Unfashionable Runway

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IMAGE: FLICKR, KARTOGRAFIA

The last thing airline pilots want when they land their aircrafts in Paro Airport, Bhutan, is technology. They insist on doing it by eyesight. No one wants to rely on anything mechanical/technical that can breakdown just when they need it most.

News reporters who visited the area said the airport is about a mile and a half above sea level and is very difficult and dangerous because of the 18,000-foot peaks surrounding it.

Carmen Roberts, a BBC reporter, actually interviewed a pilot during one of the landings just to see what it’s like. Watch the video here. You can be sure, I will never take this flight. Will this flight be on your bucket list?

4 thoughts on “Unfashionable Runway

  1. Have you ever flown into the Charleston, WV airport? We have our fair share of airport locations right here in the US that offer scary takeoffs and landings.

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