|Quoting CX747 (Reply 92):
I just did a quick overview of San Diego on Google maps. I just started laughing I mean really laughing. The fact that you guys can't come up with a better idea and that there is no spare land is hilarious. If one really wanted to there were more than enough spots to put in an airport. It would effect the environment but is definitely doable. You guys on the west coast make me laugh.
The entire county has been computer modeled and tested for compatible sites. A runway primary surface extends 10,000' from each end of the runway at a 34:1 slope (1 foot rise for each 34 feet of distance). This surface splays out from 200' to 2,500' wide at the end of the surface. A secondary surface extends beyond that to 50,000' from the threshold. Any penetration of the surface makes the location invalid if the terrain removal criteria set by Federal Law is exceeded. Terrain removal is expensive in and of itself and any environmental issues discovered require extensive mitigation cost mandated by the Federal Law. An airport has to have a reasonable cost of construction or it becomes impossible to operate at. Perhaps you think the environmental and terrain issues are that easy to deal with, but you couldn't be more wrong. If anything it shows your lack of understanding of the issue. Federal Law covers the environmental component, so it would apply to what ever place you live in as well it's not a "west coast thing". It is "not" doable. Like the professor, you're looking at this in a vaccum.
Here's a looksee at said surface (Page 6):
San Diego isn't some flat chunck of land East of the Rockies.
|Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 94):
Is it just me, or does it seem like that everyone on this board who actually lives in San Diego thinks Miramar is the way to go, but the out-of-staters are saying no way. I googled and found a great location
I'm out of state... But a native...
|Quoting Phuebner (Reply 97):
It's headquarter for the 1st Marine division and other units. The whole vast of land is needed for training. They run tanks, shoot artillery etc. Trust me when I say that the whole area is needed for training. It's important when you want a good well trained military.
And an airfield was proposed for the Marines to house the MV-22's South of the existing field with brand spanking new digs, above the flood plain and further away from the said training areas.
|Quoting CX747 (Reply 92):
Also, the F-35Bs will have to make carrier landings when they are attached to the carrier air wings. So, they will continue to practice carrier landings along with VTOLs. 40+ fighter jets and 40 plus military helicopters need their own base. Joint use is not an option.
Only new F-18 pilots in training are using that for carrier landings. The active duty peeps go to San Clemente. The training will be gone. No factor. But if they feel they need one, here's a field:
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