Albuquerque Sunport retires historic runway

Jul 3, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KOB-TV

The Albuquerque Sunport has shut down its historic north-south runway - 10,000 feet of concrete with a colorful and controversial past.

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1 - 5 of 5 Comments Last updated Jul 3, 2012
Hagar

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jul 3, 2012
It's sad to see 17/35 closing down. I've made hundreds of TO's and Ldgs. on it. It served well when the winds were strong from N or S.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#2 Jul 3, 2012
I suspect the golfers @ Puerto del Sol GC will be happy about that.
Hagar

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jul 3, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
I suspect the golfers @ Puerto del Sol GC will be happy about that.
A golf course is a waste of what would otherwise be a good rifle range!

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#4 Jul 3, 2012
Hagar wrote:
<quoted text>A golf course is a waste of what would otherwise be a good rifle range!
But you have to admit those little white balls would make wonderful targets<VVVBG>!
Hagar

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jul 3, 2012
The N/S runway used to have the ILS (Instrument Landing System) on it to avoid flying toward the Sandia's or having to drop too sharply after crossing the Sandia's under low visibility conditions. I wonder if they have relocated it to another runway.

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