|Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):|
Remember the SAC days when squadrons of B52s etc were on constant alert, able to launch in just a few minutes? Multiple runways would have been very useful in that scenario.
|Quoting mechatnew (Reply 5):|
Many of the current USAF training bases, Sheppard, Vance, and Columbus, were former SAC bases. Also in mosy cases the current normal operations on the 3 parrallel runways are segregated by aircraft type. The T-6As use one, the T-1As use another and the T-38Cs use the longer of the runways.
|Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 1):|
In MITO (minimum interval take-off), what is limiting the number of aircraft to be launched? The runway capacity, or the taxiway capacity?
|Quoting moose135 (Reply 6):|
Normal MITO spacing was 12 seconds between similar aircraft (B-52 to B-52, KC-135 to KC-135) and 15 seconds behind a dissimilar aircraft. Most bases only had a portion of their aircraft on Alert at any one time, so getting them all airborne in a short time wasn't a problem with one runway.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 7):|
There could be as many as 4-5 airplanes on the runway at one time while rolling for take-off.
|Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):|
You'll note a lot of those bases will pararell's are currently or where in their past training bases.
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