About damn time! I honestly don't understand why people in the surrounding communities are upset about shifting more approaches over the harbor, instead of over residential neighborhoods. Now I live 2 miles from Hanscom Field (one of the alternative suggestions), and frankly, I'd love to see some commercial activity out of there (though I'm in the tiny minority on that one, I know). But Logan has needed another runway for way too long. One question though is why didn't they design this runway to be parallel to the 15/33s? Would it conflict with existing taxiways, buildings, or the harbor? Also, it is my understanding that this runway is only to be used for landings to the NW
, and takeoffs to the SE
(which don't happen frequently at all).
If you look at an overhead picture or map of Logan, there are small clues that it was originally conceived to have 3 sets of parallel runways, which would be the 4/22 (already exist), 15/33, and 9/27 sets. These "clues" are such things as what seems to be a 150 ft taxiway that lines up with where a runway would be - don't know how realistic it is though. May be my imagination.
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