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Landing On A Crooked Runway

I saw a post weeks ago about a crooked runway, and nobody payed much attention. That seems a big deal to me! Why is a two-segment runway even permitted? Even if it is just for light aircraft, the runway should be straightened.

Are there any considerations for a pilot to take when landing on such a runway? And is there any sort of authority that can generate a safety issue about this to reconstruct the runway?

Here's the diagram:
http://www.wehid.com/steensgaard.jpg

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bio15
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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

I forgot to mention that the runway numbers are proper for a straight runway (08/26), why is that?

Monocleman
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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

I don't know about any airport in Denmark, but I discovered an airport called Yankee Creek 2, in Alaska, that has a continually crooked runway - I think it has 5 segments that are each about 600' long. I am trying to find pictures of it, if anyone can contribute please do so.

Will

rendezvous
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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

Well I certainly wouldn't like to try take-off from a crooked runway! Obviously it's permitted by authorities, as it exists, but what were they thinking?

Top Gun
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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

I think the diagram is trying to illistrate that runway isn't level. There seems to be a nice rise 2/3 down 08.

Just my two cents.

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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

It doesn't. That would have been numbers at the tresholds.
Adding up the directions gives a total of 340 degrees. Normal deviations would lead to 350 at most (5 degrees of on each end), so there looks to be a bend in it somewhere.
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Dufo
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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

I've also scanned some other interesing stuff from my airfield manuals. Enjoy

Jernej
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Mit
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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

The reason that a some airports exist with crooked runways is that the terrain and money available did not permit a straight one. Very simple.

Clearly the airports are safe, if not ideal. Otherwise you would hear about the rash of crashes.

I don't think such airports are built anymore for public use. Those already around were grandfathered in.

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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

I wonder how pilots takeoff from this crooked runway. I guess they would try to find a straight line, instead of staying in the middle of the runway, and having to make a turn somewhere. However, if this airfield is used by small planes, I think these small planes should be able to turn during their takeoff roll without too much problems, or am I wrong?

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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

it really doesn't matter at an airport like that that sees only a few flights per day with very very small planes and gliders.

Top Gun
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RE: Landing On A Crooked Runway

Jwenting:

I'm not following you when you add up the numbers
(080+260=340) what does that have to do with anything?

01(0)+19(0)=18(0)

Those are just the direction the runway is oriented
either T or M.

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