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Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Mon Aug 19, 2002 11:13 pm

Does this just look worse than it actually is? Looks like something dirtbikes would ride on not airplanes.

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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Mon Aug 19, 2002 11:37 pm

Always put your hands up in the air when you're rolling out...  Smile
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jettrader
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Mon Aug 19, 2002 11:39 pm


My thoughts exactly  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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Shawn Patrick
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 2:39 am

It's incredibly difficult/expensive to get a 1-2 mile stretch of land to be even remotely level, especially in places with "difficult" terrain. At least it makes for a fun takeoff/landing!
 
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 2:48 am

I just knew from the title that EGBB would be the airport being talked about.
However, I have used that airport many times, and the runway is just like any other from inside the plane.
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 3:03 am

See my comment for that shot...

Someone is after hits Big grin

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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 4:42 am

Avalon (Catalina Island, CA)is said to have a mean slope on it's runway. If I remember correctly, tons and tons of rocks had to be dumped to fill a space between two hills. Anyway, I dont get why construction attempts weren't made at Birmingham to get the runway more "airplane friendly."
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 4:42 am


Not really Ben.

I reproduce that comment here...

"Lined up ready to depart runway 33...or should that be roller-coaster 33...?"  Wink/being sarcastic

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LGW
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 5:14 am

Dean, just a joke

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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 5:21 am

If anyone here can show me a runway that is even remotely flat, I'll, er... ... You get the point!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 5:50 am


...no worries Ben  Big thumbs up

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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:18 am

There is a downhill (or uphill depending on which way you depart) runway at STL, kinda wild!
 
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 7:07 am



I think it that it looks a bit more extreme than it actually is because of the lens etc. used....
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 8:01 am

It is as bad as it looks in real life, but from a plane its no different than a "normal" runway.  Big grin
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 9:12 am

SHAMROCK, I watched a Space shuttle program on TLC or Discovery and they stated how the runway at Kennedy Space station is the most level runway in the world and only elevation change is due to the curvature of Earth. Though I'd share with anyone interested in your little "challenge."  Smile
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 9:43 am

That totally normal, there are a lot of Runways that do that.

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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:14 pm

SHAMROCK.... a shameless plug for one of my shots... it shows a fairly level runway... but what can you compare it with? the UN-level hills???

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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Wed Aug 21, 2002 1:10 am

well... my runway is worse!! Unfortunetely, I can't get a viewpoint that is as good as that, only one straight down which don't look pretty spectacular. This is relatively even!!  Smile
 
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RE: Runway Or Rollercoaster?

Wed Aug 21, 2002 10:25 am

That's a great shot there, David! And also a nearly dead-flat runway. I think I'll have to eat my words! hehe  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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