727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5914 posts, RR: 18 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4383 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?
Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
Deltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1402 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4347 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.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3377 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4265 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...
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4210 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.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 20548 posts, RR: 56 Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3957 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?
Txiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3915 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.
RayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3764 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.
Londoncenter From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 108 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3529 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!
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1949 posts, RR: 16 Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3518 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.