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Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 2:21 am

what is the longest and the widest runway in US?
Also on other continents?
 
dash80
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 2:33 am

Rogers Dry Lake is within the boundaries of Edwards Air Force Base in California, approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Rogers Dry Lake is part of the Antelope Valley region of the Mojave Desert and is bounded by the Soledad Mountains, the Sierra Pelona ranges of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Long Buttes, and the Tehachapi Mountains. The lake forms the lowpoint of the Antelope Valley which ranges in altitude from 2,300 to 3,000 feet above sea level.

Rogers Dry Lake is sixty-five miles square and shaped roughly like a lopsided figure-8, 12 1/2 miles long and 5 miles wide. It is a pluvial lake that was formed during the late Pleistocene Era about 2.5-million years ago. The lake is naturally flat and its surface is unusually hard and can support up to 250 pounds per square inch of pressure enabling even the heaviest aircraft to land and take off from the lake bed. The lake is dry for most of the year except for brief occasions when rainfall fills the lake bottom to a depth of a few inches.

Rogers Dry Lake has 60 miles of marked and maintained runways which are 300 feet wide. Its broad expanse of hardened clay surface forms the largest natural landing field in the world.

 
Mirabilis
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 2:33 am

The longest US runway I'm aware of is JFK's runway 13R/31L, which is reported to be 14572' x 150'

Is there anything longer in the USA?
 
schreiner
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 2:42 am

Edwards AFB. And Nellis.
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firstclasser
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 3:23 am

if you mean commercial, its jfk





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777D
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 4:04 am

Area 51........

longest runway.....I believe......
 
jmacias34
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 4:29 am

When construction is overm won't Denver have the longest runway? 16,000 ft at length?
 
Staffan
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:18 am

Isn't there a long one where they land the shuttles?
 
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:23 am

Hello MCFLY!

It was already stated that Edwards was the longest. That is where they land the shuttle.
 
Tom in NO
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:30 am

The widest commercial airport runway could be runway 4/22 at Amarillo, TX. It is 300' wide. MCO also has a 300' wide runway (they used to be SAC bases where B-52's were based). MCO's runway is marked and lit though as a 150' or 200' runway. I believe AMA is still marked as a 300' wide runway.

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jabpilot
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:33 am

The longest Concrete runway I know of in the U.S. is Vandenberg AFB near Lompoc, CA.

Runway 12/30 Dimensions: 15000 x 200 ft./4572 x 61 meters.

Jeff

 
fanofjets
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sun Oct 28, 2001 12:13 pm

The main runway in Manston, Kent, is quite wide, but I don't know if it is the widest. Manston, by the way, is where many first-generation jetliners are overhauled.
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Staffan
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sun Oct 28, 2001 12:20 pm

Boeing757fan, sorry, but doesn't my post clearly show that I didn't know where they land the shuttles??
 
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RE: Longest/widest Runway?

Sun Oct 28, 2001 12:31 pm

The shuttle also lands frequently in Florida at the Kennedy Space Center. The runway there is about 3 miles in length I believe.