(Tegucigalpa, Honduras airport runway)
I’m headed to Honduras in about 8 weeks for the “Jesus Banquet” at the dump. I’m excited about the trip, including the landing at the Tegucigalpa airport.
I took the above picture of the airport runway back in August. The runway looked small then, but I didn’t realize at the time that it is the second smallest runway in the world.
Because the runway is built on the top of a mountain, it makes it one of the shortest and toughest places to land a big jet. Besides having to come in amazingly low, the second the plane touches down the pilot has to stomp on the breaks to get the plane stopped before it reaches the end of the runway. I never realized just how amazing a landing was, until I watched the video below. You have got to see this :52 second video.