asteriskceo From United States of America, joined May 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1782 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.'"
AADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1536 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.
greg3322 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1036 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.