asteriskceo
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LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study

Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:00 pm

"The Long Beach Airport (LGB) is launching an extensive, $1.1 million, two-year airfield geometry study in March to start analyzing the safety, operational and financial benefits of reconfiguring the 1940s-era Daugherty Field and airport property, in conjunction with forming a 'strategic plan.'"


http://lbbusinessjournal.com/long-be...reconfiguring-daugherty-field.html

What would be the real applications of this study? All I can really see being done is the official closure of the north/south runways. $1.1 million to analyze that?

Would love to hear some opinions and predictions on this. Thanks!
 
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RE: LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study

Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:34 pm

I hope there plan includes getting rid of the NIMBYs and the stooopid 44(?) flight rule.
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asteriskceo
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RE: LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study

Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:50 pm

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 1):
I hope there plan includes getting rid of the NIMBYs and the stooopid 44(?) flight rule.

LOL! Not likely.  

The article cites that the FAA paid for study will evaluate the airfield geometry. I don't understanding what that means and what it will translate to.

2 years and $1.1 million dollars to give a name to the airport's shape? Anyone?
 
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RE: LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study

Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Look for the rarely used, and barely maintained stubby 16-34L/R's to be formally withdrawn from use.
 
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RE: LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study

Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:23 pm

Quoting asteriskceo (Thread starter):
What would be the real applications of this study? All I can really see being done is the official closure of the north/south runways. $1.1 million to analyze that?

The closure of a couple of runways would save money and allow more development around the airport. More buildings could be constructed along the north and south sides of the facility.

The cost of the report was 95% paid by the FAA and a good chuck of which probably went to LGB staff. It seems kind of high but not outrageous for that kind of study.
 
asteriskceo
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RE: LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study

Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:29 pm

IIRC, 16L/34R has been used for RON stands. Anyone know if this is still the case?
 
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RE: LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study

Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:53 pm

Quoting asteriskceo (Reply 5):
IIRC, 16L/34R has been used for RON stands. Anyone know if this is still the case?

It has been used for parking aircraft for a couple of hours but not overnight. Only 1 time do I remember an aircraft parking overnight on 16L.

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RE: LGB Airport Launches Reconfiguration Study

Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:48 pm

Quoting ICEBIRD757 (Reply 6):
It has been used for parking aircraft for a couple of hours but not overnight. Only 1 time do I remember an aircraft parking overnight on 16L.

16R/34L was used for the AOPA conventions for the aircraft displays. I've only landed on 16R a couple of times, never 16L or 34L/R. Must keep an eye out for the wind!

Quoting AADC10 (Reply 4):
The closure of a couple of runways would save money and allow more development around the airport. More buildings could be constructed along the north and south sides of the facility.

I think this is the real reason. The old Douglas factory land between Carson and the north airport boundry would be desirable to build houses, but not with two runway extended centerlines through the property.

Greg

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