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The biggest problem of this airport is its runway which is only 2,180 meters long. This length is sufficient for small and medium sized jets. Still it is the second busiest airport in this region and welcomes planes as Boeing 747 or Airbus A340s, that have to fly very low over Maho Beach and skim just over the perimeter fence.
Regan National Airport is located directly in the centre of two overlapping air exclusion zones. The location of this airport requires pilots to follow the Potomac River while steering clear of the sensitive sites such as Pentagon and CIA Headquarters. While taking off, pilots need to climb quickly and execute a steep left bank to avoid the White House.
The airport’s altitude is 1,000 meters above sea level and can accommodate planes no larger than Boeing 757. Its runway is only 1,862 long. The pilot must fly through rough- hewn mountain terrain to reach the airport. While landing the pilot must overcome 45 degree, last minute bank only a few minutes before touching down in the valley.
Pilots have to avoid other planes reaching the other two New York’s airports, LaGuardia and Newark that are located near the John F. Kennedy airport. A noise abatement measure was set up in 1964. This approach forces the pilots to have a reported 457-meter ceiling and an eight kilometer visibility before lining up before runway 13L.
Madeira airport is wedged in by mountains and Atlantic. While landing the pilots must be very precise. The pilots are also specially trained to be able to land there. The unique elevated extension of the runway prolonged the runway to very comfortable 2,743 meters. Still the approach to Runway 5 is very scary. The pilot must point the plane at the mountains and at the last minute bank right into the runway.