Re: Runway Lengths

Date:         19 Feb 98 01:34:12 
From:         "Richard Rea" <rrea@xmission.com>
Organization: ArosNet Inc.
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Randy Pierce wrote in message ...
>Could someone mail me the length of runway needed to land for today's
>airliners?  I live in a city with an airport of 7,500 feet and wondered
>what exactly could land there.  I'd love to see a DC-10 fly in.

Runway length isn't the only concern.  The runway has to be stressed for the
weight of the aircraft (e.g. you could probably land a 747 on a 4500'
runway, but if it's an asphalt surface the 747 will sink right into it like
mud).  Terrain, noise routing, etc. also play a factor...