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Old January 3rd, 2006, 02:46 PM   #101
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:21 PM   #102
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I work in airport operations and I can confirm that the longest runway in the country is, by a fair margin, 09L/27R at Heathrow (3902 metres), followed by 09R/27L (3658 metres), then Gatwick at 3316 metres. Manchester's 06R-24L including the starter strip is 3197 metres, 06L-24R is 3048 metres. Few military runways are longer than 3000 metres, the only ones now being Brize Norton, Fairford, Boscombe Down, Mildenhall, Lakenheath - all between 3000 and 3300 metres long. There are a few ex-military runways now in private or non-aviation use which are this sort of length : Alconbury, Cambletown, Bruntingthorpe, Gaydon, Elvingdon etc.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:21 PM   #103
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go on to google earth then zoom in on the dark patch south of birmingham. Its an airforce base. Look at the concrete squares and on one of them sits a U2 spy plane. No joke.....
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:32 PM   #104
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Doka, if you persist on telling us you 'love concrete' I can arrange for you to be fitted with a pair of 'concrete wellies', hence you will be dispatched to # 9 dock. I have some friends in low places in Salford.

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go on to google earth then zoom in on the dark patch south of birmingham. Its an airforce base. Look at the concrete squares and on one of them sits a U2 spy plane. No joke.....
RAF fairford, north of the east end of the main runway.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:36 PM   #106
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Trust me.........Longest runway in the country........ Ever seen a U2 spy plane......Why has AMEC got all the work in IRAQ.... Construction VIRGINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know that it is not longer than either of heathrow's main runways.

Amec hasn't got all the Iraqi contracts. Halliburton, Parsons, Bechtel, Fluor and Washington are much more active to name but a few
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The U2 made an appearance at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, this year too. One of the star attractions on the ground display at RIAT (Royal International air Tattoo)
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longest runway is indeed at LHR, widest however, is Doncaster (60m)
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 10:53 PM   #109
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Doka, if you persist on telling us you 'love concrete' I can arrange for you to be fitted with a pair of 'concrete wellies', hence you will be dispatched to # 9 dock. I have some friends in low places in Salford.

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Just make sure the air-entrainment isn't to hot.. i might take off!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Doka, if you persist on telling us you 'love concrete' I can arrange for you to be fitted with a pair of 'concrete wellies', hence you will be dispatched to # 9 dock. I have some friends in low places in Salford.

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Doka, if you persist on telling us you 'love concrete' I can arrange for you to be fitted with a pair of 'concrete wellies', hence you will be dispatched to # 9 dock. I have some friends in low places in Salford.

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You have heard of CORONATION STREET.....But have you ever heard of the Quality Street Gang!!!!!!!!!!
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RAF fairford, north of the east end of the main runway.
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go on to google earth then zoom in on the dark patch south of birmingham. Its an airforce base. Look at the concrete squares and on one of them sits a U2 spy plane. No joke.....
Nothing wrong with Birmingham.......Where was the MPB christmas party last year!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ever Been In in Brize Norton ,Oxford............Nice duty free!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I work in airport operations and I can confirm that the longest runway in the country is, by a fair margin, 09L/27R at Heathrow (3902 metres), followed by 09R/27L (3658 metres), then Gatwick at 3316 metres. Manchester's 06R-24L including the starter strip is 3197 metres, 06L-24R is 3048 metres. Few military runways are longer than 3000 metres, the only ones now being Brize Norton, Fairford, Boscombe Down, Mildenhall, Lakenheath - all between 3000 and 3300 metres long. There are a few ex-military runways now in private or non-aviation use which are this sort of length : Alconbury, Cambletown, Bruntingthorpe, Gaydon, Elvingdon etc.
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Such a shame that safety only becomes an issue when enough people have been killed. Same with pretty much everything in life.
How very, very true. What a great point Bunnyman.
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Terminal Two Expansion

Does anyone have any renders or details on the expansion at Terminal 2?
There has been news reports about the increase to 18m capacity for some time but I've not seen any plans. Was there a masterplan when it was built, it does seem lop-sided, so extra check in and capacity could be filled in. I am interested to know whether the extra pier and gates will be built at 90 degrees to the current ones, or parallel via a tunnel, that may have been part of a masterplan.
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Does anyone have any renders or details on the expansion at Terminal 2?
There has been news reports about the increase to 18m capacity for some time but I've not seen any plans. Was there a masterplan when it was built, it does seem lop-sided, so extra check in and capacity could be filled in. I am interested to know whether the extra pier and gates will be built at 90 degrees to the current ones, or parallel via a tunnel, that may have been part of a masterplan.
Ye thats already started. It started in June 2005, this is whats going to happen......

* Terminal 2 Phase 2, the multi-million pound project that will see the capacity of Terminal 2 more than double from its current 7 million to 18 million passengers per year begins this month(June 2005)
* The airport is also investing in the airfield, with additional apron capacity around Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to provide the equivalent of six wide-body or 12 narrow-body aircraft stands(probs for the airbus A380).
* Over 49 new check-in desks across the airport. Twenty-two in Terminal 1, 15 in ‘The Station’ and 12 in Terminal 2.

Taken from the Manchesterairport site.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #119
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longest runway is indeed at LHR, widest however, is Doncaster (60m)
Manston, Kent is 61m, though in reality it is about 200m wide as the whole area between taxiways is paved so it could be used as a emergency landing field during WWII.
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Ye thats already started. It started in June 2005, this is whats going to happen......

* Terminal 2 Phase 2, the multi-million pound project that will see the capacity of Terminal 2 more than double from its current 7 million to 18 million passengers per year begins this month(June 2005)
* The airport is also investing in the airfield, with additional apron capacity around Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to provide the equivalent of six wide-body or 12 narrow-body aircraft stands(probs for the airbus A380).
* Over 49 new check-in desks across the airport. Twenty-two in Terminal 1, 15 in ‘The Station’ and 12 in Terminal 2.

Taken from the Manchesterairport site.
There are also improvments to T1 arrivals to put in more baggage caurosels , speed up baggage collection, and generally improve the arrivals area to increase capacity. These works are already underway.
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