The History Channel premiers a new special tomorrow night called “Most Extreme Airports” in which they show some of the craziest runways on airports throughout the world. Many of the airports shown were built decades ago without modern technology and before their select destinations weren’t in as high demand from a mass-market of travel. The older and smaller runways combined with larger 21st century aircraft and better landing technology make these once private runways accessible by large commercial jets which makes for some exciting landings. One of the airport runways featured on “Most Extreme Airports” and the commercial for the special is the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten and another is the runway in the video shown below which is in St. Barts. I included both a first-person co-pilot’s view of a good landing and also a tourists view of a bad landing for the St. Barts location. The special premiers on the History Channel tomorrow night (Tues. July 20th) at 8pm. EST.
Crash Landing in St. Barts:
Co-Pilots View of A Good Landing In St. Barts:
The History Channel continues to replay Most Extreme Airports with some additions to the regular broadcast so the date listed above is the original air date. Check your local listings to figure out when it is playing on your television provider. Many “On Demand” cable providers also are playing this program through History Channel On Demand. Check out a few of the videos above that are featured on the program including a few they show in the promotional commercials.