Matt D
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Longer Runway......

Tue Dec 28, 1999 6:42 am

I am involved with another debate with one of my friends. Which of the following airports has the longest runways?
I always thought that the longest were (in this order):
1. Ontario, CA (it is VERY long)
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. New York, JFK
Cab anyone confirm or refute this?

 
BC-12D
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RE: Longer Runway......

Tue Dec 28, 1999 6:52 am

According to www.airnav.com:

ONT - 8L/26R = 12,220 ft
LAX - 7L/25R = 12,091 ft
JFK - 13R/31L = 14,572 ft

Looks like JFK wins.
 
flyf15
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RE: Longer Runway......

Tue Dec 28, 1999 6:53 am

Its actually this order:

1. JFK (14572ft)
2. ONT (12200ft)
3. LAX (12091ft)
 
Matt D
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RE: Longer Runway......

Tue Dec 28, 1999 7:17 am

Well, I was sort of right. ONT DOES have the longest rwy in CA.
 
Kohflot
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RE: Longer Runway......

Tue Dec 28, 1999 8:10 am

I'm not sure that ONT is even 2nd.. Airnav shows AMA's (Amarillo, TX) 04/22 at 13,502ft and DFW's 17R/35L at 13,401 ft. I'm sure there are others in the 13K ft. range out there too...
Ask why..
 
flyf15
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RE: Longer Runway......

Tue Dec 28, 1999 8:31 am

If you want to count military also, there are several Air Bases in California with runways longer than 12200ft. The longest paved being 4/22 at Edwards AFB, 14994ft long. (Edwards also has many extremely long dirt runways, one measuring 7 miles in length!)
 
OPNLguy
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LAS 25R

Tue Dec 28, 1999 10:05 am

25R at LAS has been extended, to 14,000+ feet.. (Exact number escapes me...)
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