Wellington Airport one of world's scariest

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    http://www.3news.co.nz/Wellington-A...riest/tabid/423/articleID/240158/Default.aspx

    Wellington Airport has recently been named as having the fourth best terminal in the world but the it has also won the dubious honour of being of one of the 15 most scary places to land internationally.

    The capital is famous for its wind and that can sometimes turn flying in there into a hair-raising experience for both passengers and pilots.

    For 35 years captain Neil Moore has been flying in and out of the Capital and says he has seen it all.

    “Wellington is one of the most challenging airfields in the world. It’s got quite a reputation and on a bad day it is very, very challenging – it’s got quirks, turbulence, wind sheer; the whole gambit,” says Captain Moore.

    A recent article published for Britain's Telegraph agreed with him and has labelled the destination as one of 15 of the world's scariest landings.

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    Tough landing.
     

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