Bio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7 Posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
I saw a post weeks ago about a crooked runway, and nobody payed much attention. That seems a big deal to me! Why is a two-segment runway even permitted? Even if it is just for light aircraft, the runway should be straightened.
Are there any considerations for a pilot to take when landing on such a runway? And is there any sort of authority that can generate a safety issue about this to reconstruct the runway?
Monocleman From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
I don't know about any airport in Denmark, but I discovered an airport called Yankee Creek 2, in Alaska, that has a continually crooked runway - I think it has 5 segments that are each about 600' long. I am trying to find pictures of it, if anyone can contribute please do so.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
It doesn't. That would have been numbers at the tresholds.
Adding up the directions gives a total of 340 degrees. Normal deviations would lead to 350 at most (5 degrees of on each end), so there looks to be a bend in it somewhere.
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
I wonder how pilots takeoff from this crooked runway. I guess they would try to find a straight line, instead of staying in the middle of the runway, and having to make a turn somewhere. However, if this airfield is used by small planes, I think these small planes should be able to turn during their takeoff roll without too much problems, or am I wrong?