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User currently offlinePolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7634 times:

what is the longest and the widest runway in US?
Also on other continents?

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User currently offlineDash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7538 times:

Rogers Dry Lake is within the boundaries of Edwards Air Force Base in California, approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Rogers Dry Lake is part of the Antelope Valley region of the Mojave Desert and is bounded by the Soledad Mountains, the Sierra Pelona ranges of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Long Buttes, and the Tehachapi Mountains. The lake forms the lowpoint of the Antelope Valley which ranges in altitude from 2,300 to 3,000 feet above sea level.

Rogers Dry Lake is sixty-five miles square and shaped roughly like a lopsided figure-8, 12 1/2 miles long and 5 miles wide. It is a pluvial lake that was formed during the late Pleistocene Era about 2.5-million years ago. The lake is naturally flat and its surface is unusually hard and can support up to 250 pounds per square inch of pressure enabling even the heaviest aircraft to land and take off from the lake bed. The lake is dry for most of the year except for brief occasions when rainfall fills the lake bottom to a depth of a few inches.

Rogers Dry Lake has 60 miles of marked and maintained runways which are 300 feet wide. Its broad expanse of hardened clay surface forms the largest natural landing field in the world.



User currently offlineMirabilis From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 74 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7527 times:

The longest US runway I'm aware of is JFK's runway 13R/31L, which is reported to be 14572' x 150'

Is there anything longer in the USA?


User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7519 times:

Edwards AFB. And Nellis.


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User currently offlineFirstclasser From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7505 times:

if you mean commercial, its jfk





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User currently offline777d From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7484 times:

Area 51........

longest runway.....I believe......


User currently offlineJmacias34 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7471 times:

When construction is overm won't Denver have the longest runway? 16,000 ft at length?

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7426 times:

Isn't there a long one where they land the shuttles?

User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7416 times:

Hello MCFLY!

It was already stated that Edwards was the longest. That is where they land the shuttle.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7411 times:

The widest commercial airport runway could be runway 4/22 at Amarillo, TX. It is 300' wide. MCO also has a 300' wide runway (they used to be SAC bases where B-52's were based). MCO's runway is marked and lit though as a 150' or 200' runway. I believe AMA is still marked as a 300' wide runway.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7409 times:

The longest Concrete runway I know of in the U.S. is Vandenberg AFB near Lompoc, CA.

Runway 12/30 Dimensions: 15000 x 200 ft./4572 x 61 meters.

Jeff

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2002 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7359 times:

The main runway in Manston, Kent, is quite wide, but I don't know if it is the widest. Manston, by the way, is where many first-generation jetliners are overhauled.


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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

Boeing757fan, sorry, but doesn't my post clearly show that I didn't know where they land the shuttles??

User currently offlinePhlflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7347 times:

The shuttle also lands frequently in Florida at the Kennedy Space Center. The runway there is about 3 miles in length I believe.

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