Csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1420 posts, RR: 3 Posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2493 times:
I have family that lives near Evansville, Indiana and they told me that due to FAA safety runway regulations, EVV will need to reconfigure their runways, namely 4/22 because it intersects with 18/36. If they move 4/22 to the northeast so that the runways do not intersect and that there is enough space for the runoffs, it is going to mean that a local road will need to be reconfigured as well. And this has the locals in kind of an uproar.
My grandmother lived across the street from Whirlpool, which is right near the 22/36 runway intersection. She was right under the path of runway 22 and I can remember the planes coming over the house and shaking it, this was back in the days of mainline service there. Nice memories from back then.
WA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2165 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
I flew through EVV last year, just to fly on Cape Air's short lived EVV-IND service. The terminal was very nice, but it was really sad to see gaps where the second level jetways had been taken down, and nothing larger than a CRJ at the gates.
Here's a link to my report, with photos of what EVV looks like now:
RL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4620 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
from a design standpoint that area is a little complicated.
Ideally Runway 4 should begin 1,000 ft from its nearest point from 18-36, meaning that the runway should start neat the aiming point (two big white touchdown boxes painted on the runway), meaning the runway should then be extended about 2,300 ft to the northeast. As for Runway 9-27, they should probably do away with that entirely.
Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
Great pictures and story! I wished that service stuck around some, I would've loved it if they had a GYY-IND-EVV service. I would've done anything to get to sit in that right seat! That would make those long drives back home a thing of the past. I refuse to fly there since it is somewhat expensive and I do not want to burn any of my AA miles as well on that short trip.
It is a shame to see the airport all RJ service now. If I remember correctly, the last mainline style aircraft in there was the B753 that Obama used during the campaign.
If you are ever in EVV again, a nice but eerie place to go is to the memorial on the UoE campus to the victims of the DC-3 crash.
Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2514 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
Evansville is a great town. Guys at the airprot are awesome too! The police and fire departments there on the field are full of great guys who are a blast to talk with. My wife and I stopped there to "spot" back in the winter and they were happy to let up strp out onto the ramp to shoot some pictures. Unfortunatly, there wasn't anything there besides a Indiana State Trooper helicopter. Eitherway, we had a great time. Evansville is close to my hometown so it's like a second home for me!!
Shame the place is as dead as it is now.
I have always thought that due to the runway config. there, it would be a fun place to spot large aircraft if you could ever make it up there to see one on that rare occasion.
Csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1785 times:
Even though I was alive when that crash happened, I do not remember it since I was a little one. However I remember the last crash there, the Kentucky ANG C-130 that crashed while on touch and go's and slammed into a hotel and restaurant. I was coming home from classes at The University Of Southern Indiana and remember seeing tons of emergency vehicles flying down the highway towards the airport. Didn't find out what really happened until I got home and turned on the TV.
Eghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
Quoting Csturdiv (Thread starter): EVV will need to reconfigure their runways, namely 4/22 because it intersects with 18/36. If they move 4/22 to the northeast so that the runways do not intersect and that there is enough space for the runoffs, it is going to mean that a local road will need to be reconfigured as well. And this has the locals in kind of an uproar.
If the FAA is so hot on making a small airport like EVV conform to their minimum standards, I wonder what they plan for the busy commercial airports that are not in compliance.
The requirement of 1000 feet clear zone at the end of each runway does not exist at SAN, BUR, LGA, MDW, DCA and probably others that I can not think of right now. All these airports have very busy operations with short runways and little margin for error.
Is the FAA planning to rebuild all these airports as well?