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Shortest Runway With Commercial Service In The U.S  
User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16683 times:

Hey guys, I just wanted your opinion on how many airports have a small runway like for example 6,500 Ft. and under with commercial service for example SNA or similar.


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User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16646 times:

You should probably be more specific. There are a bunch of airports with little runways that receive commercial service with 9-seat CNA's, BEC's, 19-seat B1900's, 30 seat SF3's, EM2's, or DH3's.


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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4304 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16643 times:

Provincetown MA has only a 3500 foot runway, but sees service from cape air to a few places including BOS.

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4431 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16614 times:
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EYW (Key West, Florida) has commerical service and there runway is only 4800' x 100'.

[Edited 2005-08-24 23:21:17]

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16610 times:

In the 70s, a UA DC10 ran low on fuel over Washington DC waiting for Dulles to clear, and had to land at Washington National. They had to take the seats and galleys off to get the plane out again, would have loved to have been there or see photos of a 'Ten at DCA.


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User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16591 times:

Quoting DeltaMIA (Reply 1):
30 seat SF3's, EM2's, or DH3's.

Not to be picky or anything  wink  but the DH3 has 50 seats.

-SOAC



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16584 times:

I looked in Colorado first, hoping to find a short runway there (no luck), but the shortest I could find was Chadron, Nebraska (United Express), at 6001 feet.

The only place I could find listed on a website route map was Bluefield, WV, at 4742 feet (USAirways Express). I actually found a shorter runway in Canada - Iles de la Madeleine (YGC), which receives USAirways Express (at least it's on their route map), whose runway is only 4500 feet long.

I used http://gc.kls2.com/ - you can type in any code and get information on the airport.

Did that help? Big grin



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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16563 times:

I think that JHM - Kapalua, Maui - wins the award with a 3000' runway that receives service on Island Air DHC-8's from HNL.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16557 times:

30 seat SF3's, EM2's, or DH3's

Most all Saab 340's are 34 passenger...



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User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16540 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 5):



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 8):
Most all Saab 340's are 34 passenger...

I was generalizing. But don't SF3's have 34 seats yet usually can only have about 29 passengers.



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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16539 times:

It could be in general I guess DeltaMIA, regional and mainland service, but if you want to make this forum a bit more interesting, how about just mainland service on a short runway.


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16513 times:

I have seen commercial helicopter operators in Hawaii use some pretty "short" runways.


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User currently offlineSLCPilot From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 591 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16468 times:

I am pretty I am pretty sure Salmon Air will fly you commercially to the last airport in this video.... It's listed at 800' long by some sources.

http://www.alioth.net/Video/BackCountry.mp4
(it's about a 55meg file)

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User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 16414 times:

Dutch Harbor, AK (DUT) is only about 3500 feet long. AS used to fly 732's in there daily, weather permitting. Now AS wet-leases PenAir SF340 aircraft on the route to increase frequency and reliability.

And there are TONS of airports in Alaska that have runways as short or shorter than that but still receive scheduled service.



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6896 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 16383 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
a UA DC10 ran low on fuel over Washington DC waiting for Dulles to clear, and had to land at Washington National. They had to take the seats and galleys off to get the plane out again

In the early 1990s UA scheduled a DC-10 nonstop from KOA to California-- KOA's runway was then 6500 ft, a bit shorter than DCA.

I'm sure nobody here can tell us the shortest Alaska runway with scheduled flights. If you're just asking about jet flights-- does Key West still have them?


User currently offlineFokker115 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 16358 times:

ISP's runway 33L/15R is just over 5000' and sees regular Southwest action. Runway 28/10 is also just over 5000' and occasionally handles some 737's as well.

User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 16317 times:

Surprised no-one's mentioned Saba in the Netherlands Antilles - only 1300ft long with a cliff at both ends. DHC-6s fly in there as far as I'm aware.

Check out this video!!!


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 16242 times:

But don't SF3's have 34 seats yet usually can only have about 29 passengers.

Nope.. I've seen many a fully loaded Saab 340 with 34 passengers.



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User currently offlineGipper913 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 176 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 16220 times:

Kenmore Air has regular service to FRD (Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA) - runway length of 3,402 feet.


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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 16179 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 14):
If you're just asking about jet flights-- does Key West still have them?

Key West has service to ATL and MCO on Delta Connection, ERJ-135s and CRJ-700s i believe.

'902



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 16137 times:

EWR's runway 11/29 is 6,800ft long, on most days Regional Jets, Private Jets and light 737s etc utilize it mostly for landings. On windy days I've seen 777s and A340s land on runway 29.


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User currently offlineEwmahle From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 16128 times:

GSO has a runway 6380x150 that is occasionally used for regional jets and for 737's. Doesn't get much bigger than that at GSO unless its going to Timco.

