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chrissie Trainee

Hey does anyone know what is the longest runway in the world and if so do you know the ICAO???

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antone First Officer

In the USA:

http://www.myafd.com/top10/longest_runways.asp

I'm getting conflicting answers for the "in the world" part, but the claim is that the answer is a USAF base that accommodates the space shuttle. As to those open to commercial/GA traffic, hard to say. Logic suggests it will be in Nepal, Tibet or somewhere else in the Himalayas, since the altitude would probably require longer takeoff rolls.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Ulyanovsk-Vostochny International Airport (UWLW), Russia is the longest runway in the world at 16404ft

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antone First Officer

This site:

http://www.tibetinfor.com/tibetzt/changdu/c1_2.htm

claims a runway in Tibet at 5500 metres, which seems to be around 18,000 ft. Unfortunately I can't find any other reference to it. Make of this what you will Confused

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RadarMan Chief Captain

When I want a long empty runway I always go here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwards_Air_Force_Base

Radar

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Donald Stratton (GoneGolfing) First Officer
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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Vostochny (Russia) 16404 ft
Gavia (Brazil) 16295 ft
Upington (South Africa) 16076 ft
Harare (Zimbabwae) 15502 ft
Kinshasha Ndjili (Congo) 15420 ft
Mafikeng (South Africa) 15158 ft
Hawange National Park (Zimbabwe) 15091 ft
Edwards AFB (USA) 15013 ft
Burdan Tibet 18,000 ft +

Edit: That last one is suspect. I can't find any confirmation of it. And Chinese sites contradict each other regarding airports in Tibet.



Last edited by CrashGordon on Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:27 am, edited 1 time in total
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antone First Officer

Yeah, that last one is the one I was trying to locate. Can't find mention of it in any ICAO database site.

I'm curious enough to keep looking, but you're right: it is certainly suspect.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

It wouldn't surprise me if it existed. China isn't exactly open about what they do in Tibet.

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chrissie Trainee

Thanks everyone for all the information. It was very helpful.

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antone First Officer

CrashGordon wrote:

It wouldn't surprise me if it existed. China isn't exactly open about what they do in Tibet.

This is certainly true.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Z14P Iran 16569
SB4E Brazil 16296
UWLW Russia 16179
FAUP South Africa 16109
FAMM South Africa 15726
FVHA Zimbabwe 15500
MMMX Mexico 15442
FZAA Congo 15279
FZAA Congo 15279
Z14N Iran 15201
FVWN Zimbabwe 15089
OTBD Qatar 15034
X68 United States 15029
FYWH Namibia 15009
KEDW United States 15009

All units in feet.

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Graham (graham05) First Officer

CRJCapt wrote:

Z14P Iran 16569
SB4E Brazil 16296
UWLW Russia 16179
FAUP South Africa 16109
FAMM South Africa 15726
FVHA Zimbabwe 15500
MMMX Mexico 15442
FZAA Congo 15279
FZAA Congo 15279
Z14N Iran 15201
FVWN Zimbabwe 15089
OTBD Qatar 15034
X68 United States 15029
FYWH Namibia 15009
KEDW United States 15009

All units in feet.

Z14P Iran 16569 IS LONG. but I was just there in fs and it looks like they just turned the road into a runway. Laughing ROFL

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