Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12453 times:
Bobcat: You from New York? I believe it is JFK's RWY 13L/31R. I heard that it is the only civil airport in the U.S. that is used as an alternate when landing a space shuttle because of that runway. It's so long that they sometimes only use 12,000 feet of it for Southeastern departures while using the 4/22's for other traffic.
However, I think DIA is paving a 16,000ft runway pretty soon.
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12368 times:
Its not the longest, but should be mentioned since an emergency landing would be real easy because of lack of traffic.
Glasgow Industrial Airport (07MT) has a 13500 x 300 ft. runway with 1,000 feet overruns on both ends. Its basically not being used right now and is in the middle of nowhere in Montana. It used to be used for Boeing flight testing, I remember when I lived nearby, 777s used to fly over on approach.
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12205 times:
DIA's runway fast facts:
Denver International Airport has five runways - three north/south and two east/west runways, and has room for a total of 12 runways.
Each runway is 12,000 feet (3,640 meters) long and 150 feet (46 meters) wide.
A sixth runway is under construction and is scheduled to be completed in 2003. It will be 16,000 feet (4,853 meters) long.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12113 times:
What about the reef runway at HNL?, I thought that was close to 15,000ft
long as well. That is also an alternative landing strip for the Shuttle if
needed. White Sands Air Base in New Mexico has also been used for
Shuttle flights. Maybe some of you data hounds can find the lengths