User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 16053 times:

As far as big jet service (over 70 seats) for landings and takeoffs, I believe SDU holds the record at just over 4300 feet long and handles A319 and 737 services on a daily basis, albeit they are mostly short shuttle type flights and don't carry a lot of fuel. As far as the U.S. goes, I'm sure SNA holds the record at just 5700 feet and handles 757 heavies daily.

[Edited 2005-08-25 03:15:20]

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 15992 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 5):
Not to be picky or anything but the DH3 has 50 seats.

Uhh, not to be picky, but no it doesn't. It depends on the series, and the basic model indeed has closer to 30 seats. (Usually 35, I think.) Anyway, he was just making a general statement.

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 16):
Surprised no-one's mentioned Saba in the Netherlands Antilles - only 1300ft long with a cliff at both ends. DHC-6s fly in there as far as I'm aware.

As far as I know, the Netherlands Antilles are not a part of the U.S. But while we're on the subject, I believe SAB's runway is the shortest in the world to receive scheduled service.

Jean Leloup



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User currently offlineSocal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 15977 times:

SNA handles Airbus A310's from FedEx daily too.....  airplane  I think it can also handle 762's, but I have not seen them out of there.


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25 TACAA320 : FLL has a runway for small planes only[located in the SW part of the airport]. Does anybody familiar with FLL knows about it and its measures?
26 Mandala499 : How long is John Wayne Airport? 1700m? Looks like a compact and "smart" airport from the satellite photos with 757s... any 767s go there?
27 Gsoflyer : Uhm, that can't be more of an untrue statement. 6 A300 flights minimum for FedEx a day, 1-2 A300 for Tradewinds, DC10/MD11 weekly of World, 2 daily 7
28 RedFlyer : It's the greatest airport to fly OUT of. All the flights I've been on out of there - both 757 and 737 - entailed spooling up the engines prior to bra
29 Ewmahle : You got me GSOflyer, I was speaking of commercial arrivals and departures, but the cargo does bring in some nice birds. Have they set a date for the 7
30 ZSOFN : Sorry - was tired yesterday and had a short attention span! Thought it was a nice video anyway...
31 CWAFlyer : SNA is 5700 feet. One of the shortest ones Skywest operates to is CLD (Carlsbad, CA). It's only 4600 feet long for landing.
32 Miamiair : Eastern Air Lines flew 727-100s from Key West, FL (EYW) 4,800' long.
33 Flyman33178 : Chicago-Midway (KMDW) 31C/13C 6522x150 4R/22L 6446x150 "busiest square mile in the world"
34 Lat41 : New England Airlines serves Block Island Rhode Island (BID) with Britten Normand Islanders. It has 2500'
35 Access-Air : Elevation also has alot to do with these ops too!!! Thast why you can take off with an A310 at SNA or a DC10 from KOA.... Access-Air
36 Post contains links Evolution : What about the shortest runway with a long-haul flight to the USA? I think the winner of this category has to be Bristol the South West of England. Th
37 Apollo13 : You know what. Bubbank air terminal airport has some pretty short runways also. I went there not too long ago. The pilot was a bit high yet still land
38 727Stretch : Up until about 2000, UA also had scheduled, 747-400 service KOA-SFO. The 744 version used was equipped with something like 32F/100C/130Y (approx.). U
39 Post contains images USAFHummer : Wings Field, in the Philadelphia suburbs, used to have scheduled Islander and Tri-Islander flights from its own home airline, Wings Airways, to PHL an
40 Fokker115 : Consistent with how many go-arounds that airport sees each day....
41 Vfw614 : Princeville and Hana on Kauai and Maui both had Island Air services in the past with runways of 3.500ft and 3.600ft.
42 Timz : The 744 probably didn't leave from the 6500-ft runway tho. As I recall it was 1994 that it got lengthened to 11000 ft or whatever it is.
43 SonOfACaptain : He said DH3, as in the Dash 8-300, which is a 50 seater. Yeah I know, I was just playing with him. -SOAC
44 Dfwagt : SNA, 5700x150. Pretty short. Shortest I have been to next to STT. Great takeoff out of SNA. Especially on a 757.
45 John : STT currently has 7000 feet and they handle AA A300s, but back in the early '70s they handled 727-100s with just a 4658 foot runway, until the AA disa
46 Lastordu : Not to get off the subjec how many do they have? If anyone knows.
47 Rampero : Ponce, Pueto Rico has 6,900 ft and they handle Jet blue A-320. Soon continental 737-800, CO service start on November 16.
48 Thepilot : Outside of the US, London City has a very short runway (10/28), of 4327 feet. This is a very short runway with a very cool approach. It might also be
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