Courchevel International Airport, France
This airport gathers a series of conditions that make any successful landing or take off almost a miracle. The difficulties start even before arriving to the airport, as pilots must fly through a narrow valley in the Alps to prepare for descent. The runway is one of the shortest in the world, and is measured at only 1,700 feet (525 meters). With it’s downward gradient of 18,6 (!)%, the take-off become harder than most landings! And if the pilot fails to manage it… well. The airport drops right off into a cliff, so there is no room for unsuccessful maneuvers. Although the airport can be reached fairly okay by helicopters, we don’t recommend flying to this one! And by statistics airlines agree with us. Only one airline is crazy enough to fly to this airport!