More than often, airline pilots do have that smiley face, which, according to many, represent happiness. However, the truth is that sometimes they hide their frustrations underneath the bright smile. Apart from the decreeing wage, the pilot also gets frustrated with the long hours they spend sitting in the cockpit. At some point, their worst nightmare comes when they are scheduled to land in certain airports. According to recent reports, pilots dislike landing in certain airports due to some obvious reasons. Therefore, the following are some of the worst airports to land according to pilots.
According to most pilots, Kathmandu is one of the worst airports for landing. First and foremost, there is usually inadequate airport security. Also, the runaways are generally short and narrow as compared to international standards. What more, pilots’ reports that the airport has poor social amenities. As such, they prefer to fly to other nearby airports.
LaGuardia, New York
LaGuardia airport is another headache for many pilots. The airport is usually packed with lots of traffic and people. There is too much congestion that makes the most pilots feel uncomfortable. This makes navigation and landing very difficult. Besides this, the food is usually very costly. It just doesn’t stop there. The weather at LaGuardia isn’t that good. In most cases, when a massive storm occurs, flights will get delayed for a reasonable period.
Newark Liberty International Airport
This airport is located in New Jersey. Previously, it was among the most preferred airport by the pilot. However, as the volume of traffic grows, it started becoming a pain for most pilots. Nowadays, airports are usually congested with passengers and flights. This makes navigation very difficult.
Aspen Pitkin county airport
According to pilots as well as the community, Aspen airport was named as number one worst airport to fly. Because it sits on a high mountain crest, pilots are usually forced to navigate using a series of step-downs. When landing, they must cover 2,400 feet in one minute, which is a challenging experience for most pilots.
Orlando international airport
One of the thing that makes most pilots dislike this airport is the high number of children present in it. According to Reddit, pilots recorded that the airports do have several children who are excited about where they are going. These kids can sometimes be disruptive. If no proper supervision is taken, they can even draw the plane wall using their pens or coloring books. Or, they can press call buttons or play with seats.
This is one of the busiest airports located in the northern part of California. Most pilots avoid using this airport due to several reasons. First, it is located in a mountainous cliff. Due to such locations, pilots find it more demanding when landing to avoid any accidents. Besides having an inclined runaway, the airport also ends on a cliff. Last but not least, the airport is usually deserted and in the middle of nowhere. This discourages pilots from landing in the airport.