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Old 27th Sep 2017, 16:41
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Originally Posted by ZOOKER View Post
The last aircraft to use R/W 28 was a C172, G-AZTS.

Late 1980s, or possibly early '90s.
Runway 10/28 officially closed in 1979. The major refurbishment and re-profiling on 06/24 in 1979/80 resulted in a pronounced hump in the cross-runway. There were however a few unlicensed operations on 10/28 up until about 1990, for instance a light aircraft outside crosswind limits on 06/24 but needing to land urgently, or a historic aircraft special event.

02/20 closed in the early 1970s when the building of Pier C effectively lay on the extended centreline and it was needed primarily as a taxiway to serve the new pier and due to increasing traffic.
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