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Author Topic: Runway length at ESGB Torslanda Airport ??  (Read 938 times)

Sgt_Hotcliff

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Runway length at ESGB Torslanda Airport ??
« on: June 16, 2015, 05:34:40 AM »
Terve Sami!

Having chosen ESGB as my Base airport in 1970, I can see that you have set the runway length at 1630m which is too short for both the Caravelle and DC9'ers!
Historically, this is not right since the runway 04/22 length was 1850m already in 1943! 1966 it was stretched to 1930m to be better prepared for the "Jet Age". The first Caravelle's came in 1960 followed by SAS DC-9's which made Gothenburg to an important airport internationally.

I know, this game cannot be 100% historically accurate, but there should be at least the right conditions to create an airline with the same a/c. As it looks now, my future lies with the Fokker F-28 for the Jet Age and it feels a bit "limited" for my expansion plans.

Thinking of going bankrupt and starting over at a bigger airport now.. :'(

Sgt_Hotcliff
Viking Air International

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Re: Runway length at ESGB Torslanda Airport ??
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 06:38:17 AM »
Any sources for this information?

Sgt_Hotcliff

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Re: Runway length at ESGB Torslanda Airport ??
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 06:46:55 AM »
Yes, I have a lot of info sources about this,

Wiki in Swedish:
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torslanda_flygf%C3%A4lt

" Runways 1948:
Bana 04/22: längd 1 850 m, bredd 60 m
Bana 09/27: längd 1 160 m, bredd 40 m
Bana 14/32: längd 1 125 m, bredd 40 m "


One book: "Flyget i Göteborg 100 år" by Åke Hall/Per Lindquist.

And above all, my own experience since beeing on that airfield since I was 7 yrs old .Also, I made my first solo-flight in an MFI-9b there 1976, taxiing in between DC-9:ers and Caravelles!  :o

I hope you will change the runway length so I can plan for the Jet Age in a right way.

BR
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Sgt_Hotcliff

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Re: Runway length at ESGB Torslanda Airport ??
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 07:11:05 AM »


Sgt_Hotcliff

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Re: Runway length at ESGB Torslanda Airport ??
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 07:14:22 AM »
Picture below taken at ESGB autumn 1977.
One  DC-9-41 from SAS, one Twin Otter från Swedair, one Fokker F.28 from Linjeflyg and one Caravelle from Sterling
 :)

Sgt_Hotcliff

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Re: Runway length at ESGB Torslanda Airport ??
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 11:51:34 AM »
Thank you Sami !!!!!! :D

ESGB Longest runway  2 060 x 53 m (Asphalt) 

Now we can plan for the future!  ;)

Sgt_Hotcliff
Viking Air International

 

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