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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

How does BKK airport authority allow this golf course to run in the middle of their airport? There are some extremely close pictures from aircraft of the greens on the golf course. Doesn't this create some sort of a security concern? I mean, just imagine a rogue golf ball headed straight for a 777 engine!

UAL

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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
How does BKK airport authority allow this golf course to run in the middle of their airport? There are some extremely close pictures from aircraft of the greens on the golf course.

This is one good photo you are talking about ... golfers can be seen in this picture
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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Yeah, there are a few others as well. I'd think it'd be a real security concern. Are the golfers security checked at the clubhouse before they go to the course? And, how much of the course actually exists in the airport, in particular between runways. You can hit a golf ball damn far with a driver, and you can shoot a gun or a rocket propelled explosive even farther.

UAL


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2583 times:
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Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic is the same situation, though much less traffic.


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User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3592 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

The golf course belongs to the Thai Air Force. The golfers are all very high ranking military personnel, so security is not so much of a problem.

User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Some friends in my department have played the course in BKK.

The airport in Casa de Campo was relocated several years ago. The old airport is grassed over now. Used to be quite sporty, from what I'm told.TC



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 2):
Yeah, there are a few others as well. I'd think it'd be a real security concern. Are the golfers security checked at the clubhouse before they go to the course? And, how much of the course actually exists in the airport, in particular between runways. You can hit a golf ball damn far with a driver, and you can shoot a gun or a rocket propelled explosive even farther.

At LAS there is a par 3 course with full sized driving range just across Sunset Road from 1R. To be specific, the driving range faces the same direction as the approach The aircraft can't be more than 100 feet in the air by the time they cross over the range. There's no security in place at this golf course, and a terrorist could very easily do the kind of damage you're describing.


User currently offlineEKGOLD From Australia, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Having landed there many times, the runways are well out of the range of most golfers. It would have to be a terrible slice or hook to get anywhere near the aircract..... As stated previously, the course is only open to the Thai Air Force officers and taxiway crossings are well controlled..

User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

I believe that at one point in 1999, Qantas actually operated a service directly to the golf course  Smile

User currently offlineBakestar From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 2):
and you can shoot a gun or a rocket propelled explosive even farther.

Why must if always come back to guns and missiles and bombs?!

It's not helpful.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Isn't a military golf course?

Quoting Bakestar (Reply 9):
Why must if always come back to guns and missiles and bombs?!

Because part of their anatomy is always bigger  sarcastic 


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3660 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
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BKK is not the only airport with a military golf course in the middle of the airfield. The golf course in the middle right of the following picture is Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay Golf Course. You have to drive under Taxiway RB just to get to the course. You also got a couple of holes near the end of 4R. The course is open to civilians who have a military sponsor.


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User currently offlineTommyBP251b From Germany, joined Apr 2006, 460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 8):
I believe that at one point in 1999, Qantas actually operated a service directly to the golf course Smile

You mean this one? http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/qf1/photo.shtml

My Handycap is 4. But can anyone help me with the rules? Where must I drop my ball when this happens?



Tom from Cologne
User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 8):
I believe that at one point in 1999, Qantas actually operated a service directly to the golf course

Yeah word has it the captain missed his tee time and decided to make up for it by parking a fully laden 747-400 on what he thought was the practice tee. Turns out it was the 9th hole... how rude!


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