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Which U.S. Airport Has The Longest Runway?  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11809 times:

Which U.S. airport has the longest runway?
(or other major airports around the world)

I was out spotting at JFK with some friends a couple of days ago.
I never realized JFK's runway 13/31 is 14752....
That's awfully long... isn't it?



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User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11765 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.


User currently offlineShaun3000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11756 times:

DFW's 17R is 13401' long and it, too, is an emergency alternate for the space shuttle. I think pretty much any US airport with a long enough runway is an alternate for the space shuttle.

User currently offlineWSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11748 times:

Orlando Int'l Airport (MCO) also has an alternate landing runway for the shuttle.

-WSRegal


User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3010 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11749 times:

Here's a real shuttle alternative...Amarillo, TX.

13502 x 300 ft. / 4115 x 91 m

Not the longest ever, but twice as wide!!



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11742 times:

Yes, JFK is the longest, followed closely by Las Vegas. It will soon be Denver though as they are paving a 16,000ft long runway.

There are also more than a few military runways that are 15,000ft long, some of them 300ft wide.


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

Actually, some of the military runways are 400' wide. Some are painted 200' in the middle but 100' on each side...not bad overrun  Smile

Edwards AFB, with Rogers dry lake, certainly has the longest usable runway at something like 35,000' long and while people try and track the 'lines' it's easily 4 or 5000' wide.

Steve


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11680 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.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

http://airnav.com/airport/07MT
http://www.boeing.com/assocproducts/techsvcs/boeingtech/bts_flita.html

regards,
Serge


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11641 times:

The NASA shuttle landing facility in Florida has a 15,000*300 ft long rwy with a 1000 ft overrun on each side.

Has anyone here ever been to Area 51 "Groom Lake"? They are supposed to have a very long paved rwy. But I doubt that civilian aircraft are allowed to land there. Big grin


User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11603 times:

Stewart Airport (used to be Stewart Air Force Base) in upstate New York also has a very long runway......

JH


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11517 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.

DIA



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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11469 times:

I was going to say ORD's 32L but I think I will keep my mouth shut.

http://www.airnav.com/airports/KORD




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User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11454 times:

Las Vegas-McCarren's runway 7L/25R is 14,510 feet long by 150 feet wide. Not the longest, but pretty long!

-GD727



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User currently onlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11425 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
for those...



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