fll2993
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Shortest International Airport Runway In The US

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:07 am

hey everone I was just wondering what the shortest international airport runway is in the usa. My gues is EYW. Thanks for posting!
 
bobnwa
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RE: Shortest International Airport Runway In The US

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:04 am

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 4):
One right next to where I live has a 6200' runway.

Any particular reason you are keeping the name a secret?
 
walter747
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RE: Shortest International Airport Runway In The US

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:22 am

PVD its only 7166' long. They operate an A310 to Ponta Delgada Weekly
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sccutler
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RE: Shortest International Airport Runway In The U

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:25 am

Presidio Lely International (Presidio, TX) has a 5,200' runway, but there are bound to be int'l airports with shorter strips...
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
walter747
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RE: Shortest International Airport Runway In The US

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:26 am

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 2):
Presidio Lely International (Presidio, TX) has a 5,200' runway, but there are bound to be int'l airports with shorter strips...

what flights?
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Boston92
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RE: Shortest International Airport Runway In The US

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:27 am

An International airport is just one where a customs agent works and commercial or private flights can land from other countries. One right next to where I live has a 6200' runway.
"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
 
JayinKitsap
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RE: Shortest International Airport Runway In The U

Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:07 am

Jefferson County International Airport still had a grass strip 20 years ago. It is a sprawling complex consisting of a small restaurant, a commercial air taxi service and a half dozen GA hangers. Parking is a real bargain - 7 days for $0.

It has a single 3,000 ft runway.

It is an international airport because customs is available and it is a port of entry.

http://www.portofpt.com/airport.htm
 
Boston92
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RE: Shortest International Airport Runway In The US

Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:59 am

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 5):
Any particular reason you are keeping the name a secret?

Yeah, actually, I did not want to start off some un needed arguements on how it is NOT an intl airport YET, where I know it will become one in the weeks to come and because I could not confirm its 6200 ft runway. It is Santa Maria, CA (SMX), by the way.
"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"