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Bangor (Maine) Runway Width at beginning of '90s

Old 31st Jul 2021, 13:30
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Bangor (Maine) Runway Width at beginning of '90s

Hi everybody,
I wish to kindly ask if anyone remembers the title's details at the beginning of the '90s...
Discussing with fellow pilots we split into two parties... the one recalling such value being 90 metres and the other group insisting on "normal numbers"... 60 or 45.
Anybody could solve this dilemma, indicating, therefore which group needs a brain doctor attention.
Thank you very much for your attention.
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Old 31st Jul 2021, 20:04
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On checking Google Earth historical imagery it appears to be 90m wide in in the 90's as the runway edge stripes are at the edge of the full paved width. The images from 2004 onwards show the edge stripes inset from the paved edge by about 15m on both sides suggesting the runway declared width is now 60m.
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Old 31st Jul 2021, 21:55
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It was 90. And had no vasi/papi/ t vasi etc. So could catch one out. From memory it was also cat II in one direction which was a bit of a shortcoming in the autumn months. My only career diversion to Windsor Locks as a result.
It was, however, always kept clear of snow.
And looked like clear lower deck of Penthouse around the Holiday Inn pool and the bar. Monarch, Airtours, Air 2000 and latterly cal air. Happy days indeed
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Old 1st Aug 2021, 00:23
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Thank you Musket90 and thank you Globocnik for your kind replies, which gave me the opportunity to put on standby a visit to the "brain" doctor...at least for the time being...(I was in the group voting for the "90m") . I'd like to share with you a virtual beer as we can't move among countries at this moment.
I confirm that it was easy to be caught out at least the first time into BGR and this was the real issue of our discussion related to the RWY width. I also remember the great efficiency of the "runway snow clearing", I was really impressed. Good old times!
Thank you again for your kindness.
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