What is a runway?

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What is a runway?

Unread post by Bryden » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:12 pm

Hi Guys,
Please assist me to understand the definition of a runway. For example, if a club has a runway that consists of a mown section of about 10m wide and it has longitudinally down the center of it, a narrow tarred strip of about 5m wide and accommodates planes of all sizes up to 170cc, what is the runway? To my mind, the tarred section constitutes a small section of the runway suited to small planes and those with retracts. It could also be described as a mixed runway.
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by cabeng » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:08 pm

The "Runway " is any piece of ground that the committee/landowner demarcates and labels it "Runway" , it can be 1m wide and 2m long ! Tar , Grass, Water, or even mud
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by clivem » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:23 pm

this Question sounds ominous 8-[

i would say the tarred section is the runway. nothing wrong with a wider mown section but that would be the run off area. (or jet with failed retracts / no wheels area :twisted: )

personally i prefer grass, much nicer on the aeries ........ (unless you fly the above with retracts and they do work :twisted: )
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by Bryden » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:27 am

Thanks Guys,
Not really ominous, 8) I just want some clarity. Some pilots, not myself, have failed proficiencies for not landing on the "runway" when they have landed on the grass section, which I might add, is far longer than the tar and better suited to large scale. We do have pilots wanting to do proficiencies with 100cc aircraft. :shock:
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by In The Haze » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:59 am

I believe that a mutual decision made beforehand of what the judges want and agree too, would suffice.

Although I would say that if you use the tar for take off then that is what you should use for the landing.
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by danie.e » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:07 pm

I would ask why put tar down anyway if it was not intended to be the "runway"
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by clivem » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:45 pm

bryden

ITH has probably summed it up best, landings should be within 3m of assumed centreline of runway so agree where the runway is before the flight.
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by cabeng » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:02 pm

clivem wrote:bryden

ITH has probably summed it up best, landings should be within 3m of assumed centreline of runway so agree where the runway is before the flight.
A profeciency is a test , NOT a competition , If I were testing a student and he said to me , im gonna take off on the tar and then land on the grass over here because my plane runs off the tar , and then executes as he had planned/discussed he gets a 10 point pass!
so agree clive
clivem wrote: so agree where the runway is before the flight.
even if it is a separate position for TO and Landing
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by clivem » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:55 am

cabeng wrote:
clivem wrote:bryden

ITH has probably summed it up best, landings should be within 3m of assumed centreline of runway so agree where the runway is before the flight.
A profeciency is a test , NOT a competition , If I were testing a student and he said to me , im gonna take off on the tar and then land on the grass over here because my plane runs off the tar , and then executes as he had planned/discussed he gets a 10 point pass!
so agree clive
clivem wrote: so agree where the runway is before the flight.
even if it is a separate position for TO and Landing
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by Bryden » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:38 pm

Thanks everybody,
To answer Danie's question, I think that it was historical, long before I joined the runways were huge grass strips. Slowly and as funds dictated, tar was added and recently more added. At the same time, planes have become larger and larger.
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by LionelBrink » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:38 pm

Hi,

In my opinion a runway as any area designated for take-off and/or landing. I know from my proficiency tests, the instructor will always specify which "runway" to use & during our briefings they will also specify what they define as the mid point, etc.

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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by Club of One » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:34 pm

Simply stated IMHO - It's a suitable length and width of usable smooth surface, orientated into prevailing wind, where you can take off and land your prized possession without damage, repeatedly.

Proficiency testing is exactly that and should not be a yardstick for a normal facility. #-o

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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by timmy » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:43 pm

You are all sadly mistaken, a runway is usually an extension of a stage, usually frequented by good looking eye candy in bikinis strutting their stuff. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by Trex600 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:58 pm

timmy wrote:You are all sadly mistaken, a runway is usually an extension of a stage, usually frequented by good looking eye candy in bikinis strutting their stuff. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Timmy Timmy Timmy ...........I agree with you ..... Have you also been watching "Victoria's Secret". Those prize possesions are lovely aren't they :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: What is a runway?

Unread post by timmy » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:49 am

Trex600 wrote:
timmy wrote:You are all sadly mistaken, a runway is usually an extension of a stage, usually frequented by good looking eye candy in bikinis strutting their stuff. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Timmy Timmy Timmy ...........I agree with you ..... Have you also been watching "Victoria's Secret". Those prize possesions are lovely aren't they :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
DSTV's fashion channel actually =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ :twisted: :twisted:
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