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Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:00 am


Which airports have the longest runways?

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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:04 am

JFK has quite a long one.Isnt Andrews AFB the owner of the longest runway in the US?
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:24 am

I know Cuba has some long runways.

Havana (HAV) - 13,100 ft
Santiago De Cuba (SCU) - 13,100 ft

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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:27 am

Edwards Air Force Base - 15,000 ft
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:29 am

Dripstick - I think Edwards AFB is slightly longer than that (A book I read said 8 miles??).

I can't think of many off the top of my head, I know that JFK does have a couple of long runways, like Donder10 said...
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:31 am

JFK is the longest public one in the US at 14572ft, while there are a few military 15000 footers scattered around.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:34 am


(Just airports... I mean, not Air Force Bases)

And what about in Europe... and Asia, & Oz?
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:34 am

I may be wrong about Edwards. Here is where I got the figure from EGGD...

http://www.airnav.com/airport/EDW
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:44 am

Guiness Book of Records says its 11.92km (ie. 11920m long, which is something crazy like 35000ft).


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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:44 am

I will bet that the Kennedy Space Center runway is a very long one. Anyone have the dimensions?
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:48 am

KSC (Kennedy Space Centre) runway is 4,572m - or 15,000ft long.

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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:00 am


What about the 'regular' airports?
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:05 am

Isn't DEN in the process of building a 16,000 foot runway?

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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:18 am

The longest civilian runway in the world is in Upington, South Africa and is 16021ft long (if I remember correctly).

The figure for Edwards AFB includes marked and maintained dry lakebed as an extension of the 15000ft long paved portion of the runway.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:10 am

Dasa, yes, DEN is constructing a 16,000ft.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:17 am

JFK's Runway 31L/13R is 14572ft long

EGGD, Edwards has 15,000x300ft paved, and another 8,000 or so, dry lakebed.

If you wanna talk about short runways, John Wayne Orange-County in Los Angeles has a 5700 ft runway, and they fly 757's in there...  Smile
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:27 am

YYC has the longest runway in Canada. It's over 12000ft. They are proposing a parallel runway of the same distance.
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:33 am

Grant County Int (Moses lake, Wa.)

14L/32R 13,503ft
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 11:38 am

A long runway for a very small island in middle of nowhere must be IPC/SCIP Isla de Pascua. RWY is 10,827' long, all this for the only scheduled flight: Lan Chile 767 on the SCL-IPC-PPT route. The island is in fact a diversion airport for the space shuttle.
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Area 51

Sun Mar 10, 2002 12:28 pm

Area 51 has the longest runway ( I think in the world) but definitely in the USA. It is over 7 miles, and visible from space.

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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:37 pm

what about the runways at atlantic city international, it is a small commercial airport but major FAA testing facility, how long are their runways?
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:47 pm

Usairways85, I believe the one of the runways at ACY are 10,000+ feet long. They do have the FAA testing Facility but also they have an ANG F-16 fighter base out of there and I have seen KC-10s doing cycles of touch and gos out there. Look for commercial service to expand from there in the next few years.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:53 pm

cool, i often ride by ACY and see C-5A's and other military transports, as well as the F-16's. however i have also seen a usairways 330 probably testing there before it went into service and also i thought i saw a 747 parked there but i couldnt tell, almost looked like a 747-100 or a 747SP. yes it should be interesting to see new commericial flts there
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:10 pm

The new Incheon International in Korea are pretty long.
13,123ft. Exactly 4.000001km.
YYCs the lognest runway in Canada thats for sure.
Its 12 675ft or 3.8k.  Smile

IM impressed with St, Maarthen thou, its runway is like 7000 foot and it gets 747s,A330s, and 757s..

I think Scipol has a long one as well. Kandahar airport used to be quite a length but its been split into 3-4 sections.
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:40 pm

In the United States I think LAS has the longest comercial runway followed by JFK, both are over 14,000 feet I believe. I might have mixed them up.

DEN I think is constructing a 16,000X3000 foot runway?
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:48 pm

Yes, Vegas is 14,510ft.


What is Denver planning for with a 16,000 footer?
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:11 pm

Denver International claims they need the 16000ft runway for nonstops with very heavily laden jumbos during hot summer days (where density altitude can top 9000 feet).

Although it is a valid arguement, I've looked at takeoff performance charts for the 747-400 and 777-200...the extra runway length (over the current 12000ft runways) doesn't actually make for that much of a payload increase. I don't remember the exact numbers, but it was pretty insignificant, something like a couple hundred more nautical miles of range.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:17 pm

Don't forget, that the 16,000ft. runway is being built for the distant future in mind.

They're planning ahead for the Super Jumbos (such as the A380).

Also, I heard that non-stop flights to Asia from Denver are currently not possible on a 777 or 747. Once the 16,000ft. runway is complete, non-stop routes to NRT and HKG will be possible.

And no Afitch7881, the runway will not be 3000 feet wide. Smile I'm guessing that was a typing error and you meant 300 feet?

Anyways, it will be 16000x200.

Anyone have any idea when it is scheduled to be completed? I haven't really heard anything....

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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:38 pm

Salina, KS (SLN) has a 13,300 ft. runway.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:32 pm

Ya, the 3000 I put was a typo, I ment 300 but now that I think of it I really ment 200 on top of that. Normal is width is 150 and now I remember seeing DEN at x200 width, Isnt all of DEN runways 200 feet wide now?


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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 3:38 am

Afitch7881,

No all of Denver's runways are 150 feet wide.

The 16,000 footer will be the only 200 foot wide one.

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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 3:43 am

Bahrain's RWY 12/30 is 4,023 metres long. Of all the Middle East, only Doha International is longer (4,300 odd).
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:48 am

Mataveri International Airport in Easter Island (Pacific, Chile) has a longest runway prepared to receive the Space Shuttle.
In Easter Island operates Boeing 707 of the Chilean Air Force and Boeing 767-300ER of Lan Chile but soon will receive the Airbus A340-300.

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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:54 am

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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:28 am

Colorado Springs CO has a couple of long runways....one is close to 13,000 I believe and the other is a little over 13,000...
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:32 am

Amarillo has a runway that is 13,502 feet in length.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:00 am

Singapore Changi Airport:

Runway 02L/20R

13 123 ft X 100 ft or 4000 meters by 30 meters

Runway 02R/20L

13 123 ft X 100 ft or 4000 meters by 30 meters

There is a road running parallel to 2R/20L and I've been on it many times. Using the car odometer, it goes straight for exactly 4 km!

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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:53 am

I believe Sydney Australia's 34L is 14850 feet long, again for the Space Shuttle. Anything longer is for "Hot & High" take-off requirements.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:40 pm

The runway at Luxembourg Findel is 4000m long which I think is about the longest civilian runway in Europe.
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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:51 pm


I think it's the runways of Andrews Air Base in Arizona.
 
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RE: Longest Runways?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:58 pm

In another discussion I have seen something about a Runway near Madrid/Spain. Whats about this again...?
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RE: Longest Runways?

Tue Mar 12, 2002 12:51 am


Correction to my last post :
Andrews Air Base is in California or Nevada and not Arizona !

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