Archerfield Airport Short Runways
Unexplained 80 metre long asphalt runway approaches. Any ideas?
Archerfield Airport (0.63 mi / 1.01 km)
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University of Queensland (4.74 mi / 7.62 km)
Princess Alexandra Hospital (4.75 mi / 7.65 km)
Wacol Correctional Facility (Prison) (4.90 mi / 7.89 km)
Brisbane Cricket Ground (5.72 mi / 9.21 km)
HMAS Diamantina (5.84 mi / 9.40 km)
Logan Motorway Interchange (5.93 mi / 9.55 km)
From: Indy in IndianaBudget problems??
Tue Oct 31 12:43:45 -0800 2006
From: BruceMy totally uneducated non-pilot guess would be that they're markers for the dirt/grass runways. There appear to be dirt taxiways out to those runways as well.
Tue Oct 31 18:02:00 -0800 2006
From: irdeanorunway markers..
Sat Apr 14 21:46:49 -0700 2007
From: clydesThese are the sealed thresholds for the gravel runways 04/22 left and right. Note that 22R has a displaced threshold - takeoffs start from the unmarked sealed area to the north east, but landings are supposed to aim for the marked area.
Wed Jun 24 18:29:48 -0700 2009
The thresholds are sealed to minimize propellor damage from loose gravel when starting the takeoff run, and also simply to allow the numbers to be painted :-)
These cross-strips are used only when the wind direction dictates, and then only by day (no lights) and only when the ground is dry!