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What's The Latest On The Runway Extension @ Aspen?  
User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

I think the plan is to extend the runway from 7000ft to 10000ft, correct?

The airport's altitude is 7800ft, I wonder if the G-550s or/and Glogal Express will be able to reach Europe non-stop from there once the ruwnay is extended? is that the idea behind the runway extension?

long runway, but high altitude, hum

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25419 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Awaiting final Federal funding. (does not help that the US Govt does not have a official budget this year)

However airport authority and FAA are moving ahead with preparatory work in anticipation funds coming through.

Recent article
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20...319880/1077&ParentProfile=1058



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User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

cool, good article, thanks LAXintl...

User currently offlinewingnutmn From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

A longer runway still won't help single engine climb performance to escape the valley in an emergency. So if this runway extension is just for the rich to get in and out to further destinations, I would chalk this up to a waste of money! I am pretty sure that any airplane that can operate in Aspen, already does. Is it really that much of an inconvenience to fly to Denver, or Grand Junction?

Wingnut



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1784 times:

Quoting wingnutmn (Reply 3):
Is it really that much of an inconvenience to fly to Denver, or Grand Junction?

I think EGE is the next closest and about an hour and a half, not too bad alternative.

Politics and money aside, some questions on the logistics:

Are the extending both ends or just the south end?

How are they dealing with Highway 82? Wasn't it just upgraded and widened itself? Will they relocate it east or put it under the runway? The grade drops off steeply to the river so I can't imagine how all of this is going to work without some serious grading.

It seems that when they are done, although they will have a lot more runway, you won't want to miss or runoff the runway on the south end as you will end up dropping down a huge ravine...


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1773 times:

Just looked at my USGS map and the Roaring Fork River is about 240' below the runway...it will be like an aircraft carrier...just a little longer  

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

Quoting netjetsintl (Thread starter):
I wonder if the G-550s or/and Glogal Express will be able to reach Europe non-stop from there once the ruwnay is extended?

Can they make it from DEN? ASE is just 110 nm farther away than DEN - so if they can make it from BJC, APA, or DEN - they could make it from ASE.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 6):
Can they make it from DEN? ASE is just 110 nm farther away than DEN - so if they can make it from BJC, APA, or DEN - they could make it from ASE.

I don't know if they can make it from DEN but I do know that ASE is about 2,400' higher than DEN, quite a difference there...


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21640 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Quoting wingnutmn (Reply 3):
A longer runway still won't help single engine climb performance to escape the valley in an emergency.

   ASE is murder on climb requirements if the weather is bad, and a longer runway isn't really going to help that. I'd bet that the reasoning behind the runway is to give OO a little extra leeway to work with when the winds are blowing from the south - having even a light tailwind on the current runway means massive weight restrictions.

Quoting United787 (Reply 4):
I think EGE is the next closest and about an hour and a half, not too bad alternative.

EGE has some nasty climb gradient requirements also. Best refuel stops are GJT going west and the Denver area going east.

-Mir



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