mtrpls
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WORLD'S Longest Runway

Wed Apr 04, 2001 9:02 am

Does anyone know where the world's current longest runway is? I heard a while back that it was a 15,000 footer at Edwards Air Force Base, but I'm not sure.

Denver (KDEN) is in the process of building a 16,000 foot long runway, so will this become the world's longest?

Can anyone help me verify this?
 
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World Longest Runway...

Wed Apr 04, 2001 9:07 am

I never heard anything else about it, but supposedly, the U.S. goverment has base some where with a 36,000ft runway. I remember hearing that 2 Space Shuttles could land on opposite ends and come to a complete stop w/o coming close to each other. Like I said, I heard this...
 
IFlyADesk
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RE: World Longest Runway...

Wed Apr 04, 2001 9:28 am

Runway 04/22 at KEDW is in fact 14,994 feet in length. This is a concrete runway. The (much) longer runway you mention is actually ON Rogers Dry Lake.

The primary Shuttle landing runway is 15/33 designated as X68 - NASA SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY AIRPORT in Titusville FL, at 15,000 feet in length.
 
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RE: World Longest Runway...

Wed Apr 04, 2001 9:35 am

Groom lake test facility in Nevada supposedly has the longest runway in the world.
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RE: WORLD'S Longest Runway

Wed Apr 04, 2001 9:50 am

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/302045/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/322769/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/357957/

and probably lots more where those came from.

I haven't sifted through all of these, but I'm guessing Upington, assuming we're talking about paved runways and not lakebeds.
 
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RE: World Longest Runway...

Wed Apr 04, 2001 10:39 am

"Groom Lake" and "supposedly". Lotsa facts there!
 
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What About Canada's Longest?

Wed Apr 04, 2001 10:44 am

What about Canada??? I know that North Bay has a very long rwy. I think that Boeing does some cold weather testing up there.

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RE: What About Canada's Longest?

Wed Apr 04, 2001 10:48 am

I know that YYC (calgary) has the longest CIVIL aviation runway in Canada
at about 13,000 Feet
 
Critter_592
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RE: WORLD'S Longest Runway

Wed Apr 04, 2001 10:59 am

Didn't anyone forget Kennedy's 14,572 footer did they? 31L/13R
 
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RE: WORLD'S Longest Runway

Wed Apr 04, 2001 10:59 am

Austin - Bergstrom (AUS)
17-R/35L 12251 x 150 ft. / 3734 x 46 m
This was the original air force runway.

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RE: What About Canada's Longest?

Wed Apr 04, 2001 11:02 am

As far as commercial airports in the US, my best guess would be JFK's 13R/31L at 14,572.
 
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RE: WORLD'S Longest Runway

Wed Apr 04, 2001 1:41 pm

Edwards is about 15 paved and thenm another like 10-15 unpaved but groomed I think. so you could call it like 20-25K ft.
 
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RE: WORLD'S Longest Runway

Wed Apr 04, 2001 1:47 pm

I think CFB Namao, just on the north end of Edmonton has at least one runway over 14,000 ft in length - and has been desingnated as a potential emergency landing site for the US Space Shuttle. If that is true, then it may be the longest runway in Canada.
 
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RE: WORLD'S Longest Runway

Fri Apr 06, 2001 3:19 pm

Runway 17\35 at Edwards - the main lakebed runway - is 39,600 Feet long. Thats gotta be some plane that needs that length to take off.

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