Reagan National Among the Scariest to Land

December 6, 2013

Reagan National has been noted as one of the scariest airports in which to land. Pilots flying into the airport have to dodge several no-fly zones located over our nation’s capital just to land. Most of central Washington is prohibited airspace up to 18,000 feet so pilots are forced to follow the Potomac River in the “River Visual” approach, according to the FAA. While following the Potomac River pilots have to perform a 30 to 40 degree turn while close to the river to line up with the runway. This maneuver is what has caused some to place the airport on their scariest airports lists. (The Weather Channel)

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