Mr.BA
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Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 9:18 am

Hi everyone,

Could anyone enlighten me on the shortest runway in the world with a localizer and glideslope?

Thanks

alvin
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 9:31 am

DCA.
 
yka
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 10:17 am

Both Cranbrook and CYMM have 6000' runways and a full ILS.
 
yka
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 10:17 am

And then theres SNA(John Wayne) with a 5700' runway.
 
Jason Seiple
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 10:19 am

Jacksonville Craig Airport (CRG) has an ILS on runway 32... it is 3998 feet long. I fly this approach all the time in real life.
 
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 1:16 pm

I thought it would be St. Thomas.
 
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 2:45 pm

Very interesting question, I wish I knew!
 
desertjets
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 4:05 pm

London City (LCY) is ~ 4000' long and sees daily commercial air traffic.
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 5:49 pm

I understand that there are some oil rigs that have ILS approches to their landing pads.
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:19 pm

USS Kitty Hawk?

SailorOrion
 
jettblasterp
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sat Nov 24, 2001 11:12 pm

Isn't PVC on Cape Cod one of the shortest runways in the country with an ILS? I know they had to get some sort of exception to have it as minimun runway for an ILS is like 5500 feet. Anyone know for sure?
 
pilotbryan
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sun Nov 25, 2001 1:18 am

With the possible exception of an aircraft carrier the runway needs to be at least a 1,000 ft long because that is where the glideslope antenna is located (1000 feet from the end of the runway). Also precision runway markings extend 3,000 feet down the runway, so now it seems that the shortest you could have would be 3,000 feet.
 
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RE: Shortest Runway With ILS

Sun Nov 25, 2001 1:31 am

London city. The runway is so short that many aircraft must spool up to full power before releasing brakes.
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