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Runway Lettering Trival Question  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1487 times:

OK guys and gals here is a trivia question for you.

As you all know runways can carry the letters L,C,R, and W behind them....and as you know....

L stands for left.
R stands for right.
C stands for center.

But wait a second..............W?????

Yes that is used to designate certian runways at some airports. But what does it mean???

I'll give you a hint. It deals mostly with the runway and you will never see it painted on it's surface.

Good Luck!!!!


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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1987 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1450 times:

Water?


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineSwissair169 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1444 times:

Watch out..Runway ahead?


User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

It's the designation for waterways.


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

It's for "W" for seabase for boat airplane landing spot without the letter on the water. They know designed for landing spot area... I have seen Jeppesen chart in Fairbanks, Alaska it's just next to main runway and the small canal for seaplane landing spot.

Did you know about of some the runways have more than 4 runways at the same bearing course for example 002/182 degrees with four runways. What would you called RWY? All they have to designed 36L/18R and 36R/18L then other side are 35L/17R and 35R/17L. It has four same degrees runways at Dallas/Ft. Worth airport.

Big777jet


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

We have a couple of winners. W does designate a water runway.

Fairbanks International does have a water runway:






Juneau, Alaska Also has a seaplane ditch available




Anyway hope yall had fun with that one.... 



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