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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

Hey guys,

was poking around the Fairbanks Alaska FSDO website.

They have a neat service for pilots a set of pictures that have been taken of various airports in Alaska. These photos are for pilots to see the places they might be going into.

Anyway came up with this photo, and had to ask a question....



Where is the runway?

I know where they say it is, based on the markers.....but where is the runway?


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
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Before all the "experts" here start claiming how plainly obvious the runway location is, let me just say...good point...that's pretty damn funny. I can't imagine actually trying to identify that in flight.

Maybe the Fairbanks FSDO just assumes the locals will land wherever they damn well please.

 Smile


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Got another one for you



I see where they FAA says the runway is....not sure I belive them.



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4364 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
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Well obviously it isn't paved> If you look closely in the first picture you can see that the dirt is packed down where they have landed/taken off.


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User currently offlineYukimizake From Japan, joined Mar 2004, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

The second one looks pretty treacherous, they should just use the highway instead. This happens on the Dempster Highway in the northern Yukon Territory in Canada, you're driving along and all of a sudden there's a sign warning you about planes landing on the highway. It also happens in Chicken, Alaska.


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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Love the second picture, although I am somewhat concerned about a runway located next to a tavern. We have enough problems with drinking and driving. Oh well, that's Alaska for you  Smile

On another note, the description of this runway cracks me up.




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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

"Runway end is rough"?

I would think you´d have to scrap together your Cessna after landing on that one!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Not a bad one either..... workers, walkers, moose and birds on the runway.... plus the cracks!



User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

McGrath is a big airport.

They just rebuilt it two years ago, to help acommodate tanker aircraft.



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

The second shot had me thinking - why on earth is the windsock located right next to the tavern instead of next to runway  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

To detect when the drunk pilots fart?  Big grin


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User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2127 times:


In each case, once you know that there is a runway there, you can pick it out. But if I had not been told, then I would have missed them all.

I think that in Duffy's Tavern that the road looks like a better bet.

Personally, I would give them all a miss. Look at the overshoot at Reeve.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

I think the answer for all those airfields is between the trees, snow banks, and/or rocks.


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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8196 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Can you spot the second runway in Talkeetna?  Smile


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

I know where it was  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Haha this is funny stuff!

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

OK. I am going to have to clue the good folks in here.

See that one road that runs right through the middle of the town?

Starts right at the edge of the river.

That is it.

Don Sheldon did all of his flying from it.



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Yukimizake: Yes they do use parts of the Demster Highway for what they call "emergency landing strips" I think. From what I remember of our roadtip up there the summer before last, those strips seemed to have more potholes than the rest of the highway combined. The way we were bouncing around in our Explorer it's amazing people can land Cessnas there supposedly without loosing a gear...


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