      in Mexico City.

      I've flown TIJ-MEX and all I remember about MEX was looking down as we landed and thinking "all I see is concrete no trees or open space, what a shithole." TIJ has a cool takeoff that banks hard immediately after the runway to avoid entering US airspace.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    never been to taiwan but maybe Songshan could give a similar vibe? I don't think there truly will ever be another kai tak ever again though

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think Mexico city is a pretty weird landing. Pretty sure the pilot has to immediately descend after passing over the mountains bordering the city.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Funchal Airport on Madeira has been called the "Kai Tak of Europe".

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    kek dude this is fucking autistic
    buy a motorcycle or take up parkour or something if you're so desperate for a sense of danger, this is the most inefficient way of thrill seeking i've ever seen

    • 2 months ago
      OP

      I actually have a motorcycle. Sometimes I ride it somewhere I can watch airplanes like this anon

      Not really answering your question, but, I loved spending time in Thailand ontop of a hotel in a roof-top pool watching planes go overhead. So relaxing and cool.

      When covid started I went some places in California they landed them for storage. Was cool to see 747s coming in.
      My body is too broken for parkour though.

      Paro in Bhutan. You can find videos on youtube. It's an insane landing.

      I'll check it out. Too bad Bhutan is such a pain to travel to.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paro in Bhutan. You can find videos on youtube. It's an insane landing.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The landing at Naples airport is quite impressive if you approach from the West.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not really answering your question, but, I loved spending time in Thailand ontop of a hotel in a roof-top pool watching planes go overhead. So relaxing and cool.

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