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If you're passionate about travelling the world, you're probably familiar with the concept of flying to and from a destination. Air travel is...well...it's kind of a big deal.

Now, most airports are a pretty standard fare. Yes the things you can buy in the gift shops differ from location to location, but effectively it's a case of "You've seen one airport, you've seen them all." Airport check-in, airport security, walk around duty free a bit, board plane, take off, fly to new airport, land etc.

However, some airports don't play by the rules. Some airports think rules are boring. Some airports might, for example, have a runway so terrifying that you can't help but fart nervously whenever you see a picture of it. Just below we've compiled a collection of the maddest, most nervous fart-inducing, places in the world to land a plane. *looks at screen between fingers, and farts nervously (again)*

1) Princess Juliana Airport (Philipsburg, Saint Martin)

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airport runway

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2) Courchevel Altiport (France)

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Airport Runway

Photo - via Reddit.

Airport Runway

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Airport Runway

Screenshot: YouTube.

Airport Runway

3) Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (Saba, Dutch Municipality - Caribbean)

Photo - via Soar Aviation.

Airport Runway

Photo: Pia L (via - Atlas Obscura).

Airport Runway

4) The Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla, Nepal)

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Airport Runway

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Airport Runway

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Lukla mountain airport dramatic runway take off Himalayas Nepal

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Airport Runway

4) Matekane Air Strip (Lesotho)

Picture - via CNN (Tom Claytor).

Airport Runway

Screenshot: Vimeo (via - Thomas A).

Airport Runway

Photo: Tom Claytor (www.claytor.com).

Airport Runway

5) Barra Airport (Scotland)

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Airport Runway

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Airport Runway

Photo: iStock.

Airport Runway

6) Madeira Airport (Portugal)

Picture - via ExploreMadeiraIsland.

Madeira Airport

7) Sea Ice Runway (Antarctica)

Picture - via huey.colorado.edu

Airport Runway

Airport Runway

Airport Runway

Picture - via Wall Top.

Airport Runway

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