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Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:10 pm

Hey guys,

was poking around the Fairbanks Alaska FSDO website.

They have a neat service for pilots a set of pictures that have been taken of various airports in Alaska. These photos are for pilots to see the places they might be going into.

Anyway came up with this photo, and had to ask a question....



Where is the runway?

I know where they say it is, based on the markers.....but where is the runway?
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:19 pm

Before all the "experts" here start claiming how plainly obvious the runway location is, let me just say...good point...that's pretty damn funny. I can't imagine actually trying to identify that in flight.

Maybe the Fairbanks FSDO just assumes the locals will land wherever they damn well please.

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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:38 pm

Got another one for you



I see where they FAA says the runway is....not sure I belive them.
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:45 pm

Well obviously it isn't paved> If you look closely in the first picture you can see that the dirt is packed down where they have landed/taken off.
 
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:57 pm

The second one looks pretty treacherous, they should just use the highway instead. This happens on the Dempster Highway in the northern Yukon Territory in Canada, you're driving along and all of a sudden there's a sign warning you about planes landing on the highway. It also happens in Chicken, Alaska.
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:16 pm

Love the second picture, although I am somewhat concerned about a runway located next to a tavern. We have enough problems with drinking and driving. Oh well, that's Alaska for you  Smile

On another note, the description of this runway cracks me up.

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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:31 pm

"Runway end is rough"?

I would think you´d have to scrap together your Cessna after landing on that one!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:46 pm

Not a bad one either..... workers, walkers, moose and birds on the runway.... plus the cracks!

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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:52 pm

McGrath is a big airport.

They just rebuilt it two years ago, to help acommodate tanker aircraft.
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:57 pm

The second shot had me thinking - why on earth is the windsock located right next to the tavern instead of next to runway  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:01 pm

To detect when the drunk pilots fart?  Big grin
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:39 pm


In each case, once you know that there is a runway there, you can pick it out. But if I had not been told, then I would have missed them all.

I think that in Duffy's Tavern that the road looks like a better bet.

Personally, I would give them all a miss. Look at the overshoot at Reeve.
 
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:16 pm

I think the answer for all those airfields is between the trees, snow banks, and/or rocks.
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:25 am

Can you spot the second runway in Talkeetna?  Smile
 
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Sat Nov 20, 2004 12:36 am

I know where it was  Laugh out loud
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:48 am

Haha this is funny stuff!

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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:09 pm

OK. I am going to have to clue the good folks in here.

See that one road that runs right through the middle of the town?

Starts right at the edge of the river.

That is it.

Don Sheldon did all of his flying from it.
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RE: Play Spot The Runway

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:39 pm

Yukimizake: Yes they do use parts of the Demster Highway for what they call "emergency landing strips" I think. From what I remember of our roadtip up there the summer before last, those strips seemed to have more potholes than the rest of the highway combined. The way we were bouncing around in our Explorer it's amazing people can land Cessnas there supposedly without loosing a gear...


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