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User currently offlineN766ua From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8265 posts, RR: 23
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 1550 times:

Is there a specific reason for the number of bars on a runways end? I've seen anywhere from 6-12 bars (3 on each side or 6 on each side) at major airports and only 4 at smaller ones. I'm sure there's a reason but could someone fill me in? (And I'm not talking about the bars farther down the runway)


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User currently offlineTzMSP From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 137 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 1531 times:

The number of bars at the end of runways tell a pilot how wide the runways are. I'm sure someone who flies bigger birds that I do (I can't remember because my Cessna 152 would fit on any runway, heh...) can tell you exactly what they mean in terms of how many bars = how many feet, etc.

Hope that helps somewhat...

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy tzMSP


User currently offlineN766ua From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8265 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 1493 times:

Thx tz. I'm in the same situation as you that's why I ask  Smile.


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User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Hi Jason!

2-3-3-h in the AIM:
Runway Width
Number of Stripes

60 feet (18 m)
4

75 feet (23 m)
6

100 feet (30 m)
8

150 feet (45 m)
12

200 feet (60 m)
16

joe


User currently offlineN766ua From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8265 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Thank you much, joe.


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

But apparently there are exceptions. SFO's 200-ft wide runways have ten piano keys. Can anybody find a pic of a US runway with 16?

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