For nervous flyers, any take-off or landing is an adrenaline pumping experience even though, statistically speaking, air travel is one of the safest modes of transport. However, there are a handful of airports across the globe seemingly constructed to mess with your confidence. What were those airport engineers thinking? Hats off to the pilots who have to navigate some of these challenging landing strips, and the passengers who brave them. Some seem unnecessarily dangerous, while others are just kooky. Here are 16 of the craziest airport runways in the world.
1. Gisborne Airport, New Zealand
This North Island airport is one of the few in the world that has a railway line running through its runway. Both the railway and the airport are active, so lets hope they are precise about their scheduling.