Ifly....Are you talking about the new entrance and roads...?? That was done about 2 years ago as the people in Stroudwater area where getting tired of all the traffic..so you can't even get to the airport that way anymore. As for lengthening the runway...you really can't....at one end of the runway is Portland Sound and the fuel depot, and at the other end is I-295. As for diversions.... PSM
is just a few short air minutes down the coast along with a MUCH longer runway and BOS
just just a 'hop' further away. If I where headed home to Maine for the Holidays I'd find out, but we are swamped at work....so I'll be staying here in BNA
........Now maybe one of you local flyer's can help me.. Last Feb. when I flew home I noticed we did a different approach into PWM
then I have ever before. We where coming in from over the ocean and went past Portland headed toward Yarmouth before turning straight in...in the old days I'd always cut the corner and fly over the Portland Head Light and SMTC, then right down the harbor and over the ferry terminal. Did they change the approach for noise..???
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"