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What Airports Have Permanently Closed Runways?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6438 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4939 times:

OK, the only ones I know DEFINATELY are DCA and ATL.
I think JFK does as well. I believe officially DFW does not, BUT there are closed runways from the old Amon Carter Field that run across parts of DFW. Am I right?

So, who else?  Confused


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4903 times:


You are correct. The old Great Southwest Airport's runways were demolished. There is a small piece of the northern section of 17-35 just outside the south entrance to DFW. The rest of that runway is now Amon Carter Blvd.


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

Runway 18-36 at ORD has been closed for years. It is only used for taxiing.

User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2698 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4852 times:

I believe 33R/15L at BOS is closed:


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4821 times:

the shortest runway at YXY (the gravel/dirt strip that runs off twards town instead of the way the other 2 go) is open, but i've been in Whitehorse for 4.5 years now and I'll swear that i have never ever seen a single aircraft on that runway, forget accually taking off/landing on it... Not even a cessna or a heli or nothing. The other 2 runways are paved, the lardger (closest to the terminal too) is used all the time, and the smaller one isnt used much, but in the summer you'll see the odd small aircraft out there...




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User currently offlineRobINDYHP From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4812 times:

the original 23 at IND is closed. split up into parking and taxiways.

User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

Miegs Field. Course the airport is closed. And I think DAL's 18/36 is as well, but don't quote me on that.

Texan



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Beirut International Airport (BEY) permanently closed the old 03/21 and converted it to a taxiway when the new 03/21 opened.

Below is an aerial of the airport. The runway on the far right (the one inland) is runway 03/21. Directly parallel to the left of it is the old runway 03/21 which is now a taxiway.


The new 03/21 is 12,467ft. long (big increase), made of concrete, is HIRL/CL (High Intensity Runway Lighting and Centerline Lighting), and has at least CAT I ILS (I believe it is being upgraded to CAT II or CAT III), it opened in 1998.

The old 03/21 was only 10,433ft. long, made of asphault, was only HIRL (High Intensity Runway Lighting), and didn't have an ILS at all, not even LOC.

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User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4762 times:

"Miegs Field. Course the airport is closed." - Texan

Damn you Texan, you beat me to it. LOL



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User currently offlineDalMd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4634 times:

DAB. ERAU sits right on top of it. It ended right in front of the library. When I got there in 86 it was our two main parking lots.

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

I believe London Heathrow Runway 23 is presently closed, and will never be re-opened.


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21637 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

JFK has one. It was really short, and I don't know what the numbers were, but it was on my old approach plates. It's in this photo, the bottom left-most taxiway. Doesn't look like a runway anymore, but it used to be one (for small planes, I guess).
Also, there is something that looks suspciously like an ex-runway that goes from the bottom left of the picture out to that trestle that goes out into that bay in the middle of 13R/31L. Anyone know what this is from?


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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

No one mentioned Kai Tak.  Sad


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User currently offlineTxiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

There is of course runway 05-23 at LHR which I don't think is used anymore, especially as there is a concorde parked just off it now. In fact, I think it was in the 80s that I last saw it in use. Can anyone tell my when it was last used and in what cirumstances it would have been used?

Also, since the opening of the new runway 36L-18R (apparently the longest in Europe?) at MAD I think 36R-18L is no longer used. The last time I took off on it was on a very early morning EZY flight to LTN at about 6am when there was almost no traffic. This was in 2001 I think. Of course, MAD is soon to have double parrallel runways and new terminals, so the layout and use will change again.


User currently offlineUTA_FLYINGHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

DUB has a 16/34, but I have never seen it in use apart for taxying purposes.

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User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

BHX has runway 06 that is never used any more

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User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

According to the LHR Yahoo Groups, runway 23 was certainly used early on 27 October 2002 when there very strong cross winds.

