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Major Airports With Land And Water Runways  
User currently offlineHaYnFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 150 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16447 times:

Got to thinking today, is HNL the only major airport with both traditional land runways and active water runways. Most airports are near the water but how many have runways for seaplanes (i.e., same tower controls both land and water runways)?


http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/PHNL/runway/04W/22W

In the case of HNL, there is only one "airline" (with just one aircraft) using the water runway.


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10237 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16448 times:
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Juneau has one:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/PAJN

I'd have to imagine that several airports on the Alaskan coast (or on lakes) have water runways.

Can't think of any others offhand.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1924 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16438 times:
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Apparently LGA has one too. C'mon somebody had to say it.


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15809 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16435 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 2):
Apparently LGA has one too. C'mon somebody had to say it.

Wasn't that where PanAm's flying boats operated from? On a related note, SFO used to be the base for the Clippers and wasn't used much domestically until the Air Corps took over OAK.



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User currently offlineCFMTurboFan From Canada, joined May 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16418 times:

YVR has a water runway in addition to the two main runways.

User currently offlineHaYnFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16397 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 3):
Wasn't that where PanAm's flying boats operated from?

Yes, I think you are correct. What is now the south/freight/GA ramp was once the main terminal.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16322 times:

Also, don't forget ANC, which has a waterway as well...

Also, in Flight Sim 2004, it's no problem to land the Caravan on floats on the Columbia River and then taxi onto the threshhold of Runway 10L at PDX...  Wink Don't know if they'd let you do that in reality, the landing area would be in the surface area of the PDX Class C airspace.



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10237 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16300 times:
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Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6):
Also, don't forget ANC, which has a waterway as well...

You know, that was the first airport that I checked, but it didn't show one on Airnav:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/PANC

Am I missing it? Or is Airnav missing it?



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 16259 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 7):
You know, that was the first airport that I checked, but it didn't show one on Airnav:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/PANC

Am I missing it? Or is Airnav missing it?

Try:

http://www.airnav.com/airport/PALH

The LHD sea plane base is coincidental with the center of the PANC class C...  Wink



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6838 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 16204 times:

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User currently offlineKleinsim From Qatar, joined Jan 2007, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 16187 times:

FAI (Fairbanks) also has a parallel water runway next to its paved runway.

User currently offlineBE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 16146 times:

ANC should qualify, although it seems to me the lake has it's own airspace, so maybe the main tower is not involved?
YTZ (Toronto Island / City Centre)
YYJ (Victoria / Patricia Bay - not the downtown float base)

CXH (Vancouver Harbour) is the reverse to the norm...a towered seaplane aerodrome (if you ignore the helicopters of course)

Not sure if the YZF tower handles the float base as well, as they are a few miles apart. Seems to me there is at least an advisory service provided though.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 16138 times:
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Quoting KELPkid (Reply 8):

http://www.airnav.com/airport/PALH

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Runway Information
Runway E/W
Dimensions: 4540 x 188 ft. / 1384 x 57 m
Surface: water
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Runway edge lights? In the water? Really?

2H4



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16128 times:



Quoting BE77 (Reply 11):
ANC should qualify, although it seems to me the lake has it's own airspace, so maybe the main tower is not involved?

From the Airnav.com PALH entry:

Quote:

Seaplane Base Communications
CTAF: 126.8
ATIS: 125.6
WX ASOS: PHONE 907-245-1618
LAKE HOOD TOWER: 126.8
ANCHORAGE APPROACH: 119.1
ANCHORAGE DEPARTURE: 119.1
CLASS C: 119.1
WX ASOS at MRI (4 nm NE): PHONE 907-272-0542
WX AWOS-3 at FRN (10 nm NE): 118.525 (907-384-0132)
WX AWOS-3 at BCV (19 nm NE): 135.55

ATCT ALSO SERVES LAKE HOOD STRIP AIRPORT.





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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16126 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 12):
Runway edge lights? In the water? Really?

2H4

Not sure, maybe one of our friends up in the great state of Alaska (who's been there, done that) can enlighten us  Smile Maybe they string out runway lights (and waterproof electrical wiring) on pool floaties  Wink



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2599 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 16066 times:



Quoting HaYnFlyer (Reply 5):
Yes, I think you are correct. What is now the south/freight/GA ramp was once the main terminal

I always thought the Clippers used the current DL Shuttle location. I kind of guessed that from the name on the building, The Marine Air Terminal.


User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2390 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 16021 times:
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