Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2191 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.
LUFC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2167 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.
Dl727-200adv From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2066 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.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1967 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