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Road That Crosses A Runway?  
User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 33
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1801 times:


Hello fellow A.Netters!

My husband swears there is an airport somewhere that has a runway that has a regular road crossing it. He thinks it has a gate or signal or something that stops the traffic when a plane is present.
I have never heard of this. Have ya'll?? If you have where is this located? He has been bugging me for 2 days now to post this question  Smile ! Thought I would make him happy and ask you experts  Big thumbs up

Thanks!!!!!

SWA TPA


I believe I can fly.....
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User currently offlineTrolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Yes, Gibraltar Airport. The traffic stops for the flights. Quite fun to walk across.
There is also a railway line across the runway here in New Zealand at Gisborne.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

The road between Spain and Gibraltar crosses the runway, not far at all from the small terminal building. It's quite exciting, really, to cross a runway by foot (or car, or bus, whatever). During my visit, I (like everyone else) had to wait while a small 'plane landed and vacated the runway. It'd have been extremely fun and exciting if it had been a MON Airbus!

[Edited 2004-08-06 00:49:23]


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User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1750 times:


Wow ya'll are fast! That's one of the reason I love this place  Smile

Now I have a husband going "see, I told ya so"
Hee hee.....

Thanks guys and gals!

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineRongotai From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

That used to be the case at Prestwick, but they rerouted the road some years ago. I remember being there when a BA VC10 was doing touch and gos. The traffic jam went back miles.

At Gisborne, New Zealand, the railway crosses the runway, but given four trains and six scheduled flights a day that isn't a big deal.



User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Here's a pic showing the road. Everyone going to/from Spain must cross this road - and it's frequently busy.


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Photo © Dion Fuchs



The infamous Rock of Gibraltar offers a superb view of the landing and arriving aircraft, albeit from a distance. Here's a (zoomed) shot:


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"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineUNDAEROSPACE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Doesnt" Cayo Coco (CCC / MUOC), Cuba" have that type of set up?

[Edited 2004-08-06 00:56:13]

User currently offlineTrolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Very true Rongotai, but given the way the NZ railways operate to schedule- NOT!- I wouldn't be surprised if it could be an issue at Gisborne. he he he

User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1708 times:


Oh thats great! I was just searching for a pic of it but couldnt find one because dummy here (me) was spelling Gibraltar wrong  Big grin
Thanks Pe@rson!
Thanks again! What a neat place. Can you imagine if they tried that here in the USA? "I think I can make it across before the plane hits me!" People are always getting smucked by trains doing that silly move!

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Does the Coast Guard still have that base across North Harbor Drive from SAN? There was a taxiway (and I'm thinking signal lights, as well) that marked the taxi route across North Harbor to the airfield at SAN.

Tom atMSY



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