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User currently offlineIncubus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Just seen this pic of BHX, strange that I've been in and out of there over 20 times and never noticed those undulations. Are there any other airports with wildly not-flat runways?


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

I think very few runways are perfectly flat, at least that I've seen. The runway in Geneva is numped in the middle, so that standing at the end of the runway, the departing aircraft will actually disappear over the horizon, before you see it again after liftoff.

In Zurich, the main takeoff runway is just the reverse - lower in the middle.

Charles


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Luton is really strange! I don't know if the runway is uneven or not, but from the runway to the terminal / parking position, it really goes downhill!

User currently offlineLUFC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

LBA runway starts off on a hill goes into a dip and then flattens out. It's obviously not a problem as both Concorde and 747s have visited the airport.
I once watched a DC10 take off in front of the plane I was in at Manchester's main runway and it disappeared from sight before reappearing after take off.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Newcastle is WAY uneven


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User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

One of the runways at Cleveland has a hump in the middle of the runway. I forget wich one Redn'Gold would know.
Cuyohaga County airport's runway slopes uphill.



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User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1757 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

here's a recent pic showing CLT's uneven runways...

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and here's one of my airport...5/23 is on a hill so the ends slope down...that's why you can't see all the way down it..
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User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

You guys should see Courcheval!! Sorry but I cannot get a pic but if you look for it you will be amazed!!!

User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

McChord AFB, I have noticed, also has a depression towards the middle of 16/34... never really saw that until about a week ago.

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Some of the runways in DEN are uneven too.


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User currently offlineDl727-200adv From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

At least two of the runways at ATL are uneven with the middle part of the runway being a bit of a valley. I believe that it is desirable for some unevenness in a runway, as water will not tend to pool or stand on a sloped runway the way it would on a perfectly flat runway.

DL727-200adv


User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Saarbrücken (SCN), Germany, has a quite uneven runway...


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User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Is Courcheval the strip on the side of a mountain? If so I know what you mean about the slope! Nerves of steel needed to land their.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

isn't one of Hartsfield four runways also not flat. but tell ya way, HKT's runways is way uneven. also the tower is on the hill very close to the airport. btw, fyi: HKT=Phuket, Thailand international airport

User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

You ought to try Corfu or Heraklion in the Greek Islands - well bumpy - just like Greek roads!

User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Here's a picture from Courchevel:


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Regards
Alexander


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Carlisle Airport (CAX) also has a very short and very uneven runway.


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User currently offlineServisair From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Manchester Rny 24R starts on a slight slope uphill and the flattens out.

It can be quite interesting watching a fully laiden PIA 747 combi strugle up the hill the go shooting of into the distance once it reaches the top!



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