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Reagan National ranked as having one of the scariest runways

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(WJLA) - Flying into Reagan National Airport can be nerve wracking - or at least that's what The Weather Channel thinks.

Reagan is listed as having one of the world's scariest runways due to several no-fly zones over our nation's capital which require pilots to make sharp turns to line up with the runway. 

Most of central D.C. contains prohibited airspace up to 18,000 feet, according to the FAA, so pilots are forced to follow the Potomac River in order to land. 

While following the river, pilots have to perform a 30 to 40-degree turn. The sharp maneuver could turn the stomachs of some, which places the airport on The Weather Channel's scariest runways list. 

Other scary runways include Nepal's Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Barra International Airport in Barra, Scotland. 

Who else has scary runways? Click here to check them out.  

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