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Anyone know of any UK airports or internationals that have a VERY long runway?
I am exceptionally bad at landings so I need the length!

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Pro Member Chief Captain
CrashGordon Chief Captain

I don't fly in Europe much so I don't know any there, but if you are looking for a long runway, try Edwards Air Force Base in California.

However, you are probably better off practicing on normal length runways for the plane you are flying. To make it easier, either practice landing at the same airport you take off from, or land at one that is near, where you can become familiar with the terrain.

spuddi Guest

I believe that the runway at cape canaveril -bad spelling- is one of the longest in the world (the name starts NASA not Cape).

as for the longest in the UK then you want Heathrow runway 09L -27R

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Bindolaf Captain

Try the Space Center in California. I don't think there is a longer (or wider) runway anywhere

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

A note about Edwards Air Force Base (KEDW). It is in a dry lake bed so if you miss the runway, you still may be okay.

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Canyon (NoWorries) First Officer

Here are your longun's:

1. Cape Canaveral X68 15028
2. Edwards KEDW 15008
3. Yuma KYUM 13306

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

These are the longest I could find:

Vostochny (Russia) 16404 ft
Gavia (Bravil) 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

Guest

Thanks for doing so much searching for these airports.
I am getting much better results on approach and touch down with these longens so thanks!

Guest

The 2 in Florida are particularly good the Cape Canaveral and NASA base as you take off from cape canaveral and then you fly straight to NASA base.

Quite fun.

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Bartholomew First Officer

I suppose Heathrow, London, has two very long runways. Idea

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Bartholomew wrote:

I suppose Heathrow, London, has two very long runways. Idea

They are around 11000 feet
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