They have the following arrivals using it:
07.02 5B-DAX A310
07.09 HS-TGZ B744
07.22 G-YMMB B772
07.37 G-VAIR A340
07.46 ZS-SAU B743

There were flights between this, including Jumbos etc. that were using the normal 27L. I visited later that day and found that 27L and 27R were in use concurrently for landings, which is certainly not the norm for LHR. This is apparently because of windshear off the BA hangars for 27R landers.

I was lucky enough to witness 23 in action back in 1974, again in strong winds.


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User currently offlineTxiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Ray

Am I correct in thinking that G-BOAB is now parked just adjacent to this runway, which would probably mean that Rwy 23 cannot really be used anymore?

Andy


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

5/23 at CMH is closed, mostly used as a holding point for runway 28L.

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

Stornoway has a small one closed,

User currently offlineFlygMolinaFmly From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

RDU is a very short diagonal runway to runway 14/32. Im not sure when it was closed but maybe someone else has more information... heres a picture:

http://img.airnav.com/ap/02133

Gabe



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User currently offlineLondoncenter From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

London gatwick, apparently Europe's, if not the worlds, busiest single runway operation airport, does in fact have two runways, one of which is always closed and used as a taxiway. The closed runway is 08L/26R and is only opened when maintenance takes out 08R/26L, or when a very confused pilot lands on the wrong runway, which has happened before now!! An aircraft was taxiing on it at the time and had to vacate immediately on to the grass!

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2036 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

JFK has several runways that have been closed over the past three or four decades. When the place was built in the late 1940s, the plan called for a pinwheel-like system of intersecting runways, somewhat similar to ORD, with the terminal area in the center.

Gradually the non-essential runways were closed. The east-west runway (not sure of the designation) is the one referred to in the earlier post. It once ran right in front of the IAB and Pan Am Worldport and was for many year's the airport's main jet runway. It was closed in the early 1970s to make room for the Worldport expansion and to create additional hardstands at the IAB. You can still discern it in aerial photos, though, and its approach light trestle (on the western end, sticking into Jamaica Bay) is still very much intact.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6438 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

Why don't they use it?  Confused


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

It looks on a diagram of JFK that the runway referred to by Jsnww81 could have been either 6-24 or 7-25.


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25 Coronado990 : RWY 13/31 at Lindbergh Field (SAN) was closed in the late 90s to create room for a badly needed cargo ramp leaving only 9/27 active. It was only about
26 PVD757 : At PVD, runway 10-28 (4000 X 100) has been closed for about 20 years, and is now Taxiway November. Runway 5L-23R (4432 X 150) was closed a couple summ
27 Post contains links and images Gdabski : WAW once had a third runway, but it was turned into a taxiway many years ago. View Large View MediumPhoto © Jarek Dabrowski [epwa_spotters] It's
28 Silverfox : Ref 23L at LHR It has reopened Concorde is just waiting for clearance!!!
29 Timz : Pick any airport that's been around for more than 30-40 years-- chances are better than even it's closed a runway or two at some point. Remember LHR s
30 Post contains links and images Maiznblu_757 : TVC, Runway 5/23 closed in the early 90's... You can see it marked with the yellow X's... View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Abbott
31 Post contains links Maiznblu_757 : Great website.... http://www.members.tripod.com/airfields_freeman/ More so abandoned airports and runways... Very interesting.
32 Trintocan : POS in Trinidad has 1 main runway, 10/28. During World War 2 when it was an RAF airfield 2 additional cross runways were built, forming a triangle. Af
33 Islandboy : Nas has an old runway 5/23 that was closed due to the approach path almost directly in front of the new terminal. It is now used as a taxiway for runw
34 ConcordeBoy : MSY's Rwy6/24 is for all practical purposes closed, and will be converted into a taxiway in due time.
35 MikeTheActuary : When I lived in Memphis in the '80's, there were two shorter runways at MEM(don't remember the numbers, but one was a NW-SE runway, and the other was
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