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WJLA, July 12, 2012

America's scariest airports: Ten places where the takeoffs and landings are harrowing

According to airfarewatchdog.com, these 10 airfields from across the United States, no matter how big or how small, are among the most harrowing to fly in and out of. The site's founder doesn't want to scare people off, though, reiterating that flying is still the safest way to travel.

John Wayne International Airport - Santa Ana, Calif.

Disneyland is a short ride away from the Orange County airport, but the real thrill ride might come when pilots have to comply with noise restrictions that force them to swiftly throttle back their engines over residential areas.