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By Rachael Prescott
Are you an adrenaline seeker looking for your next hair-raising, spine-tingling adventure? If so, look no further. With the help of an anonymous commercial pilot, dubbed Pilot Anonymous, Airfarewatchdog has put together a list of the world’s most thrilling airports. So buckle your seatbelt, pass on the $7 snackbox, and get ready for a wild ride!
Toncontín International Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Thousands of feet above sea level, Toncontín International Airport boasts a short (6,132-foot) runway. Due to the surrounding mountains, the approach resembles a zigzag. Pilot Anonymous explains, “With the advent of GPS, the approach into Tegucigalpa is no longer straight. We weave between the mountains as we land.” To line up with the runway, planes must make a last-second 45-degree turn. Talk about sweaty palms!
Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, New Zealand
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