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Top 10 Most Challenging U.S. Airports for pilots

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Although many developments in aviation technology made flying easier still landing an airliner or business jet full of passengers is the most stressful part of the job for most pilots. Now imagine the determination it takes to safely land in adverse conditions like turbulence, brutal crosswinds, inclement weather and mountainous terrain as well as busy runways and taxiways. Here are the top 10 Most Challenging U.S. Airports for pilots.

Honeywell selected a combination of special qualification airports from the Federal Aviation Administration and airports that Honeywell’s experts and pilots find challenging.

Most Challenging U.S. Airports

  1. Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (Aspen, Colorado)
  2. Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (Bullhead City, Arizona)
  3. Bert Mooney Airport (Butte, Montana)
  4. Yellowstone Regional Airport (Cody, Wyoming)
  5. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Washington, D.C.)
  6. Juneau International Airport (Juneau, Alaska)
  7. LaGuardia Airport (Queens, New York)
  8. Mammoth Yosemite Airport (Mammoth Lakes, California)
  9. San Diego International Airport (San Diego)
  10. Telluride Regional Airport (Telluride, Colorado)

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