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Is There Really A Runway 29 At SFO?  
User currently offlineLemmy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Looking at this picture of SFO, I noticed what looks like a temporary (and very narrow!) runway 29 to the right of 28R. I couldn't find anything on the airport diagram. What is this for? Is it still there?

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=sfo&ll...70&spn=0.010922,0.015128&t=k&hl=en


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6708 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

Well sure nuff. I'll bet that hasn't appeared on the airport diagram in the past, either, but can't be sure. I sure don't remember ever hearing anybody cleared to take off from runway 29.

It's not on the Terraserver pic, which is dated Feb 2004.

[Edited 2005-04-08 00:46:05]

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

It may have been a STOL runway... IAH use to have a taxiway east of 15R-33L designated as one for Twin Otters and other STOL aircraft. Since these aircraft have sort of fallen out of use, so have the runways...

Any idea how old the SFO photo on Google is?


User currently offlineTheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

If you look at the other end of that runway 29, there is a 747 about to take off from it.

Could be taxiying, but be cooler to think it was trying a take off.



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User currently offlineBrodieBrazil From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

I saw that too earlier this week.

I am told by some knowledgable people that 29 was a used by smaller jets while one of the 28's was getting re-paved or something. obviously no approches for that strip except the visual.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6708 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

"Any idea how old the SFO photo on Google is?"

Comparing it with the Terraserver view of Millbrae, less than a mile south of SFO, I'm guessing the Google pic is older.


User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

I looked up my house, which is not too far south of SFO, and the pic looks to be at least 2 or 3 years old. My house isn't even that color anymore.

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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

Comparing it to the picture of ONT at the time, this is late 2002. The taxiway realignment is in it's early stages.


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User currently offlineCWAFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 13 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

29 was a temporary runway on taxiway Charlie, west of 28R. It was used
during day VMC for turboprop arrivals only.


User currently offlineLemmy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Thanks CWAFlyer! Sheesh, I was getting disappointed that nobody seemed to know anything about it.

When was this, and why did they need another runway? Construction on one of the 28's?



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