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Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:58 am

How does BKK airport authority allow this golf course to run in the middle of their airport? There are some extremely close pictures from aircraft of the greens on the golf course. Doesn't this create some sort of a security concern? I mean, just imagine a rogue golf ball headed straight for a 777 engine!

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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:08 am

Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
How does BKK airport authority allow this golf course to run in the middle of their airport? There are some extremely close pictures from aircraft of the greens on the golf course.

This is one good photo you are talking about ... golfers can be seen in this picture
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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:16 am

Yeah, there are a few others as well. I'd think it'd be a real security concern. Are the golfers security checked at the clubhouse before they go to the course? And, how much of the course actually exists in the airport, in particular between runways. You can hit a golf ball damn far with a driver, and you can shoot a gun or a rocket propelled explosive even farther.

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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:22 am

Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic is the same situation, though much less traffic.
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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:32 am

The golf course belongs to the Thai Air Force. The golfers are all very high ranking military personnel, so security is not so much of a problem.
 
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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:23 pm

Some friends in my department have played the course in BKK.

The airport in Casa de Campo was relocated several years ago. The old airport is grassed over now. Used to be quite sporty, from what I'm told.TC
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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:30 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 2):
Yeah, there are a few others as well. I'd think it'd be a real security concern. Are the golfers security checked at the clubhouse before they go to the course? And, how much of the course actually exists in the airport, in particular between runways. You can hit a golf ball damn far with a driver, and you can shoot a gun or a rocket propelled explosive even farther.

At LAS there is a par 3 course with full sized driving range just across Sunset Road from 1R. To be specific, the driving range faces the same direction as the approach The aircraft can't be more than 100 feet in the air by the time they cross over the range. There's no security in place at this golf course, and a terrorist could very easily do the kind of damage you're describing.
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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:15 pm

Having landed there many times, the runways are well out of the range of most golfers. It would have to be a terrible slice or hook to get anywhere near the aircract..... As stated previously, the course is only open to the Thai Air Force officers and taxiway crossings are well controlled..
 
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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:52 pm

I believe that at one point in 1999, Qantas actually operated a service directly to the golf course  Smile
 
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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:02 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 2):
and you can shoot a gun or a rocket propelled explosive even farther.

Why must if always come back to guns and missiles and bombs?!

It's not helpful.
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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:14 pm

Isn't a military golf course?

Quoting Bakestar (Reply 9):
Why must if always come back to guns and missiles and bombs?!

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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:46 am

BKK is not the only airport with a military golf course in the middle of the airfield. The golf course in the middle right of the following picture is Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay Golf Course. You have to drive under Taxiway RB just to get to the course. You also got a couple of holes near the end of 4R. The course is open to civilians who have a military sponsor.


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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:59 pm

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 8):
I believe that at one point in 1999, Qantas actually operated a service directly to the golf course Smile

You mean this one? http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/qf1/photo.shtml

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RE: Golf Course At BKK

Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:21 pm

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 8):
I believe that at one point in 1999, Qantas actually operated a service directly to the golf course

Yeah word has it the captain missed his tee time and decided to make up for it by parking a fully laden 747-400 on what he thought was the practice tee. Turns out it was the 9th hole... how rude!


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