Jettblasterp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4315 times:
Isn't PVC on Cape Cod one of the shortest runways in the country with an ILS? I know they had to get some sort of exception to have it as minimun runway for an ILS is like 5500 feet. Anyone know for sure?
Pilotbryan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4295 times:
With the possible exception of an aircraft carrier the runway needs to be at least a 1,000 ft long because that is where the glideslope antenna is located (1000 feet from the end of the runway). Also precision runway markings extend 3,000 feet down the runway, so now it seems that the shortest you could have would be 3,000 feet.