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LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study  
User currently offlineasteriskceo From United States of America, joined May 2004, 454 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1760 times:

"The Long Beach Airport (LGB) is launching an extensive, $1.1 million, two-year airfield geometry study in March to start analyzing the safety, operational and financial benefits of reconfiguring the 1940s-era Daugherty Field and airport property, in conjunction with forming a 'strategic plan.'"


http://lbbusinessjournal.com/long-be...reconfiguring-daugherty-field.html

What would be the real applications of this study? All I can really see being done is the official closure of the north/south runways. $1.1 million to analyze that?

Would love to hear some opinions and predictions on this. Thanks!

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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3369 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

I hope there plan includes getting rid of the NIMBYs and the stooopid 44(?) flight rule.


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User currently offlineasteriskceo From United States of America, joined May 2004, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 1):
I hope there plan includes getting rid of the NIMBYs and the stooopid 44(?) flight rule.

LOL! Not likely.  

The article cites that the FAA paid for study will evaluate the airfield geometry. I don't understanding what that means and what it will translate to.

2 years and $1.1 million dollars to give a name to the airport's shape? Anyone?


User currently offlinemercure1 From French Polynesia, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 1260 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Look for the rarely used, and barely maintained stubby 16-34L/R's to be formally withdrawn from use.

User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2061 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Quoting asteriskceo (Thread starter):
What would be the real applications of this study? All I can really see being done is the official closure of the north/south runways. $1.1 million to analyze that?

The closure of a couple of runways would save money and allow more development around the airport. More buildings could be constructed along the north and south sides of the facility.

The cost of the report was 95% paid by the FAA and a good chuck of which probably went to LGB staff. It seems kind of high but not outrageous for that kind of study.


User currently offlineasteriskceo From United States of America, joined May 2004, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

IIRC, 16L/34R has been used for RON stands. Anyone know if this is still the case?

User currently offlineICEBIRD757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Quoting asteriskceo (Reply 5):
IIRC, 16L/34R has been used for RON stands. Anyone know if this is still the case?

It has been used for parking aircraft for a couple of hours but not overnight. Only 1 time do I remember an aircraft parking overnight on 16L.

Stephen



LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
User currently offlinegreg3322 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

Quoting ICEBIRD757 (Reply 6):
It has been used for parking aircraft for a couple of hours but not overnight. Only 1 time do I remember an aircraft parking overnight on 16L.

16R/34L was used for the AOPA conventions for the aircraft displays. I've only landed on 16R a couple of times, never 16L or 34L/R. Must keep an eye out for the wind!

Quoting AADC10 (Reply 4):
The closure of a couple of runways would save money and allow more development around the airport. More buildings could be constructed along the north and south sides of the facility.

I think this is the real reason. The old Douglas factory land between Carson and the north airport boundry would be desirable to build houses, but not with two runway extended centerlines through the property.

Greg


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