Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Colorado
Pilots landing here require special training due to its steep approach path.
Laughlin/Bullhead Airport in Arizona
Surrounding mountains mean pilots must complete a steep approach at this airport.
Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Montana
Located 53 miles from Yellowstone National Park, the scenic mountain backdrop of this airport makes landings a challenge, especially in the absence of a control tower.
Juneau Airport, Alaska
LaGuardia Airport in New York City
Located just a few miles from John F Kennedy and Newark in the neighbouring state of New Jersey, this is the largest airport system in the US and 2nd in the world.
Mammoth Yosemite Airport, California
Ronald Reagan Washington Airport in Virginia
Pilots must navigate several no-fly zones over the area and be aware of air traffic restrictions near the Capitol. They’re also required to do a “river visual” approach, making a sharp 40-degree turn near the Potomac River.
San Diego Airport in California
The airport is serving USA’s largest metropolitan area has a steep approach path.
Telluride Airport, Colorado
Located 9,078 feet (2,767 metres) above sea level, this is the highest commercial airport in North America. With 1,000ft cliffs at both ends of its runway,