Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m, (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m, (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m, (4) 914 to 1,523 m, and (5) under 914 m. Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map
Can you spot your holiday? The incredible images that reveal exactly where we fly EVERY day
Daily Mail - 5/23/2013 11:02:22 AM
Michael Markieta works for engineering and design firm Arup and spent the past year ... The visualisations of flight paths started four years ago when Aaron, from San Francisco, was working on a college project. He uses dark colours to show higher ...
World's Scariest Airport Runways (PHOTOS)
weather.com - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Matekane Air Strip is an airport in Lesotho, Africa. (Wikimedia/OhanaUnited) Flying off a cliff is a common occurrence at the Matekane Air Strip, reports National Geographic. Located in the country of Lesotho in South Africa, the runway is ...
Heathrow Airport in renewed call for third runway
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 7:59:48 AM
Heathrow Airport has told the UK government there is no “quick or easy solution” to ease the country’s lack of hub airport ... “Heathrow is the world’s busiest two-runway airport with a flight taking off or landing every 45 seconds.
New four-runway plan for Stansted Airport
airport-world.com - 5/24/2013 10:25:23 AM
London’s Stansted Airport could be transformed into a four-runway hub – replacing Heathrow Airport as the UK’s hub – according to leading architect Make. The scheme would cost £18 billion to deliver, according to the firm, making it one of the ...
The Starbucks tumbler limited to one place in the world: Haneda Airport
en.rocketnews24.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
the one place in the world that sells this very exclusive tumbler. Called the Starbucks Haneda Airport tumbler, you can buy one for 1,400 yen (US$13.60). You can look all over the world for these but you won’t find them anywhere but here. On the tumbler ...
Dubai Airports to upgrade runways
MENAFN - 5/11/2013 8:31:57 AM
To safeguard service levels while the work is taking place, scheduled passenger flights at its hub airport will be reduced and all freighter, charter and general aviation flights will be diverted to Dubai World Central (DWC). The northern runway is nearing ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
The streets are so much darker now, since money for streetlights is rarely available to municipal governments. The national parks began closing down years ago. Some are already being subdivided and sold to the highest bidder. Reports on bridges crumbling ...
Waste Criminal Dragged from Moving Plane at Heathrow & Jailed
Waste Management World - 5/24/2013 12:27:04 PM
A scoundrel, who tried to swerve nearly £900,000 in fines for waste crimes by fleeing the country, has been hauled from a plane as it taxied on the runway at Heathrow airport and sentenced to three years in prison. According to the UK's Environment Agency ...
World’s largest plane pays flying visit to Shannon
Irish Examiner - 5/21/2013 11:36:21 PM
The UN thinks it's a good idea, but what do the Irish think of eating creepy crawlies, wonders Jonathan deBurca Butler. The Antonov 225 Mriya, meaning Dream, was designed and built by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Ukraine and first flew on Dec 21 ...
Fun before you fly
Sydney Morning Herald - 5/18/2013 4:23:15 PM
1 Let the kids soar Destination ... The airport is well connected by train to the city and if you're in transit, there's a branch of the fantastic Rijksmuseum on site, showing temporary exhibitions by the Dutch Masters, a library where you can chill ...
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
Zimbabwe has over 200 ... especially at Victoria Falls, with works falling behind schedule ahead of the UNWTO indaba. The existing runway at Victoria Falls is old and short such that it cannot accommodate wide-bodied transcontinental flights into and ...
Pilatus Unveils PC-24 Twin Turbofan
Aviation Week - 5/23/2013 12:18:07 AM
Departing BCA’s 5,000 ft. elevation, ISA+20C airport, it will need only a 4,430-ft. runway. It also will be able to operate from unpaved runways, similar to a PC-12. “That opens up 21,000 runways around the world.” The landing gear will have dual ...
Solar-powered aircraft makes historic landing at D/FW Airport
The Business Journal - 5/23/2013 10:33:44 AM
Much like those who watched the Wright Brothers fly at Kitty Hawk or the Parisians who cheered when Charles ... the airport waiting for the wake turbulence from the larger jet aircraft to die down.
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 3:14:39 AM
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport opened Stage 1 of the PHX Sky Train™ to customers on April 8, 2013 ... bridge is high enough to allow a Boeing 747 to pass underneath. It is 90 feet above the taxiway, and the columns supporting it are as deep ...
Aircraft with 55 passengers overshoots runway in Myanmar, 2 injured
Times of India - 5/17/2013 12:49:42 PM
YANGON: A passenger plane carrying 55 people overran the end of the runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected ... fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.