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WORLD'S Longest Runway  
User currently offlineMtrpls From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 9 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7055 times:

Does anyone know where the world's current longest runway is? I heard a while back that it was a 15,000 footer at Edwards Air Force Base, but I'm not sure.

Denver (KDEN) is in the process of building a 16,000 foot long runway, so will this become the world's longest?

Can anyone help me verify this?

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User currently offlineWEAPON From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6954 times:

I never heard anything else about it, but supposedly, the U.S. goverment has base some where with a 36,000ft runway. I remember hearing that 2 Space Shuttles could land on opposite ends and come to a complete stop w/o coming close to each other. Like I said, I heard this...

User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6952 times:

Runway 04/22 at KEDW is in fact 14,994 feet in length. This is a concrete runway. The (much) longer runway you mention is actually ON Rogers Dry Lake.

The primary Shuttle landing runway is 15/33 designated as X68 - NASA SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY AIRPORT in Titusville FL, at 15,000 feet in length.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6938 times:

Groom lake test facility in Nevada supposedly has the longest runway in the world.


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6913 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/302045/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/322769/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/357957/

and probably lots more where those came from.

I haven't sifted through all of these, but I'm guessing Upington, assuming we're talking about paved runways and not lakebeds.


User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6870 times:

"Groom Lake" and "supposedly". Lotsa facts there!

User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6850 times:

What about Canada??? I know that North Bay has a very long rwy. I think that Boeing does some cold weather testing up there.

Grant



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User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6848 times:

I know that YYC (calgary) has the longest CIVIL aviation runway in Canada
at about 13,000 Feet


User currently offlineCritter_592 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6838 times:

Didn't anyone forget Kennedy's 14,572 footer did they? 31L/13R

User currently offlineAus_spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6843 times:

Austin - Bergstrom (AUS)
17-R/35L 12251 x 150 ft. / 3734 x 46 m
This was the original air force runway.

Jason Knutson - Austin, TX


User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

As far as commercial airports in the US, my best guess would be JFK's 13R/31L at 14,572.

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6792 times:

Edwards is about 15 paved and thenm another like 10-15 unpaved but groomed I think. so you could call it like 20-25K ft.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6786 times:

I think CFB Namao, just on the north end of Edmonton has at least one runway over 14,000 ft in length - and has been desingnated as a potential emergency landing site for the US Space Shuttle. If that is true, then it may be the longest runway in Canada.

User currently offlineJames768 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6749 times:

Runway 17\35 at Edwards - the main lakebed runway - is 39,600 Feet long. Thats gotta be some plane that needs that length to take off.

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