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TV Quiz - How Many Runways At LHR?  
User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4080 times:


...You're on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. The 250,000 question is....

"How Many Runways does London Heathrow Airport Have"

Answers are 2,3,4 or 6

You can't believe your luck - an aviation related question  Wow! and you have no lifelines available

What answer would you give.....?

2 - because that's what the general public think
3 - a little used piece of land at the eastern end in a north-east/south west direction
4 - because each runway can be used in each direction 27L, 27R, 9L, 9R
6 - because there's also 05 & 23.

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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2823 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

23 doesn't officially exist anymore so 3 is not technically correct. I'd worry about WWTBAM not knowing that. 05 never existed so 6 isn't correct even under that interpretation.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

So at the moment it's 2 (2 runways, each available in 2 directions but that's not generally considered to be different as what people mean when they say "runway" is the slab of asphalt, not the operational use).

If the answer is rejected, demand they call the BAA or Jep to verify  Smile

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User currently offlineAirways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

Great question!

I was sad to hear that Runway 23 has been closed. Shame to see that.

I always wondered why they couldn't have made more use of it... I know about the Terminal 1 and 4 stands and the intersections... but surely it could have been used more at peak times. Still, it's a theoretical questions now. Alas.


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

I'd say 2. Would that be correct? IIRC the third runway isn't used anymore and a runway only counts as one, even if you can use it both directions.

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