View Full Version : Heathrow runway lengths in 1968

Super VC-10
5th Apr 2010, 19:34
I'm currently trying to bring the Wikipedia article on BOAC Flight 712 up to Good Article status. Can anyone point me to a website that has details of Heathrow when it had all runways in use (05L/R, 10L/R, 15L/R and their reciprocals 23L/R, 28L/R, 33L/R), particularly the lengths of these runways in the late 1960s.

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5th Apr 2010, 19:42
I can't offer much help except to say that work on extending 28R/10L to 3902m commenced in Ovtober, 1968.

5th Apr 2010, 21:43
Super VC-10 - can you PM me your private e mail address and I will send you a scan taken from the Maurice Allward Heathrow booklet 1967/68 which has the runways with their lengths in feet. I can never work out how to upload scans onto this forum.

Super VC-10
6th Apr 2010, 05:09
PM sent. :ok:

6th Apr 2010, 06:45
My '64 charts show:

28R/10L as 9312 x 300 ft
28L/10R as 11000 x 300 ft
23L/05R as 7734 x 300 ft
23R/05L as 6255 x 250 ft
15R/33L as 7560 x 300 ft
15L/33R as closed

6th Apr 2010, 07:05
Super VC-10 - Done!

Talkdownman - The chart I have just sent to Super VC-10 has the lengths you mention except the 11,000ft runway (28L/10R) they have as 11,200ft.

6th Apr 2010, 08:57
That is not a very good growth rate over four years.......

7th Apr 2010, 07:28
These charts might be interesting: Super VC10 Performance Manual (http://www.vc10.net/Technical/perf_manual_index.html), check the Takeoff Weight Limit charts for LHR.

They show: 10R/28L 12.000 ft.
10L/28R 9311 ft.
05R/23L 7733 ft.
The data is for 1969 and 1971 in the case of 05R/23L.

Super VC-10
7th Apr 2010, 11:36
Jheiminga, that is brilliant! Thanks to KeMac for his assistance too, details now added to article.