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Longest displaced thresholds?

Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:21 pm

KEWR runway 4L and KJFK runway 31L have some of the longest displaced thresholds I can think of, longer than any other airports I've been to. What are some other examples of long displaced thresholds?
 
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Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:56 pm

KSAN runway 27 has a pretty lengthy displaced threshold thanks to relatively high terrain east of the field.
 
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Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:41 pm

Bakersfield, California has a displaced threshold on 30R of 3428 feet. Good thing the entire runway is almost 11,000 feet long. Aside, possibly, for noise abatement, I have no idea why! I've landed there before and see no obstructions like a place such as KSAN.
 
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Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:49 pm

FZAA, N'Djili International Airport/Kinshasa International Airport, DRC. Displaced threshold of 4,593 Feet, runway length 15,420. From experience, it is in bad shape. Was designated a Shuttle alternate airport.
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Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:52 pm

Deelen Air base in NL has it's threshold displaced by a whopping 6200ft (1.9km) ... on one side....and 900ft on the other side (0.27km)..

It used to be a airbase for planes propper, it's now a training site for army/air force helicopters so they can practice sloped landings.

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Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:47 pm

San Jose, CA (KSJC) has about 3,400 ft displaced thresholds on both 30L and 30R.
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Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:50 am

FlyRow wrote:
Deelen Air base in NL has it's threshold displaced by a whopping 6200ft (1.9km) ... on one side....and 900ft on the other side (0.27km)..

It used to be a airbase for planes propper, it's now a training site for army/air force helicopters so they can practice sloped landings.

https://www.google.nl/maps/@52.0610748,5.8726069,4744m/data=!3m1!1e3


The 6,200ft area appears to be marked as a blast pad as opposed to displaced threshold.
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Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:13 pm

bluejuice wrote:
The 6,200ft area appears to be marked as a blast pad as opposed to displaced threshold


Indeed, blast pad / stopway, not displaced threshold.

Alias1024 wrote:
San Jose, CA (KSJC) has about 3,400 ft displaced thresholds on both 30L and 30R.


They are about 2500 feet, not 3400 feet.
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